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More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued as New Warning Label Requirements in Effect
In the month, new "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold totes (Notice 1, Notice 2), travel tech sets (Notice 1), travel sets (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3), fannypacks (Notice 1, Notice 2), handbags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4, Notice 5, Notice 6), wallets (Notice 1, Notice 2), backpacks (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4), smartphone pouches (Notice 1), cosmetic bags (Notice 1, Notice 2), handbag organizers (Notice 1), and neck pillows (Notice 1) in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and/or diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against the recipients of the notices that sold these products. On a related note, on August 30, 2018, California imposed new Proposition 65 warning label requirements. TGA recently published a new members-only tool for TGA members on how to comply with the new California Prop 65 warning label requirements. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman, email@example.com, 202-853-9351.
Here's What the U.S. Election Results Mean for Trump's Trade War with China CNBC
Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections are poised to create significant changes for how President Donald Trump can accomplish his domestic goals, but the results may not mean much for the country's trade policies.
American Businesses Paid 50% More in Tariffs in September Due to Trump's Trade War, Industry Coalition Says CNBC
American businesses are paying much more in tariffs than they did last year, due mainly to President Donald Trump's aggressive trade policies, according to an analysis by industry groups. READ MORE
The Top 10 Experiential Retail Trends for the 2018 Holiday Season
People do not buy things, they buy experiences. And if you want to put your retail experience on the map, the holiday season is an important and competitive time to do it. READ MORE
Facebook Launches Retail Pop-Up Stores Ahead of Holiday Season THE VERGE
Facebook is gearing up for the holiday season by launching a small number of pop-up shops around the U.S. The company announced this week that it will open pop-ups with more than 100 brands in nine different Macy’s locations. The 100 brands’ products will be available for purchase through the pop-up shops, and they are some of the “most-loved brands” on Instagram and Facebook, according to a blog post on the company’s website. READ MORE
U.S. Christmas Sales Predicted to Surpass $1 Trillion for the First Time This Year CNBC
Christmas holiday retail sales in the U.S. are expected to climb above the $1 trillion mark for the first time this year, on the back of low unemployment, solid income growth and higher consumer confidence, according to a study released earlier this week. READ MORE
China to Overtake France As Top Travel Destination By 2030
THE WASHINGTON POST
China is set to overtake France as the world’s number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to experts at market research group Euromonitor International. READ MORE
Best Business Books 2018: Leadership STRATEGY + LEADERSHIP
The importance of finding meaning in the workplace is all the rage in the C-suite, at all-hands meetings, and in the leadership section of bookstores. Each of this year’s best business books on leadership provides an illuminating lens on the subject of meaningfulness. READ MORE
Amazon's Black Friday Sale Has Already Started – Here's What You Need to Know TRAVEL + LEISURE
Black Friday 2018 may still be weeks away, but the discounted deals are already starting on Amazon.com. The online retail giant is doing us thrifty shoppers a favor by offering early Black Friday deals as the days count down until the actual event on Friday, Nov. 23. We’ve explained all of the deals for you in our nifty guide.
Now You Can Get Locally Made Artisan Gifts from an Airport Vending Machine TRAVEL + LEISURE
If you’re traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport, you can now purchase unique, locally made gifts from a pair of vending machines in Terminal A. Described as “an indie craft fair in a box,” SouveNEAR’s art-filled machines are filled with t-shirts, jewelry, soaps, pins, patches, eco-friendly baby clothing, handmade candy, and a wide variety of other items made by New Jersey and New York artists. READ MORE
Why Playing Christmas Music Too Early is Bad for Your Health TRAVEL + LEISURE
It’s barely November. But, for many people, that doesn’t matter. Because for them, right when the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 31, it turns into the holiday season. Though holiday cheer and merriment may seem like a good thing, you may want to hold off on the eggnog and Christmas carols. As it turns out, celebrating the holidays too early may actually be bad for your health. READ MORE
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