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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 29th, 2014
National Retail Federation Launches Small Business Retail Council

The National Retail Federation today announced the formation of the Small Business Retail Council to organize, recruit and engage Main Street ... Continue Reading »

July 29th, 2014
CMC Anticipates Exciting August LA Fashion Market: New Resources, Spring 15 Previews & Runway Show

Thousands of Holiday/Resort 2014 collections will be available to buyers during Los Angeles Fashion Market, Monday – Thursday, August 4 ... Continue Reading »

July 29th, 2014
Kimman’s Gift Shop in York to Add Men’s Section

York, PA – Expansion comes as Downtown Inc works to bring men’s stores downtown. Stocked with eclectic jewelry, accessories, soaps, ... Continue Reading »

July 29th, 2014
It’s All About the Bean: Downtown Chocolate Lounge Offers Classes, Tastings

Lynchburg, VA – Chocolate is chocolate, right? Not exactly, especially if you’re Carl and Mary Matice, owners of downtown Lynchburg’s ... Continue Reading »

July 29th, 2014
Red Balloon Toy Shop Celebrates 12 Months Trading in West Kirby

West Kirby, UK – After bringing West Kirby to a standstill Red Balloon Toy Shop was opened by BBC Cbeebies presenter Alex in May 2013. The ... Continue Reading »

July 29th, 2014
The Little House Shop in Wayne — Catering to Main Line Tastes For 80 Years

Wayne, PA – Now celebrating its 80th anniversary, The Little House Shop in Wayne is full of eclectic items chosen to tantalize and tempt ... Continue Reading »

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 »

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The Power of Positivity

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All Treats, No Tricks

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