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May, 2010

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June 2010
3-4, Jackson, MS
4-8, Overland Park, KS
5-7, Sevierville, TN
6-8, Denver
6-8, Minnetonka, MN
7-9, New York
8-9, Syracuse, NY
10-11, Los Angeles
15, New York
23-29, Dallas
26-28, Denver
26-29, Columbus
27-28, Madison, WI
27-Jul. 1, Billerica, MA
29-July 1, Denver

July 2010
13-19, Los Angeles
14-21, Atlanta
22-24, Phoenix
22-28, Chicago
23-25, Canton, OH
31-Aug. 3, San Francisco

August 2010
2, 3, Dallas
2-6, Las Vegas
8-9, St. Louis
12-15, Dallas
13-19, New York
19-24, Denver
27-29, Orlando
28-30, Ft. Lauderdale
29-30, Louisville, KY

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Aspen Bay Candles: The best candles on the market--a result of our continual and diligent application of superior candle science. Take a moment to visit our unique high quality line of candles. Once you have experienced the superb fragrances and long burn times, we are sure you will be back again and again.

Badash Crystal: Our 24% hand-cut lead crystal is produced in the finest factories in Europe by the same artisans that manufacture for Mikasa, Waterford, Lenox, and Sasaki. Every piece is individually and safely gift boxed. We offer superb quality and value for all your gift giving and/or personal pleasure.

Brownlow Gifts: Brownlow produces a full line of inspirational gifts for every occasion. You will find useful and attractive home decor gifts for the kitchen, bedrooms, study and all other rooms in the house. Brownlow is well known for gourmet products, journals, gifted paper items, photo albums, photo frames, decorative sentiment plaques, a variety of stationery, many different ceramic gifts as well as a large assortment of inspirational gift books. Most products are in coordinating themes that retailers can purchase in eye-catching countertop display collections.

Cha Cha Designs is a manufacturing and design company. We take pride in our sassy creations and know you will love them too! They are handcrafted in the USA! We are located in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Don Mark DUEL OPENING Stainless Steel Water Bottles. -"Go Green" to protect you and your environment. Refill, reuse and reduce our landfills. Each bottle comes with dual, leak resistant caps, one for drinking, the other wide mouth to insert ice cubes and make hand cleaning easier. Also comes with handy carabineer clip. Our lightweight bottle weighs less than 6 ounces and holds 24 ounces of your favorite cool or cold drink (not for hot liquids). Comes with attractive "Go Green" hangtag. Visit our web site to see our entire line of petzzz plus over 180 other unique gifts and gadgets.

Elegant Baby recognizes that today’s babies are stylish, and is committed to providing baby gifts featuring the very best design, quality, craftsmanship and tradition anywhere.

Europa Home decor including glass, candleholders and candles for garden, lodge, awards, gourmet food, sale items and more.

Gina B. Designs Gina B. Gift Enclosures are available in a variety of designs in wedding, baby/kids, birthday and floral themes. Free Display Fixtures are available. Gina B. Designs is an award-winning greeting card, gift and stationery company featuring exceptional art and design. All products are made in the USA.

Highland Graphics: A leader in functional gift with decorative items for gift giving and kitchen. From our top selling Absorbastone coasters, to our decorative bamboo cutting boards, everything we manufacture is made in the USA. Our high quality plus competitive pricing lets our customers make higher margins. We feature licensed art, official collegiate products and have a full range of custom capabilities with low minimums.

Magnolia Lane Collection: A leading distributer of handpainted ceramic collections like NFL, College, Kids, Wedding, Birthday, Christmas, Everyday and the extremely popular "Make it Personal" line. The whimsical table top designs are a must have.

Mud Pie: Mud Pie products are now featured in three catalogs: Mud Pie Baby, Mud Pie Gift, and Mud Pie Pet. It has always been our goal to offer innovative giftware that's affordably priced and adorably packaged.

Natural Life: Fashionable and fun treasures to share or keep! Whether you’re shopping for friends, family, baby or yourself, Natural Life has the perfect gift for you.

Peking Handicraft, Inc. is a global manufacturer and wholesaler specializing in home textiles decorative accessories and gift items. The company expertise in sourcing, manufacturing and brand development are second to none. Peking’s variety of products consists of renowned designer collections as well as exciting designs from their in-house design studio. Both are trend right and of exceptional quality and value. With over three decades in the home textiles and gift arena, Peking is proven to be a company that you can trust today and in the future.

