• Virginia Museum of Fine Arts gift shop

    Creating a Connection

    Since 1936, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) has been a cultural destination committed to “enriching the lives of all.” The Richmond museum... more »
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    Small But Mighty

    The Old Idaho Penitentiary is part of the Idaho State Historical Society and has been open as a museum since 1974. From 1872-1973 it operated as the I... more »
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    Q&A with Emily Teters

    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 »
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    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 »


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National Park Excursions

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its diversity — in plants and wildlife. The mountains call to many visitors, it is one of the most visited national parks in the nation. Nestled along... more »
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Fun & Games

Since the pandemic began, toys, games and plush merchandise has only increased in popularity. Options range the gamut from cuddly and cute to logical, educational and creative finds. There are several upcoming opportunities for retailers... more »
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Buy One. Plant One.

Retailers and shoppers seek products that offer a charitable giving opportunity. And Woodchuck USA is one of the manufacturers that offers a way to give-back with each purchase of its Zippo Lighters. WOODCHUCK USA specializes... more »
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New to Market

The 2021 winter markets are still different from past years, but will offer a combination of in-person and virtual events to support retail buyers and makers. Here is a summary of what to look for... more »
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From the Editor Winter 2021

Welcome to a new year, one that is filled with hope and new beginnings! Celebrate the museums, zoos, aquariums, historical locations and other destinations that have overcome many challenges presented in 2020 and have shown... more »

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