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Consumers prioritize holiday spending on family, friends

Purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones is a way for consumers to shift focus from the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic to celebrating the h ... more »

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 »

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 »



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 »

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 »


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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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