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Mad for Men’s Gifts


Pop culture and man-cave sensibilities have merged to create an increased demand for men’s gifts.

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Destination Shopping: Hotel Gift Shops Stay Ahead


Retail operations within the lodging industry vary greatly. Hotel gift shops may consist of little more than a small area near the front desk that sells magazines and snacks, to thousands of square feet of retail space in convention hotels and resorts.

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Green Bath and Body Cleans Up


Green­—organic and natural— bath and body products are on a rapid growth curve. Here’s a look at the latest in the industry.

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Trending Up for Summer 2014


Check out what’s trending up for summer 2014.

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Deck the Halls


When it comes to the holidays, some traditions are timeless. Yet it might be time for some new ones as well. What can you expect this season?

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Fab Finds for Summer 2014


Our picks for the fab finds for summer 2014.

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Fair-Weathered Finds


A rustic, all-American look is about finding the beauty in the old and making it new again. Weathered display fixtures and props are a cozy addition to retail spaces and ideal for merchandising vintage, shabby chic, minimalist, country, feminine, primitive, industrial, natural and eco-friendly categories of merchandise.

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Teen Spirit Showcase


Gifts for Tweens and Teens.

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Trendy Textiles Showcase


Our picks for the trendiest textiles for summer 2014.

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On the Rocks

Check out our barware showcase for summer.

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Miracle Grow


There are factors internal to your business that you can control and affect the bottom line. Here are a few.

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Picture Perfect


How to make Instagram work for you.

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Room for Rustic


Harkening back to nature and peaceful tranquility, rustic décor has always been a staple of lodges and cabins. It’s making surprising inroads in places you wouldn’t really expect.

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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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September 19th, 2014
Angelica Jewelry Partners with Warner Bros. to Debut Friends Charm Bracelet Collection in Celebration of 20th Anniversary of the Hit Comedy’s Premiere

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series premiere of the classic Emmy®-winning comedy Friends, Angelica jewelry, an imprint of Royal ... Continue Reading »

September 18th, 2014
Americasmart Names September 2014 Best of Atlanta and Best of Show Winners

ATLANTA – AmericasMart® Atlanta is proud to announce the winners of its annual BEST OF ATLANTA awards celebrating the top gourmet food ... Continue Reading »

September 18th, 2014
Emerald Expositions Announces NY NOW Staff Changes

Emerald Expositions announced today that three veterans of the tradeshow industry, and long-time members of the NY NOW sales team, have been ... Continue Reading »

September 18th, 2014
Safari Ltd moves headquarters

Miami Gardens, FL, September 17, 2014 – Safari Ltd®, family-owned manufacturer and worldwide distributor of museum-quality, educational toys, ... Continue Reading »

September 18th, 2014
Las Vegas Market Synchs With New Design & Construction Week

Las Vegas Market announced today that its Winter 2015 edition—scheduled for Sunday, January 18, to Wednesday, January 22—is timed to coincide ... Continue Reading »

September 18th, 2014
Debuts of European F/W 15/16 Collections, Return of KOTRA, And New Trend Partnership Bring Energy and Excitement to Upcoming LA Textile Show at the CMC

The Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Los Angeles International Textile Show will take place from Monday-Wednesday, September 29-October 1, 2014 at the ... Continue Reading »

September 17th, 2014
Isabella Sparrow Boutique Opens on Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill, PA – Isabella Sparrow, a farmhouse-inspired boutique, opened Sept. 4 at 8511 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. “The store ... Continue Reading »

September 17th, 2014
Candle Crest Owners to Open Their First Store and Manufacturing Operation in Rockford

Rockford, IL – Dave and Judy Bieck are set to open their first Candle Crest store and manufacturing operation Sept. 20. Beloved for their ... Continue Reading »

September 17th, 2014
Performance Meets Design in MaxLite’s New LED PAR and BR Lamps

MaxLite introduces LED PAR and BR lamps, with increased efficacy and smoother design, as energy-efficient replacements for incandescent bulbs in ... Continue Reading »

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