• Dayton History Museum Gift Shop

    Q&A with Emily Teeters

    Gift Shop® Plus connected with Emily Teters, museum store manager for Dayton History to learn more about the importance of impulse buys and works bes... more »
  • Shedd Aquarium

    Adventurous Retail

    Like many cultural institutions, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago had to adapt during the pandemic closures. In a highly successful move, the marketing depar... more »
  • Positive Impact

    Zoo Atlanta is a destination that is “dedicated to connecting people to animals and inspiring conservation action.” For more than 100 years, the z... more »
  • Image of spring blossoms

    From the Editor

    One of my favorite quotes about springtime is: "Where flowers bloom, so does hope." – Lady Bird Johnson.  Lady Bird Jonson’s quote reminds me th... more »


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Breezin' Up, a retailer located in Bay Village

Breezin’ Up

Pat Cauley opened its first Breezin’ Up location at Bay Village approximately 37 years ago. His wife, Patricia, manages the stores and her Wall Street background makes a positive impact on the success of the... more »
Indian Summer, a boutique on Long Beach Island, NJ

Indian Summer

Indian Summer, a boutique that offers apparel, swimsuits, bras and more, has been in business for 33 years. Marla Wink, owner, said that she typically attends NY NOW and works with vendors who visit her... more »
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Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea’s storefront is located on the lower level of Bay Village, with frontage on the heavily traveled New Jersey road called Long Beach Island Boulevard — a spot that offers high visibility.... more »
Smoky Mountain Gift Show Entrance

Forging connections: working together to solve supply chain challenges

 How trade shows like the Smoky Mountain Gift Show can assist {Sponsored}  As the gift industry continues to face ups and downs related to the global pandemic and subsequent supply chain issues, retailers must think outside... more »
DMC Before You

Casual Chic

The country is in flux right now, transitioning from a pandemic state of life to a gradual recovery. Some consumers are tiptoeing back into life while others are driving full speed ahead. Now that consumers... more »

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