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October 21, 2020
Disguise renews partnership, gains worldwide rights to Halo and Minecraft costumes

Disguise, Inc., the Halloween costume division of toy and consumer products manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific, Inc., announced its partnership renewal with ... more »

October 15, 2020
NRF Foundation offers COVID-19 trainings to retailers

The NRF Foundation launched two new credentials in its RISE Up program in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The credentials focus on Retail Operat ... more »

October 10, 2020
Retailers stock up, imports hit new record

Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early ... more »



October 9, 2020
Atlanta Market opens 2021 market year with optimism

Atlanta Market opens International Market Centers’ (IMC) 2021 market year with a renewed optimism powered by expansive product resources, market cen ... more »

October 9, 2020
Smiffys partners with Manic Panic in new wig line

On Oct. 6, 2020, Smiffys has partnered with Manic Panic to offer a new line of licensed wigs. A statement from Smiffys read: Smiffys are delighted to ... more »

October 6, 2020
Judge approves sale of Rubie’s Costume Company

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved the sale of a majority of the assets of the Rubie's Costume Company, Inc., the largest costume designer, manufa ... more »

October 5, 2020
NRF offers optimism for the 2020 holiday sales

Consumer spending has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than expected, but forecasting 2020 holiday sales is like assembling a jigs ... more »


September 29, 2020
NRF launches New Holiday Traditions campaign

By any measure, this holiday season will be unlike any other, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) is launching a nationwide consumer education c ... more »

September 25, 2020
2021 Halloween & Party Expo pivots to virtual event

Halloween & Party Expo's (HPE) website posted an update on the status of the 2021 event. According to the notice posted, the event "scheduled to t ... more »

September 24, 2020
Seeing Red creates contactless trick-or-treat zones

Seeing Red, a southern California Halloween Apparel Company, offers safe alternatives for trick-or-treating with “Contactless Trick-or-Treat Zone. ... more »

September 23, 2020
Gift for Life donates nearly $7,000 to women’s center

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, announced that its third annual Text-to-Give campaign ... more »

September 21, 2020
Messe Frankfurt revamps spring 2021 schedule

As a result of the course taken by the pandemic, Messe Frankfurt will not be holding any of its own physical trade fairs at the Frankfurt exhibition g ... more »

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