Features

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 »

Girl Power

Savvy tween and teen consumers hold a lot of purchasing power and they're fueling sales in the lucrative gift category. On Saturday afternoons, many moms across America set out for leisurely days of shopping with... more »

Toying With Green

Toys might be child's play but for manufacturers and consumers, they are anything but. Wholesalers are slowly investing in making green toys that last.It's a common customer inquiry at aMuse Toys in Baltimore: "Can you... more »

House Rules

The growth of housewares as gifts has much to do with the confluence of three industry phenomena. Find out what they are and how you can profit from this increasingly strong gift category.It was not... more »

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