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NY NOW® Cancels October Fall Edition
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (July 8, 2020) – NY NOW®, the modern wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, has decided, based on recent developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after consultation with our community partners, to cancel the NY NOW Fall Edition and co-located National Stationery Show, which had been scheduled for October 18-20, 2020, at the Jacob Javits Center. Recent developments have made it impossible to bring buyers and brands together safely and successfully. This is due to the ongoing progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., including the latest government data, measures, and ...
Brown and Caldwell, Carollo Engineers joint venture selected for South County Ag Program
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15, 2020 — A joint venture (JV) of Brown and Caldwell and Carollo Engineers has been selected by the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) to provide capital program management services for the $375 million South Sacramento County Agriculture & Habitat Lands Recycled Water (South County Ag) Program. The South County Ag Program was established to meet Regional San’s long-term goal of increasing its use of recycled water by using highly treated tertiary effluent as irrigation water in lieu of groundwater — representing a strong commitment to environmental stewardship. The Program represents one of the largest agricultural ...
Brewing Industry Sees 43% Drop in Product Registrations
BOSTON, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Brewers are bringing fewer new products to market amid coronavirus concerns and a slowing economy, according to Sovos ShipCompliant label registration data for the months of April and May 2020, indicating these producers are doubling down on their existing product lines.  Overall, producers and wholesalers in the beer, wine and spirits business registered 16,164 products through Sovos ShipCompliant's Product Registration Online (PRO) system, while many bars, retailers and tasting rooms remained closed due to stay-at-home orders. This represents a drop of 2% over February and March and a 0.3% decrease year-over-year.  However, brewers felt the decline most ...
Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma Announces Temporary Measure Extending the Shelf Life of Pre-Sliced Parma Ham
Greetings everyone. We hope you remain safe and well. We wanted to share the message below from the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma on a temporary measure extending the shelf life of pre-sliced Parma Ham. We also want to let you know we are preparing a survey to send this month to get a sense of where the market is, and how the Consorzio can best support sales of Prosciutto di Parma in this dynamic environment.  The Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma is pleased to inform you that we’ve successfully implemented a measure to help Parma Ham producers deliver product ...
IMC To Host Together Safely Webinar on June 17
ATLANTA / HIGH POINT / LAS VEGAS – (June 12, 2020) – International Market Centers (IMC) will host a webinar outlining its Together Safely Master Plan on Wednesday, June 17 at 1pm ET / 10am PT, sharing health and safety protocols for its summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas. “As we reopen our campuses and resume our markets in the current environment, it is paramount that everyone – buyers, sellers and staff – fully understand the new protocols and commit to following them,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. The hour-long webinar will address the on-site experience including contactless registration procedures, ...
New Hope Network is Cancelling Natural Products Expo East and Launching Spark Change
New Hope Network misses gathering with the natural & organic products community, and we are sad to announce that we will need to wait until 2021 for us all to be together in person again due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 crisis on events and travel. While we were excited to welcome the community to Philadelphia Sept. 23-26 for Natural Products Expo East and have spent the last three months creating detailed health and safety plans for the event, we have made the difficult decision to cancel. We are making this decision now—more than three months before the ...
Fiskars Design Team Led By Petteri Masalin is awarded Red Dot Design Team of the Year 2020
Essen / Germany May 28, 2020 -  This year’s “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” title of honour goes to the Fiskars Design Team led by Petteri Masalin. Making the everyday extraordinary – with this goal in mind, the Creative Design Lead and his crew create premium-quality products for garden, cooking and crafting enthusiasts. With groundbreaking innovations, a natural approach, unparalleled functionality, ergonomics and the right balance between complexity and simplicity, the designers won over the jury for the Red Dot Award: Product Design a number of times. Outstanding design quality Fiskars’ pioneering design achievements are attributable to two factors. Firstly, the products’ ...
Kuhn Rikon Announces Independent Retailer Partnership Promotion During COVID-19
May 18, Novato, CA – In an effort to help independent retailers during these unprecedented times, Kuhn Rikon is, for the first time ever, reaching out directly to independent retailers with a unique collaborative promotion. The promotion is simple, and is accessible even to small retailers without a shoppable e-commerce site. To participate, stores simply reach out their usual customers with a unique discount code provided by Kuhn Rikon. Customers can shop the Kuhn Rikon webshop using that code. The customer receives 10% off the standard retail price, while the store receives a 20% commission for each sale generated by their promo ...
IMC Releases White Paper Detailing Retail Buyer Perspectives During COVID-19
ATLANTA / HIGH POINT / LAS VEGAS – (May 26, 2020) – A new survey of the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries commissioned by International Market Centers (IMC) reveals that, while the COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted all retail sales across the United States, store owners and operators are looking toward re-opening and recovery and expressing a near-term need for new product. Survey respondents also reported an intention to source product at physical markets provided reasonable safety protocols are implemented and indicated that digital tools will likely play an important role as a complement to in-person markets during the recovery ...
Specialty Food Association Names Bill Lynch Interim President
MAY 18, 2020 -- NEW YORK, NY: The Board of Directors of the Specialty Food Association announced today the appointment of Bill Lynch as the organization’s Interim President. Mr. Lynch, who has more than 20 years’ experience with the Association, will take over leadership of the organization as the contract expires for the current President, Phil Kafarakis.  "The Specialty Food Association has undergone a significant transformation over the past few years and we sincerely thank Phil for his leadership and guidance in pioneering programs that will have a lasting impact on the SFA and its over 4,000 Members,” said Becky Renfro ...
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