Cover Stories

Monogram Mania

Southern Comfort Retailer Julie Butler still treasures her baby blanket. Her mother, Charla Schlabs, monogrammed it for her many years ago with a traditional sewing machine. As co-owner of the store Texas Threads in Hereford,... more »

Resort Retail: Room to Grow

Help them treat themselves Resort gift store retailers know: while on vacation, people are more likely to spend and indulge on themselves than they otherwise would. Pamela Joy Ring will also attest to this. She... more »

Party Your Way to Profits

Trend drivers Your customers are entertaining now more than ever. Anecdotal evidence points to more cozy parties, intimate gatherings and events. Today, entertaining is all about creating memorable moments rather than "jumping through gastronomic hoops... more »

Add Sparkle to Holiday Sales

The Numbers Retailers like you know the holiday season is worth every ounce of effort you can put into your business. Paul Stanford knows this too. Which is why, even if he calls the effort... more »

Wrap Up Profits

Paper is Fashion Polka dots. Fuchsia. Turquoise blue. Paisley. Patti Stracher will tell you: The latest trends in fashion translate right on over to gift wrap. "Paper is fashion," says Stracher, manager of the National... more »

The Changing Face of Country

The Appeal There's no denying the appeal of country decor. It's one that revolves primarily around warmth, nostalgia and comfort. It's these factors that attracted retailer Susie Gordon to the business. "I think that country... more »

Splashy Sales

Water can be used very effectively to create a sensory experience in your store. Here are some displays that effectively incorporate this soothing element. more »

Garden Accessories Take Root

Going Green Alfredo Garcia-Lucio and Jim McKeever couldn't understand why so many of the bird feeders they came across were so, well, plain. What they wanted for their garden seemed reasonable enough: a feeder that... more »

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