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A Toy Story

It’s all fun and games when it comes to toys. A $22 billion industry in the U.S., toys may be fun, but they’re serious business. They can be a great addition to a gift store,... more »
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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? The owners of The Cutest Little Shoppe in... more »
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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. Bringing the outdoors in, whether in the... more »
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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. Halloween may be a holiday of frights, but there’s nothing for retailers to be scared... more »
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This Grass Is Greener

This sustainable resource is a great choice for eco-friendly materials from furniture to clothing. Bamboo and other sustainable materials are becoming hot commodities for producing jewelry, gifts and housewares as more consumers seek out eco-friendly... more »
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Say it Write

Michael Rance will tell you: There are some things for which only the written medium will do. You just can’t send a sympathy e-card, says the owner of Nashville-based The Greeting Place. Or at least... more »
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Baby is Big

A timeless category for gift stores, baby continues its heavy growth spurt with new product introductions. Alyssa Tierney is a big believer in shops carrying, at the very least, a few great baby gifts. “Baby... more »
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Housewares Are Hot!

The marriage of form and function (and fun) is making housewares a vibrant product category. The colorful tumblers, some 600 to 700 of them, are stacked seven feet high against a 24-foot wide wall in... more »

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