Regal Art & Gift: Offering unique & colorful Metal Garden Décor, Home Décor and Gifts. Garden items include: 3-D Garden Décor, Garden Stakes, Wind Chimes and Welcome Signs. Home items include: Wall Art, Wall Hooks, Candleholders, Ornaments, Boxes and Photo Frames. Popular themes include: Garden Bugs, Birds, Frogs, Tropical, Coastal, Fish, Suns & Celestial, Southwest, Western, Crosses, Americana, Country, Halloween, Harvest & Holiday

Sample House Take a look at our unique collection of original design gift bags, tissue paper and home to the 2-second wrap. We have a complete selection of Take-Out-Cartons solids and prints, tissue, bags, wraphia and more.

Shade Tree Greetings' "Actual Pictures" are recognized as one of the best-selling greeting card lines in the industry. Nostalgic photographs and clever, funny verses make these cards a success. Go to our website to browse over 300 styles. GREAT introductory programs and free fixtures.

snoozies!® are not socks and they're not slippers - sort of a crossover between the two and that's why we call them "foot coverings"! snoozies!® are made with a brushed fleece exterior in colorful & fun printed patterns and then lined with a soft Sherpa fleece inside.

Spring Street is proud to offer the finest assortment of personal, home, and office accessories. Our extensive product lines are all theme oriented, from baby to bride and beyond. All of our gift items are hand epoxy enameled and adorned with faux jewel encrusted motifs. Many of our designs are inspired from the famed Soho district of New York City where the very real Spring Street is located.

Sunset Vista Designs: From the same creative team that brought you Care and Wonder Company; We're back with a fresh new line of the latest in home and garden decor.

Tripar International Inc.: Tripar International is your source for both displays and decorative accessories. Our extensive product line includes a wide assortment of easels, risers, ornament stands, plate racks, mirrors, jewelry displays, and unique display pieces. We are also an excellent source for wine accessories, wall décor, inspirational signs, and cookbook stands. We offer quality with style, low minimums and fast shipping.

Wellspring: a great gift and stationery line. We bring art and organization to everyday life! Our products include: hand-painted ceramic pieces, note pads, Flip Notes, compacts, pill boxes, recipe books, and much more!

Summer Shows Anticipating Increased Traffic
Offering Learning Opportunities for Retailers

As Spring turns to Summer, vendors in the Gift and Home Industry turn their attention to the Summer Shows. This year vendors are feeling a little better about the prospect, since, for many, the Winter shows gave hopeful evidence of economic recovery.

"Our exhibitors have reported brisk business in their booths and a positive response from buyers to the innovations they had readied for the Show," said Phil Brandl, president of the not-for-profit International Housewares Association, which owns and operates the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. Speaking of the March 2010 show, Brandl continued: "We were encouraged by the significant increase in international buyer attendance this year as well as by the reports that U.S. retailers and senior executives were present in large numbers."

"The Philadelphia Gift Show has really been steadily gaining momentum since moving from our temporary Reading location back to the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania. Each show brings increasing numbers of top name manufacturers and rep agencies to the exhibitor base," says Doug Miller, president, Urban Expositions.

The new Dallas Hospitality & Contract Design show, which will be concurrent with the June Total Home & Gift Market, invites designers with large-scale projects in hospitality, workplace, institutional and government environments to shop for the built environment. Thousands of product lines will be available from permanent and temporary exhibitions including: lighting, decorative accessories, interior and outdoor furniture, permanent floral, artwork, bath and bedding, rugs, tabletop, and many other categories.

While seeing, touching and ordering new products is the obvious reason for travelling to trade shows, many shows are providing valuable learning opportunities for retailers. In Seattle, Washington, the Seattle Gift Show (Aug. 21-24) features a variety of seminars like "Stand Out! Brand Differentiation for Store Owners" presented by Lisa Hufford, president and founder of Simplicity Consulting. Other seminars include "What To Put Where, Why And How" which includes an actual store transformation exercise from layout analysis to strategic product placement, and sessions on blogging and using Facebook for business.

Los Angeles' California Gift Show will feature Crate and Barrel chairman and co-founder Gordon Segal presenting a keynote address from 11 AM - 12 Noon on Friday, July 16. "We will explore the importance of creative retailing and the many ways to think about your store's environment," said Segal.

