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NY NOW Adds Showcase of Impulse and Point of Sale Gifts

NY NOW announced today the launch of IMPULSE at NY NOW in August 2014, offering buyers more than 100 suppliers of impulse and point of purchase specialty gifts. IMPULSE at NY NOW will showcase best-selling, high-margin impulse and point of purchase merchandise. Specialty gifts, affordable fashion accessories, travel/leisure products, and health and beauty items will all be represented.

COVR Announces Winners of 17th Annual Visionary Awards

The Coalition for Visionary Resources (COVR, recently hosted the 17th Annual Visionary Awards in June at the International New Age Trade Show ( in Denver, Co. Awards are given for books, music, and gifts, as well as for retailer and vendor of the year and an overall product of the year.

Back to School
Head of the Class

Nearly 90 percent of all back-to-school shopping will be done in brick-and-mortar stores this year, according to a new consumer tracking survey from ICSC-Goldman Sachs (

Collective Home Celebrates at Summer GALLA Market
Summer GALLA Market Combined Show a Successful Debut

LA Mart’s recent Summer GALLA Market ( debuted a new, unified marketplace, “How the West Is One,” allowing buyers to shop three venues in one: California Market Center, LA Mart, and the California Gift Show.