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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 24th, 2014
Jim Levine Named Vice President of Surya Outdoor

Surya has appointed Jim Levine to the newly created role of vice president of Surya Outdoor. Levine is a veteran of the casual furniture industry ... Continue Reading »

July 23rd, 2014
Nearly 50 Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies Planned at Las Vegas Market Honoring New-to-Market and Expanding Exhibitors

LAS VEGAS — At the nearly 50 ribbon-cutting ceremonies scheduled to take place at the upcoming Summer Market, held July 27-31, Las Vegas Market ... Continue Reading »

July 23rd, 2014
Madison Style: A Store Where Kids are the Best Salespeople

Madison, WI – Missy Stein owns the toy store Whoops! and Co., a reality her two young sons may not fully appreciate. “They think ... Continue Reading »

July 23rd, 2014
Main Street Business on the Upswing as More are Shopping Local

Bradford, PA – Downtown Bradford no longer fits the stereotype of a decaying Main Street America. Shopping local is on the upswing, said ... Continue Reading »

July 22nd, 2014
Enesco and Jim Shore Ink Long Term Licensing Deal Through 2019

ITASCA, Ill. – Enesco announced today that it has renewed its agreement with extremely popular, award-winning artist Jim Shore, ... Continue Reading »

July 22nd, 2014
Local Shop Finds Success in New Location

Lima, OH – Gourmet Treasures and Gifts has settled into its new location, where customers will find that the location is not the only thing ... Continue Reading »

July 22nd, 2014
‘Cash Mobs’ on Tap to Promote Shopping Local

Bradford, PA – A group of “mobsters” will soon storm Bradford area businesses with cash or plastic in hand, looking to stimulate the ... Continue Reading »

July 22nd, 2014
Pretty Country Things a Treasure

Whyalla, SA – There are few stores in Whyalla that I have not browsed in, and I decided to visit one shop that I hadn’t been to ... Continue Reading »

July 22nd, 2014
15 Signs You’re an Entrepreneur

Pressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic? Sure, those apply. But insecure ... Continue Reading »

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Baby is Big

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

Show Time!

TipsGSfall13IntroPic1AmerciasmartAtlanta-copyA tradeshow takes up a lot of your time and money. Here are some tips to make the most of your investment.... Continue Reading »

Trends: Today & Tomorrow

TrendsIntroPageLinum-copyNever stealing the show, this year’s medium pink shades promise to convey a bit of optimism and fun in fashion and home accessories. What other trends are worth watching? We explore five in our ... Continue Reading »

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