Green Features

From Farm to Table: Recycling, Repurposing… Breathing New Life into Old

Concern for the environment combined with a demand for special gifts has created the perfect storm for transforming refuse into revenue. Reduce, reuse, recycle. During the height of the green marketing trend, there was a... more »

Green Glow

New products and pricing ignite excitement for the green candle market's profitable fourth quarter. There's no question that candles are a quick, inexpensive way to brighten a room—and a mood. And with the right product... more »

Green in Winter Park

Believing in the values of a green lifestyle, Linda and Allan Semmler wanted to open a store that would be the go-to place for eco-friendly and unique products. In January 2009, the husband-wife team started... more »

Group Buying for Greenies

A new website offers big discounts on eco-conscious products and services.Consumers with an eye on their pocketbooks have had a whole new way to save money the past couple of years, with a 21st-century twist... more »

Green Message in a Bottle

Health and environmental concerns work in synergy to drive the demand for reusable bottles. Find out what's new in the category and what your customers are looking for. In gyms, on public transportation, in airports,... more »

Recycled’s Growing Reach

Recycling consumer goods is a sure way of going green. As consumers' desire for sustainably produced green products is increasing, vendors are churning out products made with recycled elements that are not only green but... more »

Green Gourmet Spices Up Sales!

Health-conscious consumers have fueled a meteoric rise in the consumption of organic (and natural) gourmet products. Find out how you can take a healthy bite of this nearly $25 billon product category.If you've ever wondered... more »

Bamboo Shoots for Green Growth

The Growth of Bamboo This grass is green! It's been boom time for bamboo—the "rapid renewable" that's making waves in green retail. Find out what kinds of products are made with bamboo and why the... more »

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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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