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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Peters Valley Craft Fair

Augusta, NJ
September 24, 2017 - September 27, 2017

LA Mart (Fall)

Los Angeles, CA
September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017

Panama City Gift Show

Panama City, FL
September 30, 2017 - October 2, 2017

GTS Greensboro Show

Greensboro, NC
October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017

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Rosemont, IL
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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