RM Innovation — creators of RM Datalink, a program that automates retailers’ data product management process by streaming a vendor’s entire product catalog directly to a retail web store — was presented with the Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence during the sixth annual ICON Honors on July 9 in Atlanta.  ICON 2015

RM Datalink greatly reduces the time- and cost-intensive data uploading and management processes and allows retailers to search and filter entire vendor catalogs online, giving smaller independent retailers the ability to compete with larger websites by greatly expanding web store product depth and breadth.

Gift for Life announced today that the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team raised more than $27,700 for men, women, and families who are living with HIV/AIDS. With a generous $5,000 matching grant from DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS), the team is just shy of its new $30,000 target, and donations will be accepted through June 12 at ny.aidswalk.net/gflnss2015.

GFL AIDS Walk NY TeamThis year marked the 4th consecutive cooperation of Gift for Life and the National Stationery Show to participate in the AIDS Walk NY, which takes place in New York City on Opening Day of the National Stationery Show. One small, but mighty team, walked the 10K route through Central Park and the other conducted a “virtual walk” through the Javits Center aisles in support of Gay Mens’ Health Crisis (GMHC), beneficiary of AIDS Walk NY. Read More

Tom Mirabile PhotoGift for Life  has announced Tom Mirabile will be honored with the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award during Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 64th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place on Sunday, August 16, 2015, in New York. The award recognizes overall excellence and contribution to the gift and home industry.

Tom is currently Senior Vice President of Global Trend and Design for Lifetime Brands, Inc. where he provides creative direction and consumer insights internationally for some of the most well respected retailers and brands in the home, housewares and tabletop industries.

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