Features

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The Power of Positivity

Inspirational products work for every stage in life – whether celebrations or trying times. Perennially popular, see what’s new in this thriving category. In today’s fast-paced world, as we’re “connected” to others 24/7 thanks to... more »
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Sustainable Stationery

Green paper products are here to stay — here’s what you need to know about this eco-friendly product category. The green trend that swept through the marketplace a handful of years ago is gone —... more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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