Known in the retail industry as “The Big Kahuna,” Clarion UX’s Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show holds the distinction of being the largest and longest running coastal souvenir and resort trade show in the United States. Now in it’s 36th year, the show attracts vendors offering the best selection and name brands sought […]
Are you dreaming of a quick vacation before the onset of the holiday craziness? Get on the phone and book yourself a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains and to IGES, the International Gift Exposition of the Smokies in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Founded back in 2001, IGES is celebrating their 19th annual show […]
Originally founded by Linda and Tom Norton in 1987, the Norton Shows are now managed in the capable hands of daughter Nikke Norton and grandsons Hunter Norton Johnson and Denver Johnson. A wonderful example of how to run a thriving family business, the Norton clan holds their show four times yearly. The next show in […]
For retailers located in the western United States, there’s nothing better than heading to the Urban Expositions Seattle Gift Show to find the latest on-trend products for your store. But this August, when the show rolls into the Washington State Convention Center from the 17th to the 20th, retailers are in for an even bigger treat than usual.
Attention East Coast gift retailers! If you’re looking for a way to spice up your store offerings, the gift and souvenir trade show experts, Urban Expositions, has announced the addition of a new Northeast Flavors gourmet and specialty foods section to debut at the upcoming Philadelphia Gift Show in July.
Known for their superior range of wholesale gift and souvenir trade shows, Urban Expositions has announced the debut of a new MATCH program to connect retail buyers and wholesale suppliers during their shows.
What do the UBM Fashion NYWOMEN’S shows have in common this coming June? A reimagined shopping experience exclusively designed for retailers and consumers, too.
Held this coming June 5-8, 2018 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, the four day IRCE event will be packed with presentations by over 200 industry leading speakers and well-known companies and brands including Warby Parker, Eloquii, Beachbody, Chewy.com, Rue La La, Pinterest, and Houzz.
Augmented reality (AR) – don’t think it’s for you? You might want to think again. Recently, Independent Retailer’s Meaghan Brophy sat down with Caspar Thykier, CEO of Zappar.com, to learn more about how the company’s AR platform can help retailers large and small to grow their income and generate additional foot traffic in-store.
Miami International Mart will hold their next wholesale show on April 15-17th, 2018, with four additional sourcing events over the balance of the 2018 calendar. Buyers browsing the show floor will find tens of thousands of products in hundreds of general merchandise categories.