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August 20, 2020
IMC_di unveils new digital tools

IMC_di (International Market Centers’ Digital Innovations division) recently unveiled Juniper, the new brand identity for its full suite of digital ... more »

August 18, 2020
Retail sales for July show positive movement

Retail sales continued to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in July, growing more slowly than the month before but adding to the str ... more »

August 13, 2020
Party City reveals new trends to celebrate Halloween safely

A recent Party City survey shows 96% of parents plan to celebrate Halloween this year, while 70% of them seek alternatives to traditional trick-or-tre ... more »



August 12, 2020
Report indicates retail imports will be at the lowest annual total in four years

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports during 2020 are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemi ... more »

August 11, 2020
Halloween Party & Expo moves to virtual platform

Halloween Party & Expo released a letter that announced an update to the show originally scheduled to take place Jan. 22-24, 2021 in Dallas, Texas ... more »

August 11, 2020
National Confectioners Association finds Halloween will still be celebrated

Halloween may look and feel a little different this year as people decide how they will celebrate – whether it’s having fun from a distance, trick ... more »

August 6, 2020
Tech-driven consumers reshape retail’s next normal

A new report commissioned by Periscope by McKinsey revealed how tech-driven consumers are reshaping retail’s next normal, with coronavirus concerns ... more »


July 31, 2020
PFA mourns the loss of valued member, Monna Schwartz

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July 31, 2020
Retailers and brands gravitate to Bridge’s online community

Bridge, an online e-commerce community, saw significant increases in membership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail membership increased by 17% and n ... more »

July 31, 2020
LA Mart opens for permanent showroom business

In an effort to provide a safe shopping experience for buyers and retailers, the LA Mart announced that they will be open for showroom-only appointmen ... more »

July 31, 2020
Faire offers online trade show event

Earlier this year, Faire announced new tools and online events with the purpose of bringing the Faire community together to connect in the absence o ... more »

July 30, 2020
Retail shrink totals $61.7 billion in 2019

Theft, fraud and losses from other retail “shrink” totaled $61.7 billion in 2019, up from $50.6 billion the year before as industry security execu ... more »

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