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Home Sweet Home

No more tcotchkes. Clear the clutter. Here are trends that are coming home to roost in the home decor category. Today’s technology allows us more ways than ever to discover different ideas for decorating our... more »
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Eco-Choice Awards for Spring 2013

Industry’s most eco-conscious products compete for the biannual Eco Choice awards. As winter gripped the Northeast, 30 finalists competed for Eco-Choice Awards in three categories, which were announced at the semi-annual Eco-Choice Awards presentation, co-sponsored... more »

Making a Splash!

Widely considered one of the staples for gift store retailers, bath and body products continue to deliver on luxury at affordable price points. Here are five trends in the category.An elegantly packaged bar of soap,... more »

A License to Sell

Tap into brand loyalty and creative concepts with licensed products."It's all about the brand," says Dale Rotar, creative director at Emerson Street Clothing Co. And when it comes to licensed products, that's the truth. In... more »

Museum Gift Shops: A Snapshot in Time

A captive audience notwithstanding, museum gift shops have had to revise marketing and sales strategies to keep revenue numbers strong. We take a look at how these novel gift stores are faring.Unlike a stand-alone gift... more »

Boom Time for Bamboo

This grass is truly green. Bamboo's biggest asset, its sustainability, has made it a darling in the green industry and wholesalers are morphing it into a variety of fun products.When Tom Sullivan first saw bamboo... more »

Eco-Choice Awards

Biannual awards event recognizing outstanding environmentally conscious products in the gift industry sees first-ever online voting participation.Twice a year, more than 2,800 companies showcase an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and... more »

Baby Boom

The forecast for eco-friendly juvenile products is looking up as the category matures past its infancy.Whether they're in the market for pink or blue, one thing is increasingly true: consumers are going for green when... more »

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