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Paradise Found

The Sugarcane Shop product mix is 95 percent made in Hawaii.

Owning the Sugarcane Shop in Honolulu is the best decision this former interior designer from Los Angeles has ever made.

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Light Up Your Sales Great in-store lighting can lead to more sales


Specialty store lights should add drama and excitement to the customer shopping experience, boosting sales by attracting and intriguing the target market. If you have a specialty store, you can expect your customers to respond favorably to lighting that enhances their shopping style. Your retail store lighting design is a major element in enhancing your […]

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Workplace Wellness: The Right Prescription

Wholesale accessories company bungalow360, located on two acres in Fallbrook, California, recently started a program called "Go Outside," which encourages employees to have a daily connection with nature. Employees can work by the pond, walk in the food forest or climb a tree. Photos courtesy of Susie Pusch, bungalow360.

Steps to ensure your employees are healthy and happy.

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Editor’s Letter: Discover the treasures of travel


Even if you live in the most magical place on earth, it’s good to get away and see something different.

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Summer Trends 2015: Classic Blue

CBK: Blue Flower Tea Towel Set

This shade is so much more than it seems. Familiar and comfortable but still exciting and invigorating, it always exhibits an easy elegance.

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Summer Trends 2015: Feathers

Haute Papier: Gold-foil Stamped Stationery

This delicate icon resonates so much this year since it not only springs from the ever-popular bird theme, but it looks especially alluring in the gold finishes so prevalent of late.

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Summer Trends 2015: Arrows

Hammerpress: Letterpressed postcard

Aside from being visually interesting, arrows have a rich symbolism, alluding to the idea of propelling oneself out of whatever is holding one back.

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Summer Trends 2015: Honeycombs

Laughing Raven Design: The Honey Line Handcrafted Jewelry

Just one of many geometrics currently dressing the trend stage, honeycombs can be shaded within or without, layered or mixed with other icons

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Summer Trends 2015: Rope

Pico Design: Solid Brass Medium Oval Necklace

Beneath this texture-rich trend lays the idea of connections, and the ties that bind us together.

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Hungering For Handmade

Deanna Fainelli, a former photojournalist, now focuses on creating mixed media art via urban flavored fine art.

Consumers are paying attention to where and how products are made

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In Good Spirits

A unique wine assortment awaits customers at Cannery Wine and Spirits in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. (Courtesy photo)

Merchandising Wine, Spirits and Accessories

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Best-Sellers in Portland, Oregon

Big Pink and downtown Portland, Oregon with Mount Hood in the distance. (Courtesy of

PDX Has it All

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Editor’s Letter: Passionate about retail

Editor Julie McCallum

As business owners, we work hard to survive, but when you have a passion for what you do, that is when you truly thrive.

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Games Showcase — Playful Pieces

Canoe Domino Set from GSI Outdoors

For family game night or anytime, promote these wholesome activities that look as fun as they play!

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Baby Showcase — Sweet Softness

L.E. Phants Plush from Aurora World

Beguiling looks, touch-me textures and adorable icons characterize the freshest market offerings.

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November 25th, 2015
Yelp finds 64 percent of Americans plan to shop local this holiday

  Yelp, the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced the results of a survey predicting how Americans will ... Continue Reading »

November 25th, 2015
Thomas Pheasant to be honored as 2016 Design Icon at Las Vegas Winter Market

  Thomas Pheasant, award-winning interior designer recognized internationally for his interior designs and furniture collections, will be ... Continue Reading »

November 25th, 2015
Major expansions showcase even more new product in leading Holiday & Floral/Home Décor collection

Bigger is better in the nation’s most comprehensive Holiday & Floral/Home Décor collection as leading seasonal décor and faux botanical ... Continue Reading »

November 24th, 2015
Uglydoll and Loonacy make the perfect match

Pretty Ugly, LLC owner of the Uglydoll brand is pleased to announce its recent partnership with Looney Labs, creators of Fluxx, Just Desserts ... Continue Reading »

November 23rd, 2015
GHTA confirms new board at 2015 Gift & Home Bridgeway Collaborative conference

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA), whose mission is to create a national forum connecting industry leaders in their pursuit of ideas, ... Continue Reading »

November 20th, 2015
Woodstock Chimes to bring charm and cheer to winter markets with Heart Charm series

Woodstock Chimes, a leading manufacturer of musically-tuned wind chimes, garden décor, and high-quality gifts, is set to delight market-goers in ... Continue Reading »

November 19th, 2015
Industry leaders showcase global premieres at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in January 2016

  The expansive home furnishings collection at AmericasMart Atlanta captivates the imagination of the global design community with a ... Continue Reading »

November 19th, 2015
NRF experts to discuss cybersecurity in retail as holidays approach

  National Retail Federation Vice President of Retail Technology Tom Litchford will represent retailers at an event hosted by the National ... Continue Reading »

November 19th, 2015
Sullivans, Inc. unveils new website, new brand identity

Sullivans, Inc., an industry leading designer and distributor of everyday, seasonal and branded home decor products, headquartered in Sioux ... Continue Reading »

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Paradise Found

The Sugarcane Shop product mix is 95 percent made in Hawaii.Owning the Sugarcane Shop in Honolulu is the best decision this former interior designer from Los Angeles has ever made.... Continue Reading »

Thanks For All You Do

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New Finds Up & Coming Showcase

Jessie-Steele,-Inc._Ric-Rac-Hearts-ApronOur picks for up & coming items for winter 2015.... Continue Reading »

Display Inspirations: Every Store Tells a Story

The dark brown garment floor rack is elegant and ideal for showcasing scarves, clothing, purses, shoes and accessories. (Tripar International)Retailers can grow their business by replicating the tactics of famous authors and tell a carefully crafted story.... Continue Reading »

Editor’s Letter: Partners for Success

Editor Julie McCallumFrom what we witnessed in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Las Vegas and Chicago, the mood was upbeat and sales were strong.... Continue Reading »

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