Editor’s Letter

Season of Gratitude

The 2022 holiday shopping season is well underway as this issue goes to press. For many retailers the buildup to this year's fourth quarter has included many unknowns. Inflation, gas prices and shipping disruptions have... more »

See You Soon

Some call it the dog days of summer like it’s a bad thing. In my world, dog days are EVERY day, but the ones in summertime are that much sweeter when there is green grass... more »
Gift Shop Plus Spring 2022 edition

Intentional Retail

Today’s consumers, led by the growing spending force of millennials and Gen Z, are proving to be thoughtful and purposeful shoppers. Weighing every purchase, they give careful consideration whether a particular brand or store is... more »
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Inspiring Start to 2022

Happy New Year! Plenty of inspiration and opportunities await retailers in 2022, and we have a glimpse into the latest souvenir and custom offerings in the latest issue of museums&MORE. Also in this issue, I... more »
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Mood Enhancer

Kindness matters. So does our mental health, and social justice, and equality, as well as personal religious beliefs. And by all means, don’t forget to laugh because these trends that are so prevalent in our... more »

Happy Fall!

The fourth quarter is well underway and consumer spending doesn’t seem to be stalling. The National Retail Federation is optimistic in their October Monthly Economic Review. “There’s a saying that you should never underestimate the... more »
Gift Shop Plus summer 2021 issue

A Note from the Editor: Giving Back

As I write this, there is hope on the horizon. There is a swell of optimism that life will return to some semblance of normal again as the summer unfolds with less restrictions and less... more »
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Transformations

The doldrums of winter are receding and spring, in many places, is in full swing! Thankfully, transformations are occurring everywhere and museums&MORE is hopeful that museums, zoos, aquariums and other destinations are either partially open,... more »

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