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New Collections Debut at High Point Market

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 2, 2017 — High Point Market kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 14, and a variety of new collections are debuting, bringing buyers and designers new resource options for stores and studios. According to International Market Center officials, a range of price points and cross-category introductions including furniture, home décor, lighting, rugs Read More

Dallas Market Center Announces Partnership with Houston Furniture Bank for Phase Two of DMC Cares Hurricane Relief Program

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DALLAS , Sept. 28, 2017 – Dallas Market Center announced a partnership with the Houston Furniture Bank for phase two of its DMC Cares Hurricane Relief Program. The company’s goal is to create $1 million in support for several organizations, including the Houston Furniture Bank, via financial and product donations for hurricane survivors and is Read More

Monday Stat: Year Over Year Sales

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Anne-Marie Earl, October 2, 2017 According to Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 2017 Today’s Gift Retailer Survey, 35 percent of retailers said their sales increased from 2015 to 2016, and 46 percent said their sales remained about the same. Only 19 percent said their sales were down year over year. With the summer markets almost over, Read More

Friday Finds: The Gift that Gives Back

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In light of the devastation caused by the recent hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters, this week’s Friday Finds pay homage to gift manufacturers who are showing love by providing gifts that give. Stemless Wine Glasses by Rolf Glass bring classic ornament to the kitchen, featuring crystal clear glass engraved with the word “love” and Read More

HABA USA Partners with Highlights on New Toy Line

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Pamela Brill, September 28, 2017 SKANEATELES, NY – Beginning in 2018, toy retailers across the country will reap the double benefit of two iconic children’s brands coming together in HABA USA’s new Highlights toy line. Fusing proven play patterns with European design and modern manufacturing processes, the new line will feature high-quality wooden toys and Read More

Goliath Acquires JAX; Broadens Games Portfolio

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN and HATTEM, THE NETHERLANDS –– The games category has just doubled its pleasure, thank to Goliath’s acquisition of JAX Ltd., Inc. JAX will continue to operate out of its Plymouth, Minn. offices, and the Levine family will remain in their leadership roles. “I am very happy to welcome JAX into the Goliath family,” Read More

National Toy Hall of Fame Reveals 2017 Toy Finalists

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Pamela Brill, September 28, 2017 ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Which playthings will join the ranks of classic toys? The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame has announced this year’s 12 finalists for induction into the hall. They include: Clue, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, paper airplane, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Read More

ThinkFun Named Newest Member of Ravensburger Brands

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SEATTLE  — In an effort to broaden its portfolio of brands, Ravensburger AG has acquired games manufacturer ThinkFun. ThinkFun joins Wonder Forge, acquired in 2012, and BRIO, acquired in 2015, as the newest company under the recently established Ravensburger North America division. “We have known and admired ThinkFun for a long time,” says Clemens Maier, Read More

Halloween Spending to Reach Record $9.1 Billion

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2017 – With more people celebrating, Americans will splurge on costumes, candy and pumpkins for a record $9.1 billion in Halloween spending this year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The figure is up 8.3 percent from last year’s previous record of Read More

15th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Week Announces Preliminary Lineup and Theme, “Play For Peace”

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CHICAGO , Sept. 21, 2017 – From the larger-than-life game of Build or Boom and the Rummikub National Championship to the Illinois State Yoyo Competition and the opportunity for inventors to develop their craft, expand their networks and pitch industry heavyweights, the 2017 Chicago Toy & Game Week (Nov. 16-19) has more to offer than Read More