Product Category Features

Fall Forecast 2011

burlapTREND Beauty in Burlap At a time when repurposing is so very "in," burlap feels just right. The earthy fabric, once commonly associated with feedbags, is lending its rustic charm to a variety of giftware.... more »

Destined for Success

des-ti-na-tion: noun 1. the predetermined end of a journey 2. a place to which one is traveling or to which something is sent 3. a place worthy of travel or an extended visit - often... more »

Summer Forecast 2011

Captivating KoiIn Japan, koi fish symbolize love and friendship, and perseverance and strength in the face of adversity. Koi are legendary for their longevity. Look for the koi's fluid grace to increasingly accentuate a wide... more »

Vacation Destinations

Resort gift shops offer more than just sweatshirts and sunscreen — when done well, these stores become an integral part of the trip, providing customers with lasting mementos to capture their memories.Picking up a souvenir... more »

Spring Forecast 2011

Magical Morocco Customers are enchanted by the exotic and all things Moroccan are a delightful trend. Look for beautiful repeating lattice and trellis patterns in a variety of giftware from stationery to home accents and... more »

Hospital Gift Shops: The Right Retail Prescription

The heartbeat of any health care facility, hospital gift shops benefit from a captive clientele, but they also have the tough task of merchandising to repeat customers, replenishing quick-turnover stock, and operating on a largely... more »

Winter Forecast 2011

Boxed In In a salute to the geometry of art deco, box chains are emerging as a trendy pattern to watch. Look for them not just on jewelry but in all manner of home accessories... more »

Exhibit A: The Museum Store

Haley Shapley Museum gift shops have a set of operating conditions all their own—constantly changing exhibits and inventory, finding just the right products to tie in with the museum's mission and even staffing challenges. Find... more »

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