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 »

Working Wedding Wonders

Wow your brides-to-be by stocking the very best for their special day. Their satisfied word-of-mouth recommendations mean you'll have many more customers to have and to hold. Brides, bridesmaids, and brides' mothers are still shopping... more »

Playing It Smart

For manufacturers and retailers in the toy industry product innovation and marketing are serious business.Ten years ago, Kim Staller would never have predicted that E.A.T.S. Gifts in New York, would stock as many toys as... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

April 23, 2017 - April 25, 2017

Minneapolis Gift Show

Minnetonka, MN
April 25, 2017 - April 26, 2017

London Stationery Show

April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair

Memphis, TN
April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Columbus MarketPlace (April)

Dublin, OH
May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

GSMA Conference

Dallas, TX
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
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