• 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... more »
  • The 9/11 Memorial & Museum Store Signage project and Memorial tour rack card

    Never Forget

    September 11, 2001, is a day most of us can recall in detail, and on each anniversary of that attack we honor all those that lost a life or suffered f... more »
  • Gather-d retail store

    Coming Together

    Kelly Tuit is a people gatherer by nature and loves to throw parties, so opening a shop and event space was a natural fit for the former art teacher t... more »
  • Zara Collection from Bella Vita Jewelry

    Cultivating Calm

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, stress levels have been soaring. As it swept across the globe, fear and uncertainty reigned. COVID made an e... more »


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Plush Profits

Plush Profits

There's nothing soft about sales in this popular category Unlike other giftable items, plush lends itself to every retailer and just about every customer. It's a great impulse or add-on purchase and can appeal to... more »
Editor’s Letter: Make Your Presence Known

Editor’s Letter: Make Your Presence Known

Call me old fashioned, but I still prefer the feel of a book in my hand, a greeting card or walking the aisles of a store to their electronic counterparts. There's just something to be... more »
MASTERing Retail

MASTERing Retail

By Ken Nisch Chairman, JGAToday the most typical formula for a self-help book-be it for personal, business or solving the world's problems-involves "steps." These steps help us organize, prioritize and provide a bit of a... more »
Mission: Possible

Mission: Possible

With the good comes the bad, and in the case of retail employees, this is often the situation. From late arrivers to gossipy co-workers to lazy performances, many associates come with attitudes and habits that... more »
Wild Things Museum Store

Wild Things Museum Store

Where products keep a natural heritage aliveAccording to Sarah Wilcox, Wild Things Museum Store manager at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Va., the Commonwealth of Virginia is blessed with an "uncommon-wealth" of natural... more »

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