Display Inspirations

Wooing Brides: Gift Registry 101

The bridal industry is a lucrative market and you 
can reap the benefits by having a wedding registry in your shop. The first thing you see when you enter Melinda's Fine Gifts is a table... more »

Feathering a New Nest

In a move to create a distinct brand identity, a green gift store in Virginia throws down a set of fresh roots in a new bigger space.Green Nest took a big leap last year when... more »

Secrets from Santa’s Workshop

Chris Tkachuck, Director of Visuals for 
Midwest-CBK, shared her ideas for creative holiday displays. Mechanical Methods A rope and pulley system provides interest and movement, and highlights delightful elves and other colorful characters. The pulleys,... more »

Vintage (Re)Visited

To sell vintage, you need a mix of something old and something new. Here's the anatomy of a "vintage" display.Cracker Jax in DeKalb, IL, began in 1984 as a vintage clothing store and has since... more »

All Fun and Games

Good toy design encourages creativity, invites exploration, and sparks a child's interest and imagination. As these examples illustrate, the same criteria apply to retail toy displays. This wooden wagon is just the right height for... more »

Sweet Tweets

What makes a good "tweet?" One that lets your branding-your voice-come through loud and clear. Here's a sampling of what works-and what doesn't. From @CardsPR"Sweet. Teary. I love this lady! ~Sniff~ http://blog.hallmark.com/2010/01/22/a-lifetime-of-cards/"This is even shorter... more »

The Write Displays

Stationery displays can't simply be papered over. You need fresh ideas to create displays that are vibrant and cross-merchandised effectively. Here are some strategies that help. This table/wall combination display has all the right elements.... more »

Timely Tax Tips

There are a number of steps that every gift retailer can take to minimize taxes. Here are a few. This is the first year in which gift retailers can convert funds in regular Individual Retirement... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

November 30, 2017 - December 3, 2017

TransWorld’s Holiday Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Schaumburg, IL
December 2, 2017 - December 4, 2017

Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show

Charlotte, NC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

Myrtle Beach, SC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Showtime ITMA Market

High Point, NC
December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Baton Rouge Jewelry and Merchandise Show

Baton Rouge, LA
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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