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Eco-Choice Awards for Spring 2014


With the field of eligible candidates growing every time, the latest edition of the Eco Choice Awards recognized outstanding environmentally conscious products that stood out in a sea of stiff competition.

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This Grass Is Greener


This sustainable resource is a great choice for eco-friendly materials from furniture to clothing.

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All Treats, No Tricks


Shoppers are getting into the Halloween spirit with fun décor and accessories that are increasingly delivering sweet treats to retailers.

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Say it Write


Think greeting cards are a thing of the past? Think again! With annual retail sales close to $7 billion, the stationery category is as vibrant – and relevant – as ever.

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Gourmet Goods Showcase


Gourmet goods whet appetites for sales.

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Fab Finds for Spring 2014


Our picks for fab finds for spring!

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Your Customers Will “Like” This


Looking for ideas for meaningful and popular content on Facebook? Here are some.

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Cause Marketing Showcase


Red hot cause marketing products.

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Buy the Book Showcase


Gotta haves in Gift Books.

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Best Sellers in Baltimore, MD


Baltimore is a city of great contrasts with its gritty side made famous by television shows like “The Wire.” On the other hand, there are horse farm homesteads and quirky, artsy neighborhoods like Hampden.

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Baby is Big


A timeless category for gift stores, baby continues its heavy growth spurt with new product introductions.

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Trends: Today & Tomorrow Spring 2014


Concepts and colors to keep an eye on.

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Trending Up Spring 2014


Check out our picks for the hottest trends for spring.

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Balancing the Books


Cross-merchandising is straightforward with displays that feature books. A well-placed book can set the tone for a display, identify a theme and serve as visual merchandising “lifts” or bases.

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Plum Crazy


Say it with flowers! Bonus points if they conform to color trends. Here are a few examples in hues of purple – the 2014 shade of the year.

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July 21st, 2014
Boxelder Brings American Made Products For the Month of Independence

Sanford, FL – uly is the month of our nation’s independence and local business, Boxelder, is proud to be an old-fashioned American gift ... Continue Reading »

July 21st, 2014
Lizzy’s Opens in Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach, DE – The new Lizzy’s Beach/Business Wear & Gear in Bethany Beach puts the “family” in family ... Continue Reading »

July 21st, 2014
Play Visions Received Two Top Awards For Sands Alive! Deluxe Set

Play Visions announced today that its Sands Alive! Deluxe Indoor sand set is the recipient of both the 2014 Best Toys for Kids Award awarded by ... Continue Reading »

July 20th, 2014
Silver and Smiles: A Good Way to Run a Jewelry Store

When Leslie Sink walks into a store or a coffee shop, she notices if the worker at the counter fails to acknowledge her. She doesn’t like it. ... Continue Reading »

July 19th, 2014
Rockwall Cash Mob

Rockwall, TX – Starting this August, on the third Thursday of each month, Rockwall residents will rally together and form a mob—for a ... Continue Reading »

July 18th, 2014
Taylor Made

Oak Lawn, TX – Taylor Garrett can’t get away from bow ties. The distinctive neckcessory became his signature sartorial statement when he ... Continue Reading »

July 18th, 2014
Sweets Lovers Have a Home at Candiqueen’s

Barnegat Township, NJ – This summer, a really sweet spot has sprouted up in Barnegat Township – Candiqueen’s, at 237 South Main St. ... Continue Reading »

July 18th, 2014
Largest Artisan Resource Ever Welcomes 130 Exhibitors from 32 Countries

With nearly 130 artisans from 32 countries worldwide participating, the summer 2014 edition of Artisan Resource® will be the largest event since ... Continue Reading »

July 18th, 2014
Zak Designs Makes Salads a Little Greener

From Thanksgiving feasts to backyard barbeques, salads are a staple at nearly every meal throughout the year. Because they’re so simple to ... Continue Reading »

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Old is Gold

OldCountryStore70-copyIt isn’t that The Old Country Store in Moultonborough, NH, has been around almost since the dawn of American independence. What’s amazing about this gift shop is that it has consistently been ... Continue Reading »

The Personal Touch

Fornash6-copyWhether they’re painted, printed, stitched or drawn on, products can now be personalized in more ways — and faster — than ever before. We dive into what makes this category so special.... Continue Reading »

Baby is Big

MommasJewels1A timeless category for gift stores, baby continues its heavy growth spurt with new product introductions. ... Continue Reading »

Branding Basics

AnastaziaCandles-copyA consistent branding strategy represents a business’ personality and creates a strong store image.... Continue Reading »

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