Features

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 »

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 »

Stocking Stuffers that Sell!

Stocking stuffers are small and relatively inexpensive. The perfect impulse buys to increase your holiday sales. Which ones should you stock in your store?Who doesn't love a big stocking filled with fun little gifts? There's... more »

Light On!

Not only is your store's lighting important to showcase your merchandise with flair; it's also an important part of your operating budget. Find out how you can get maximum impact for minimum investment.Lighting can affect... more »

Animal Planet

Fancy doggie daycare. Cat salons. It's no secret—pets are pampered. Find out how you can take a bite out of this lucrative product category. At K9 Scrub Club in San Francisco, Steve Davis understands that... more »

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