The September edition of the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show will return to North Hall 3 & 4 of the Las Vegas Convention Center with a wealth of new companies and top name manufacturers. As the show heads into its fifth year, steady growth and positive buzz have helped position it as the national event for the souvenir and resort industry. This year, the National Association of Retail Buyers (NARB) will host two educational programs during the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show touching on Store Planning and Social Media, plus an NARB Social.

In Atlanta, AmericasMart University (AMU), offers 12 courses in the curriculum in addition to business classes taught by business professionals and will spotlight two keynote addresses on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 that discuss how social media can increase customer interaction and loyalty and how retail can survive in a post-recession world. Outside of AMU, but still extremely relevant to business education, are nearly 30 classes, seminars and workshops designed to further inspire.

Gift Basket Professionals have learning opportunities at "The Ultimate Gift Show", which includes the The National Gift Basket Professional Convention in Canton, Ohio. Seminar topics include "How do you or your staff answer the phone?", "How good is your Database and Accounting System?" and "Are you adding Floral to your sales?"

At the New York International Gift Fair in August, seminars will include "Gift Trends: 2010 and Beyond" with Gift & Home Interactive's John Saxtan, editor and publisher; "ART Retailer Roundtables" coordinated by Sharon Davis, Executive Director, ART; "Home Trends - What's Now? What's Next?" presented by Michelle Lamb, internationally known trend forecaster and publisher of The Trend Curve, plus many more on subjects such as Green Marketing, Web Marketing, increasing sales and managing inventory.

Whether you go to a regional or national show, the opportunities are there to help you build your business.

Quick Industry News


DHR & Company Expands Showroom for Summer Market

DHR & Company is expanding again at Atlanta's AmericasMart Building 2, showroom 1500, to include space 1534B where Glitterville will be featured in their permanent showroom. Glitterville has given up their High Design show space so customers will now be able to see their incredible display year round, exclusively at DHR & Co. Christmas, Halloween, Birthday and Everyday treasures from the Land of Polka Dot Socks, Colonel Cupcake’s bakery, and the amazing imagination of Stephen Brown. DHR also represents The Heeney Company's unique collection of Holiday gifts and custom-made wreaths, swags and garlands.

Also at DHR's showroom, One Hundred 80 degrees has Christmas for everyone. Collections from Mod to Vintage, Scandinavian to Venetian, Woodland, Lavish and many more; Everyday and Holiday Cards, along with new introductions from Patience Brewster. Galassi will introduce over 50 new designs for Frames, Alarm Clocks and Ornaments. In lieu of the fact that they do not sell the big box stores. They are offering specialty stores 25% off a select group of more than 50 styles. Newly designed, individually boxed Ornament Frames feature Christmas Plaid Ribbon hangers.

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Gina B. Designs Introduces New Designs and Collections

Gina B. Designs will debut several new designs including this "on trend" Collection at the National Stationery Show in NYC.  The new release will also be shown this summer at the Atlanta Gift and Home Furnishings Market, Building 3, Floor 4, on the Atrium, Booth 500-502. Gina B. will also be featured at the following Summer Shows: Boston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Edmonton, Canada.

Carson Unveils "Flag Trends"

Introducing "Flag Trends" by Carson Home Accents...our licensed collection of outdoor decorative flags and mailbox covers. Featuring large and small Double Sided Printed Flags, Double Appliqué Flags, Mailbox Covers, and Double Appliqué Monogram Flags along with coordinating Monogram Mailbox Covers that are manufactured using the highest quality standards available. Contact us today for the very best in Flags! 189 foreman Road, Freeport, PA 16229. Phone number: 1-800-888-1918.

Early Introduction of 2011 "Electric" Series from MugWorld

Coming to the Atlanta and Dallas Summer Shows, every "Electric" school design offered is available on MugWorld's 15oz El Grande mug, Coaster Sets, Mug/Coaster Combos, and our new Boxed Trivets. This is an artist-licensed series like the company's best selling Tailgate and Stadium Series and will be available in most of the same schools. "So, in addition to our New Travel Mugs, Varsity Mugs, Boxed Trivets, and KitchenMates for 2010, you now have our New "Electric" Series to help you create a totally "Electric" experience in your stores," says Jay Smith, VP of Sales. "All are 100% Made in America. 2010 has already proven to be a record sales year so far, and with this series, we are anticipating even greater sales for the second half of the year."