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Mad for Men’s Gifts

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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

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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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Deck the Halls

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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

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Our picks for the fab finds for summer 2014.

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Fair-Weathered Finds

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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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Trendy Textiles Showcase

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Our picks for the trendiest textiles for summer 2014.

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Picture Perfect

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How to make Instagram work for you.

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Room for Rustic

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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

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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

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This sustainable resource is a great choice for eco-friendly materials from furniture to clothing.

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All Treats, No Tricks

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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

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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

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Gourmet goods whet appetites for sales.

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Fab Finds for Spring 2014

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Our picks for fab finds for spring!

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Your Customers Will “Like” This

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Looking for ideas for meaningful and popular content on Facebook? Here are some.

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Gift Retail News & Press

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 16th, 2014
“Shop Local” Campaign Ideas for Your Small Business

With Small Business Saturday coming up again in just two months (November 29th in the United States, but there are movements in other countries ... Continue Reading »

September 16th, 2014
The Backyard Naturalist Celebrates 25 Years in Olney

Olney, MD – It was 1989 when Debi and Mike Klein opened The Backyard Naturalist in Olney — a time when Olney, and life in general, were ... Continue Reading »

September 15th, 2014
Gift Shop Featuring Local Artists Opens in Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA – A new gift shop, Two the Moon, is now open in the Williamsburg Shopping Center (6501 29th Street N.). Two the Moon ... Continue Reading »

September 15th, 2014
MiVT Chocolates Vie for Martha Stewart’s Attention

Vergennes, VT – A local business is up for an exciting national award, and it’s their Made in Vermont chocolates that have caught the ... Continue Reading »

September 15th, 2014
On the Hunt, a Furniture Boutique, Opens in New Milford

New Milford, CT – For the owners of On the Hunt, a new retailer that opened near the green this month, it’s all about taking ... Continue Reading »

September 15th, 2014
New Jewelry Store Opens in Norwood Center

Norwood, MA – With more than 20 years in the industry, Philippe and Pascale Chelala are bringing their expertise to Norwood. The ... Continue Reading »

September 14th, 2014
Broke Little Rich Girl Mobile Boutique Goes Brick and Mortar

Pittsburgh, PA – Sometimes it takes spending time on the open road to put one’s plans into place. Samantha Lugo of Robinson drove her ... Continue Reading »

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