Retailer Profiles

Hungering For Handmade

A “Made in the USA” label is a powerful marketing tool these days. Boasting an item is handmade or handcrafted, and it becomes even more attractive to the consumer. Perception Research Services (PRS)... more »

In Good Spirits

At the end of a long day, many folks like to unwind by imbibing in a drink or three. Specialty retailers of wine and spirits know that supplementing their stock of liquor... more »

Best-Sellers in Portland, Oregon

The shopping culture in Portland, Oregon, is all about local and independent. The result is a creative mix of boutiques and shops, music venues, wellness practitioners, restaurants and coffee shops, bars, breweries and more. Tourists... more »
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Glory Haus’ Pickles with a Purpose born from 9-year-old’s desire to aid homeless man

Glory Haus sells a lot of products, but food typically isn’t among them. The Marietta, Georgia-based company made an exception for a very special reason, one that involves a 9-year-old boy’s quest to provide a... more »

The Student Section

Imagine your college experience captured in bottle of perfume or men’s cologne. What would it smell like? (more…) more »
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Specialty food industry keeping up with consumers’ diversifying palates

America’s collective palate continues to expand in every thinkable direction, and the specialty food industry continues to expand right along with it. Nearly 60 percent of American consumers, roughly 145 million people, purchased specialty food... more »

Rustic Meets Refined: Light Up Your Sales with Eco-chic Seasonal Decor

Thematic trends for home décor often make their way into multiple gift categories. What are the overarching trends you should keep your eye on as you look to fall and the all-important Christmas season buying?... more »
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Shindig Paperie: A well-curated collection of paper and gift

Nestled in the heart of Fayetteville’s vibrant downtown shopping district, known as Block Street, Shindig Paperie houses a well-curated collection of paper and gift. Located in a historic bank building, the charming space with rustic... more »

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