On The Surface

COLOR HER FAR-SIGHTED: Nancy Fire Foresees Coming Trends

So what if the human eye can detect some 10 million different colors? The ones that interest the de...

SO WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEW YEAR?

Named after Janus, the Roman god of new beginnings, January is the month when we resolve to change p...

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Welcome to 2016! First, I wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! Perhaps with the e...

UPDATES & UPGRADES

ATTENDEES, ATTENTION! -- Registration is now open for SURTEX 2016, free for qualified retail and ma...

BOTTOM-LINE CHRISTMAS?

Conventional wisdom says many retailers count on Christmas to pump in as much as 25 percent of thei...

25 YEARS! at SURTEX

Q. What brought you to SURTEX in the first place, 25 years ago? A. I got a very generous grant fro...

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As 2015 comes to a close, I want to extend my deepest thanks to all of you for supporting SURTEX ov...

UPDATES & UPGRADES

The SURTEX exhibit hall is filling up fast! With 129 exhibitors already committed for next May, the ...

HAT'S IN THE RING!

He will tell you it's "just silliness," running for President of the United States. But John Chest...

'TIS THE SEASON TO BE THANKFUL: HOW'S YOUR GRATITUDE APTITUDE?

First, we all owe thanks to those early settlers -- in Virginia (1619) and Massachusetts (1621) -- ...

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As the Holidays quickly approach, I want to make sure our SURTEX friends are aware of some of the m...

UPDATES & UPGRADES

First-time SURTEX exhibitors can take advantage of a new economically priced, comprehensive exhibit...

WHO'S AFRAID OF THIS BIG, BAD HOLIDAY?

Certainly not savvy retailers, and not just those in the US. In fact, it's downright scary how popu...

FEAR NOT!

The presenters brought three different worlds of experience to the SURTEX Conference session in May:...

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As we move towards Halloween and the holiday season, I want to share some SURTEX highlights with yo...