Features

Animal Planet

Fancy doggie daycare. Cat salons. It's no secret—pets are pampered. Find out how you can take a bite out of this lucrative product category. At K9 Scrub Club in San Francisco, Steve Davis understands that... more »

Girl Power

Savvy tween and teen consumers hold a lot of purchasing power and they're fueling sales in the lucrative gift category. On Saturday afternoons, many moms across America set out for leisurely days of shopping with... more »

House Rules

The growth of housewares as gifts has much to do with the confluence of three industry phenomena. Find out what they are and how you can profit from this increasingly strong gift category.It was not... more »

Toying With Green

Toys might be child's play but for manufacturers and consumers, they are anything but. Wholesalers are slowly investing in making green toys that last.It's a common customer inquiry at aMuse Toys in Baltimore: "Can you... more »

Carried Away

Fashionable, functional designs coupled with a slew of eco-friendly laws have made reusable shoppers the new darlings of the bag industry. Look around. The new "it" bags aren't from Gucci or Prada. Once a boring,... more »

Fourth Annual Eco-Choice Awards

A growing number of viable candidates meant stiffer competition at the winter '12 edition of the Eco Choice Awards. A boost in attendance and a standout lineup of new products made for a fantastic start... more »

Sea Sells

It's a shore thing. Your customers love the carefree and relaxing spirit that coastal products invoke. Even better, every gift shop can cash in—even if you're not quite down by the bay. Sand between your... more »

The Next Bag Thing

Handbags are the ultimate fashion accessory—timeless yet capable of adapting to fun fashion trends. Find out what a little hip can do for your store and your sales. That Casey Krause's shop sells handbags is... more »

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November 30, 2017 - December 3, 2017

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December 2, 2017 - December 4, 2017

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