Highlights from February 2015



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Messe Frankfurt Announces Italy as Partner Country of Ambiente 2016

Messe Frankfurt announced that Italy is to be the next Ambiente partner country. During the Partner Country Reception for this year's partner country, the U.S., Detlef Braun, member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, said, "We are delighted that Italy is to be the partner country of Ambiente, the world's leading trade fair for the consumer-goods sector. [more] »


Gourmet Catalog Continues Support for Independents with Chicago Member Meeting

Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group, the leading and original buying group in the housewares industry, will host a member meeting and breakfast at the 2015 Chicago International Home and Housewares Show, giving store [more] »


Gift for Life Hosts Successful Benefit to Support DIFFA

The hundreds of attendees at Gift for Life's 23rd annual Party for Life event enjoyed New York-themed food, drinks, music and mingling at Central Park's Loeb Boathouse on Monday, February 2, 2015 during NY NOW. The event brought in more than $200,000 for Design [more] »


Aurora Helps Raggedy Ann Celebrates 100th Birthday in 2015

Plush toy, gift and doll manufacturer Aurora World Inc. recently celebrated Raggedy Ann's 100th birthday with the release of special edition Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy rag dolls. Aurora's brand new, Stars and Stripes special [more] »



Winter 2015 Orlando Gift Show's One-Stop Shop Attracts Central and Northern Florida Retailers

The Orlando Gift Show and Orlando Cash & Carry Show attracted souvenir, resort, home accessory retailers as well as jewelry, apparel and fashion accessory stores from central and northern Florida and and other states like Michigan, New Jersey, and New [more] »


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