retail

Sweet Shop Candies produces PPE during global pandemic

Sweet Shop Candies, Inc., also known as Sweet Shop USA, a leading chocolate manufacturer of specialty truffles, caramels, toffee, and other chocolates ... more »

Retail sales decline in April due to the pandemic closures

Retail sales dropped almost twice as much during April as they did in March as the nation’s economy saw its first full month when most businesses we ... more »

Gift for Life celebrates industry’s Gift of Giving Award recipients

Gift for Life celebrates the members of our industry, whose good works during the COVID-19 pandemic have truly been a “gift of giving” to the indu ... more »



Mud Pie offers tools and support as retailers reopen

During these unusual times, Mud Pie’s primary goal remains the same — to support their retail partners. Over the past two months, the gift indus ... more »

IMC updates Summer Gift & Home Market plans

Following a comprehensive survey of its gift and home furnishings buyers and suppliers, International Market Centers (IMC) announced updates to its su ... more »


Whitney Howard Designs collaborates with Connecting a Caring Community

Recently, Whitney Howard Designs collaborated with Connecting a Caring Community. In a recent letter, Lisa Schachtel Kodimer, from Connecting a Caring ... more »

IndieMe hosts first Virtual Expo this June

IndieMe Marketplace, an online marketplace for retailers to source handmade American and Canadian artist-made craft for over 22 years, will host its f ... more »

The AIDS Walk New York goes live in one month

NY NOW released information detailing the virtual AIDS Walk New York that will take place on Sunday, June 7. NY NOW is proud to continue to support G ... more »

Atlanta Apparel extends partnership with the Boutique Hub through 2021

The Boutique Hub and Atlanta Apparel stated that they will continue and extend their partnership through 2021 by again co-hosting the Boutique Summit ... more »

Maine illustrator uses art to help flatten the curve

Maine illustrator Jessica Esch, co-founder of Shinebolt, uses art to help flatten the curve by encouraging people to stay home, wear a mask and suppor ... more »

U.S. toy industry experiences +7.6% growth in the first quarter of 2020

The U.S. toy industry saw dollar sales increase by $256 million to $3.6 billion in the first quarter from January 2020 through March 2020, a 7.6% incr ... more »

DM Merchandising launches Care Cover Collection of protective masks

DM Merchandising launched its Care Cover Collection of protective masks for kids, adults and matching hand sanitizers in a caddy.  Wearing fac ... more »

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