Display Inspirations

Back Room Basics

Want to bring some order to your store's back room? Here's a layout that can help. A: Employee bulletin board B: Gift wrap desk C: Flexible tiered storage D: Office E: Kitchen (refrigerator, coffee maker, etc. F: Merchandise processing area G: Merchandise... more »

The Long Run

I have always admired the tenacity and passion of small retailers. Take Los Angeles retailer Desiree Galvez for example. Faced with a slowing national economy and the local fallout after a debilitating writers' strike, she... more »

Sensational Appeal

Setting out diffusers, candles and even bath and body products appeals to customers' sense of smell. Invite customers to taste your gourmet goods and watch them fly off the shelves. It's one of the first... more »

The Power of Networking

Where would we be without our support systems? I know as a publishing professional, I sometimes rely on business networks to bounce off ideas or to trade advice. One of GIFT SHOP's primary missions has... more »

Color Sells

Subtle touches speak volumes! Notice the strategically placed sand-colored towel set at the top. It acts as a great complement to the white and sand mixes in the entire row. Boots that match the raincoats... more »

A Fresh Start

I have always loved makeovers—the idea of rejuvenation, of a clean start, is endlessly appealing to me. Since GIFT SHOP is about fresh new ideas and perspectives the idea of a makeover contest seemed like... more »

Holiday Holly Jolly

A little whimsy, like good ol' Santa coming down the chimney, is a fun way of getting your customers in the holiday mood. The choice of turquoise blue on the Christmas tree nearby spices up... more »

Navigating Change

First, I want to heartily thank all of you who called us, wrote in and met us at shows to congratulate us on our one-year anniversary. The response to GIFT SHOP has been phenomenal and... more »

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