Green Goods

With careful research and planning, this Chicago-area retailer has a winning store on her hands. When speaking to civic and business groups, Connie Citarelli asks, “Who opens an eco-boutique in the middle of a recession?”... more »

Think Pink

Women’s enormous buying power translates to a lucrative demographic segment as long as you know what makes them tick. Women make up half the population – 50.8%, to be precise, according to the U.S. Census... more »

GIFT SHOP and ONE COAST Makeover Contest

Donna Simmons from Duck Duck Goose in Dacula, GA, was the lucky winner of the makeover contest. Check out the dramatic results! GIFT SHOP magazine and OneCoast brought back the popular makeover contest this year.... more »

Doing Good

Giving back to your community is not only a feel-good exercise, it’s a strong marketing tool in your arsenal. See how two winning retailers do just that. What goes around comes back around. Gift shops... more »

Eventful Endeavors

Hosting an in-store event is a grand way to attract new customers, increase sales, gain exposure for your retail store and distinguish it from the competition. With a little creativity and careful planning, you can... more »

Lessons Learned

In-store classes bring more visits, increased sales and best of all – loads of fun! Here's a primer on how to pick and host the right class for your gift shop.Andrea Krakovsky, of Re-Inspiration, could... more »

Make Your Store Pinteresting!

Pinterest seems like the perfect social media platform in an industry where visual impact counts for a lot. Here's a peek at the hot new social media tool that's making waves.It was a few months... more »

Cash in on Cash Mobs

A grassroots-induced retail phenomenon means good news for your gift shop. Find out how you can create lasting positive effects from a cash mob. A typical Thursday night, during the middle of winter nonetheless, isn't... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

March 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Made in Montana Tradeshow

Helena, MT
March 25, 2018 - March 28, 2018

Quebec Gift Fair

Montreal, QC
March 25, 2018 - March 27, 2018

LA Mart (spring)

Los Angeles, CA
April 10, 2018 - April 18, 2018

New York Tabletop Show (Spring)

New York, NY
April 14, 2018 - April 18, 2018

International Home Furnishings Market

High Point, NC
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
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