Features

Epicurators

There’s no shortage of reasons your store shelves should contain some sort of gourmet food. The old adage, “the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach” has proven true over and over again. [gallery... more »

Making Their Mark

For hand-made artisans, having a showroom at a major market is seemingly unattainable dream. This summer, a new showroom made its debut at AmericasMart Atlanta. The Wild Rumpus Room was an amazing success, according to... more »

Feel-Good Stories

Whether buying for yourself or as a gift, books remain an important part of gift shop repertoires. Gift Shop recently polled a collection of publishing companies to find out about the adult coloring craze, millennial... more »

The Individual Insignia

In an age where mass-produced goods... more »
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Taking it Outside

Mar Jennings credits a confluence of many factors for the increasing popularity of outdoor entertaining. The lifestyle expert, television host and author of many books including “Life on Mar’s: Creating Casual Luxury,” said increasing eco-consciousness... more »
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Little Shoppers, Big Sales

Products that inspire creativity and imagination will never get old. If there’s one thing that parents and grandparents will spend money on, it’s children. And while electronics are seemingly taking over the entertainment portion of... more »
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Farmhouse Chic

Embrace the 'slow retail' movement. The homegrown and handmade movement has spurred growth in farm-inspired products in nearly every gift category. Fueled by consumer interest wishing to return to their roots to the rise of... more »
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Common Scents Sales

Appeal to the eco-conscious customer with a variety of bath and body products. Whether it’s a hot cup of tea or a good book, consumers are looking for small indulgences that won’t break the bank,... 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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