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NRF: Consumers still spending despite worries over inflation and interest rates Market research News 

NRF: Consumers still spending despite worries over inflation and interest rates

Consumers remain worried about high inflation and Federal Reserve interest rate hikes intended to bring inflation under control, but neither has stopped them from spending, National Retail Federation (NRF) Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today. “The economic situation in the United States is unsettling,” Kleinhenz said. “Consumer confidence is down, consumer spending’s rate of growth has slowed, and economists and consumers... Read More
Sam’s Club expands photo customization services with Amaze, Shoott partnership News Partnerships 

Sam’s Club expands photo customization services with Amaze, Shoott partnership

Sam’s Club today launched its expanded Photo and Customization Services, giving its members access to professional photographers, enhanced photo printing services, as well as made-to-order apparel and home goods, making Sam’s Club the first to do so in the warehouse space, the company said. The new online member experience, powered by Amaze Software, includes updated product editors, AI-enabled technology, and a... Read More
PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION Date set for 2023 Events News 

PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION Date set for 2023

From May 16-17, 2023, the PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION will once again turn the Congress Center Süd in Düsseldorf into a meeting place for experts from the print and media industry as well as for decision-makers from industry, e-commerce, retail and IT. Participants can look forward to an extensive two-day program of lectures, innovative exhibits, hands-on best practices, and plenty... Read More
Mark Zuckerberg’s youth baseball card sells for $105,000 News Promotions 

Mark Zuckerberg’s youth baseball card sells for $105,000

The youth baseball card of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, was auctioned for $105,000. Back in 1992, Irvin Simon Photographers, the largest independent school and sports photographer in the New York area, captured a picture of an eight-year-old Zuckerberg posing with a baseball bat. Zuckerberg’s autographed little league trading card and NFT, including documents that authenticate its existence, were auctioned in a... Read More
Grad company Balfour announces new production facility News 

Grad company Balfour announces new production facility

Graduation products company Balfour & Co., Dallas, Texas, announced a nearly 100% fiscal year-over-year improvement in operating performance as well as the construction of its new, state-of-the-art printing facility. The location wasn’t disclosed.  The company’s financial improvement was largely a reflection of strong sales and operating improvements across its core graduation product categories, the company said. “We continue to see... Read More
Leica partners with singer Seal on limited edition camera Marketing New Products News 

Leica partners with singer Seal on limited edition camera

Leica Camera AG unveils the Leica Q2 “Dawn” special edition camera set, designed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Seal. The Leica Q2 “Dawn” camera’s Japanese-woven fabric covering is crafted to ensure each of the 500 cameras in the edition is one-of-a-kind. Drawing inspiration from the golden glow of sunrise and the dance between light and shadows, this set is further accentuated... Read More
Moonpig expects to return to pre-COVID results soon Earnings reports News 

Moonpig expects to return to pre-COVID results soon

UK-based online greeting card retailer Moonpig Group plc held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) Sept. 21 and provided an update on its performance for the current financial year. The company said overall trading performance is in line with expectations. The company said, “in the current economic environment, we have prioritized greeting card sales, which have a demonstrable track record of... Read More
NRF: August retail sales supported by job and wage gains as recession looms News 

NRF: August retail sales supported by job and wage gains as recession looms

Consumers’ willingness to spend overcame inflation again in August as more jobs and higher wages helped ease some of the pressure of continuing high prices, Accordinthe National Retail Federation. “August retail sales show consumers’ resiliency to spend on household priorities despite persistent inflation and rising interest rates,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “As we gear up for the... Read More
Layflat LF2000 to debut at Printing United News 

Layflat LF2000 to debut at Printing United

The new Layflat LF2000 All-In Max fully automatic bookbinding system from Layflat.com for creating top-quality layflat photobooks will make its first appearance at the PRINTING United Expo, Oct. 19-21, in Las Vegas. The system will process all paper sizes from 203 mm x 203 mm (8” x8”) to 530 mm x 460 mm (21” x 18”), with an automatic paper... Read More
Building a commercial photography business with Robert Lowdon News Podcasts 

Building a commercial photography business with Robert Lowdon

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with commercial photographer Robert Lowdon. Lowdon talks about starting out as a new commercial photographer, building his portfolio, and adapting the business to changing market conditions. Robert Lowdon Photography is a creative and original professional photography company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our lead professional photographer Robert Lowdon has extensive experience in Commercial, Landscape, Industrial, and Editorial... Read More
Felix Schoeller Group opens entries for Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2023 Events News 

Felix Schoeller Group opens entries for Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2023

For the sixth time since 2013, the Felix Schoeller Group is inviting all professional photographers worldwide to apply in three categories for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2023, the Best Work by an Emerging Photographer and the German Peace Prize for Photography. A total of 30,000 euros in prize money will be awarded. The closing date for entries is January... Read More
Mediaclip announces ISO 27001 certification News 

Mediaclip announces ISO 27001 certification

Mediaclip, the provider of personalized products software solutions for the Web to Print (web2print) and the Print on Demand (POD) industries, announced it is now ISO 27001 certified for its complete Mediaclip Designer and Mediaclip Hub Ecosystem “Having passed the certification audit for ISO27001 serves as external validation that our controls, protocols, and processes align with the international standards for both operations and... Read More
ImagingExecutives@PHOTOPIA tickets now available News 

ImagingExecutives@PHOTOPIA tickets now available

On Oct. 13, 2022, the B2B conference ImagingExecutives@PHOTOPIA will offer a top-class program as part of the trade show and photo festival, PHOTOPIA Hamburg. As in 2021, the event will provide a welcome opportunity for industry executives to present and discuss the opportunities and current challenges in the imaging business in Hamburg, Germany. Tickets are now available for Euro 199... Read More