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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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Gift Retail News & Press

July 29th, 2014
Thousands of Retailers From Throughout Southern California, Western Region Flock to Summer 2014 Gift Show

The July 18-21, 2014 edition of the California Gift Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center attracted thousands of attendees from throughout ... Continue Reading »

July 29th, 2014
Desdemona’s Makes a Splash in Marblehead

Marblehead, OH – A local gallery has made a big move in the last few months and has finally settled into a new location in downtown ... Continue Reading »

July 28th, 2014
Suds Bar Soap Still Going Strong in Dover

Dover, DE – Kim Aigle is a bar soap kind of gal. The 28-year-old former Brooklynite, now Delawearean, has turned her love of a bathroom ... Continue Reading »

July 28th, 2014
White Butterfly Helps Lawyer Transform into Shopkeeper

Jackson, NJ – Michelle Katz co-owns The White Butterfly Gift Shop and Café in Jackson. When did you decide you wanted to be an ... Continue Reading »

July 28th, 2014
Local Couple’s Business Receives National Attention

Packable Pails, collapsible beach pails, were featured on the NBC Today Show July 3rd with the host of Gadget Nation Steven Greenberg , Hoda Kotb ... Continue Reading »

July 28th, 2014
Jamie Durie Chooses AmericasMart For Signature Collection American Debut

International television star and designer Jamie Durie selected AmericasMart® Atlanta for the American debut of his Jamie Durie Signature ... Continue Reading »

July 28th, 2014
Vegas Market Will Grow in Scope

Las Vegas, NV – The organizers of the Las Vegas Market today announced an upcoming expansion of showroom space at the outset of its summer ... Continue Reading »

July 28th, 2014
Bluff Cove Olive Oil Co. Brings Gourmet Olive Oil to Torrance

Torrance, CA – South Bay foodies looking for a little something extra in their olive oil can shop closer to home at a new boutique oil and ... Continue Reading »

July 28th, 2014
Local Business Spotlight: Domestica

Des Moines, IA – Chrissy Jensen and a friend brainstormed opening a Des Moines business that carried handmade items. The two had enjoyed ... Continue Reading »

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Housewares Are Hot!

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Pretty in Pink Showcase

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Green Goods

GRGreenBoxStorefront2-copyWith careful research and planning, this Chicago-area retailer has a winning store on her hands.... Continue Reading »

Born in the USA

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Community Matters!

AlphaBetaKarmaEventPicYour point of differentiation from big boxes stores applies to more than just your product mix. It extends to the larger community as well. Here are five actionable marketing ideas for outreach ... Continue Reading »

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