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Carried Away

Fashionable, functional designs coupled with a slew of eco-friendly laws have made reusable shoppers the new darlings of the bag industry. Look around. The new "it" bags aren't from Gucci or Prada. Once a boring,... more »

Fourth Annual Eco-Choice Awards

A growing number of viable candidates meant stiffer competition at the winter '12 edition of the Eco Choice Awards. A boost in attendance and a standout lineup of new products made for a fantastic start... more »

Sea Sells

It's a shore thing. Your customers love the carefree and relaxing spirit that coastal products invoke. Even better, every gift shop can cash in—even if you're not quite down by the bay. Sand between your... more »

From Farm to Table: Recycling, Repurposing… Breathing New Life into Old

Concern for the environment combined with a demand for special gifts has created the perfect storm for transforming refuse into revenue. Reduce, reuse, recycle. During the height of the green marketing trend, there was a... more »

The Next Bag Thing

Handbags are the ultimate fashion accessory—timeless yet capable of adapting to fun fashion trends. Find out what a little hip can do for your store and your sales. That Casey Krause's shop sells handbags is... more »

Sparkling Jewelry Trends

Wrap bracelets 
are just one of the hot jewelry trends. Find out what else makes the category shine. There's something shining in retail these days: jewelry sales are up. According to the 2010 Annual Census... more »

Green Glow

New products and pricing ignite excitement for the green candle market's profitable fourth quarter. There's no question that candles are a quick, inexpensive way to brighten a room—and a mood. And with the right product... more »

All in the Family: Celebrating Mom & Dad

This year, your customer spent an average of $141 on Mother's Day and $106 on Father's Day. So make sure to leave some room for Mom and Dad in your spring inventory budget. Every spring,... more »

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