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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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Handbags Showcase


Our favorite handbags 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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Thank You, Come Again


In the spring issue of GIFT SHOP, we discussed the basics of a loyalty program. Here are some ideas for how you could implement and market one.

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A Toy Story


It’s all fun and games when it comes to toys.

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Fab Finds for Summer 2014


Our picks for the fab finds for summer 2014.

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GREENRetailer Fab Finds for Summer 2014


Our picks for the greenest 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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Gift Retail News & Press

September 29th, 2014
Two New Speakers & Five Additional Sponsors Confirmed for Third Annual CEO Summit

International Market Centers (IMC) and Eller Enterprises announced today that two new speakers and five additional sponsors are confirmed for the ... Continue Reading »

September 29th, 2014
GCA’s 27th Annual LOUIE Awards Celebrate Artistic Elegance; Recognize Best of the Best in Greeting Cards, Social Stationery Worldwide

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) is proud to announce the opening of the Call for Entries for its 27th Annual LOUIE Awards. The LOUIEs ... Continue Reading »

September 29th, 2014
AmericasMart January Market Launches 2015 Retail Year

When the doors to The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® open for its eight-day run on January 6, 2015, the world’s ... Continue Reading »

September 29th, 2014
New Downtown Store Offers Fashions, ‘Upcycled’ Décor

Aiken, SC – If you’re looking to update your style or home décor, then a new store in downtown Aiken might have the trend you’re ... Continue Reading »

September 28th, 2014
Vintage Serves a New Purpose for Former Teacher

Holden, MA – After a career as a high school marketing teacher who always dabbled in a side business of selling vintage and antique ... Continue Reading »

September 28th, 2014

Crown Point, IL – Meraki is a Greek word meaning to do something with soul creativity or love — to put something of yourself into ... Continue Reading »

September 27th, 2014
Main Street Events Boost Business in Holdingford

Holdingford, MN – Most small towns, especially around Central Minnesota, have a festival of some sort. Usually, they’re during the ... Continue Reading »

September 26th, 2014
Country Musician Returns to Strasburg, Opens Retail Shop

Strasburg, VA – Danni Leigh has lived a collective 15 years in Nashville, Tennessee, and nearly five years in various European countries. ... Continue Reading »

September 26th, 2014
Shop Local Push Spurs Mysterious CityBox

Indianapolis, IN – Two Indianapolis businesswomen are spurring shopping at local businesses and restaurants through their company that ... Continue Reading »

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Small Business. Big Communities!

Shop-SmallIncreasingly aware of the power of shopping small, consumers spent $5.7 billion on Small Business Saturday. Find out how it worked and what you can do to keep the momentum going.... Continue Reading »

Eco-Choice Awards for Spring 2014

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Balancing the Books

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A Toy Story

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Fair-Weathered Finds

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