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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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Fab Finds for Summer 2014


Our picks for the 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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Trendy Textiles Showcase


Our picks for the trendiest textiles for summer 2014.

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Picture Perfect


How to make Instagram work for you.

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Room for Rustic


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


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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Gift Retail News & Press

August 31st, 2014
New Shop Fits Mother and Daughter To a “Tea”

Clermont, FL – When Erika Shanoff was a little girl, her mother Leila would often play “tea party” with her. “We had tea parties at ... Continue Reading »

August 31st, 2014
The Cheesekeeper: A ‘Unique Little Boutique’ in West Belleville

Belleville, IL – At 26, Diane Hamilton swapped selling newspaper advertising for life as a shopkeeper. It’s an all-consuming career ... Continue Reading »

August 30th, 2014
Flagler Chamber Holds First Cash Mob Event

Flagler County, FL – It may not have been the largest crowd taking part in the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Cash Mob ... Continue Reading »

August 30th, 2014
‘Shop Local’ Philosophy Boosts Entire Community

Nyack, NY – We’re all, by now, more than familiar with the concept of shopping local and supporting small businesses as a way of ... Continue Reading »

August 30th, 2014
Jackie Carrington Traded Corporate Life to Open Laila Rose Boutique in Saginaw’s Old Town

Saginaw, MI – Jacqueline “Jackie” Carrington, 38, worked in a corporate setting, in a hair salon and in event planning, but ... Continue Reading »

August 29th, 2014
Talking Shop: 503 Found is Cannery Village’s Hidden Gem

Newport Beach, CA – It takes a special eye to be able to walk into an empty warehouse and fall in love with the potential. That’s ... Continue Reading »

August 29th, 2014
Madison Style: Selah Vie Wants to Help People Pause and Reflect

Mount Horeb, WI – Selah Vie serves coffee, tea and sells artisan soaps from a historic red brick building in Mount Horeb. The gallery and ... Continue Reading »

August 29th, 2014
Artisan Resource Participation Reaches Record Levels at Summer 2014 Market

Double-digit increases in the number of participating companies, as well as a record number of countries represented, marked the summer edition ... Continue Reading »

August 28th, 2014
Familiar Downtown Retailer Opens New Store

New Bern, NC – Balloons were bobbing in the breeze and the band was playing Thursday at new downtown New Bern retail shop, South Front ... Continue Reading »

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Stocking Stuffer Showcase

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The Great Outdoors

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Show Time!

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Best Sellers in Brooklyn, New York

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Trending Up Fall 2013

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