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The Rose Lady Unveils a New Website

The Rose Lady, a company specializing in gifts and jewelry, has launched a new website that features the latest in technology with user-friendly features. The new site features over 35 categories of items, with many more new gifts on the drawing board for release later in 2013.

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Souvenir Source LLC Purchases Nanco- Nancy Sales

Souvenir Source LLC has purchased Nanco-Nancy Sales. The company’s focus will continue to be on overseas custom product, in-house short run printing, nautical gifts and trendy novelties. Going forward, all orders, inquiries and special projects will be handled by the same team that has provided consistent and professional customer service for over 30 years.

For more information please email The company thanks its customers for their support over the years and looks forward to a great new beginning and a successful 2013.

Rhode Island Novelty (RINCO) Acquires Mistco, Inc.

Rhode Island Novelty (RINCO), a large supplier of amusement toys and novelties to both businesses and consumers, announced recently that it has acquired Miami, Fla.-based Mistco, Inc., a leading full service supplier offering an extensive line of quality jewelry, gifts, custom souvenirs and novelties to zoos, aquariums, museums and resort-based gift shops throughout the Americas and Caribbean markets.

“In addition to the acquisition came the most important asset, Stuart Freides, Mistco CEO, who has joined the Rhode Island Novelty team and will continue the direction Mistco has taken for more than 50 years,” said Robert Nowak, Rhode Island Novelty CEO and president. “Mistco’s product line and Stuart’s design talents will complement and strengthen Rhode Island Novelty's Adventure Planet and the Custom Imprinting Divisions as well as opening new opportunities for both companies' product offerings.”

Laser Gifts Purchases SpotMode Trend Merchandise

Laser Gifts has purchased Las Vegas, Nev.-based SpotMode Trend Merchandise. The company is an industry leader in the novelty and impulse categories, with a wide range of colorful and trendy merchandise. SpotMode was founded by Brent Reese, the creator and driving force behind the hugely popular Kooky pen program that swept the industry gift and novelty industry in the mid-2000s.

Laser Gifts, a leader in the personalized souvenir business, “saw a substantial opportunity to expand its product offerings, and to cater to an even larger cross section of customers” by acquiring SpotMode, said Dave Mudrick, Laser Gifts’ president and founder. “Our industry is ever changing, and the addition of SpotMode simply allows us to evolve in a variety of ways that will enhance our ability to provide products to a much wider customer base.”

SpotMode will move its offices and operations from its current Las Vegas location into Laser Gifts’ Prescott, Ariz., facilities, and Brent Reese will continue in his capacity as president of the SpotMode division.

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