Surf Expo continues its tradition of moving and shaking in the Beach and Watersports categories.
gifts and souvenirs
“We have a storyteller’s philosophy,” says John Mauck of DM Merchandising.
Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, from Urban Expositions, is gearing up for their annual event this December 4 – 7th at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Known as “The Big Kahuna,” this show is a must-attend event for retailers in the coastal souvenir and resort business to meet business owners and plan for the spring and summer resort seasons.
Eagle Crest is a supplier of licensed military products including products of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.
Kalan LP is a family-owned and operated business. Their mission is to bring cutting edge ideas and designs to the souvenir, gift, and novelty markets.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), nearly fifty-five percent of consumers celebrate Valentine’s Day, with total spending reaching a high of $19.7 billion dollars, up from $18.9 billion in 2015, and $17.3 billion in 2014.
Souvenir sales make up 30 percent of the total gift market. As evidenced by over $17 billion in annual revenue, the gift industry is constantly growing.
The U.S. gift, novelty, and souvenir industry includes roughly 24,000 stores with a combined annual revenue of $17 billion, according to First Research.
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies (IGES®) will open its doors to buyers from thousands of retail resorts and souvenir shops again this November 1st – 5th, 2016, 2016, offering the widest variety of custom souvenirs and new resort merchandise imaginable.
For Magnum Enterprises, being a “Made in the USA” company is an integral part of their identity.