• 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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Gifts of the Wild

Gifts of the Wild

A Michigan zoo makes the most of the seasonsIf you've ever been to Michigan in the winter, you know it might not be the best time to explore an outdoor zoo. Keeping that in mind,... more »
A Retail Riddle

A Retail Riddle

The answer's in the cardsHere's a retail riddle for you.What's a simple, yet useful indulgence that doesn't take up space, have to be dusted or require maintenance? It can be smaller or slightly larger than... more »
Artist Spotlight: Sergio Lub

Artist Spotlight: Sergio Lub

The Art of CopperArtist remains mindful of timeless traditions, creates modern-day alchemyWhile some may be drawn to silver and gold, Sergio Lub had other ideas for his jewelry designs when he began his trade more... more »
Make the Most of It

Make the Most of It

No matter the size, every store has the potential to create a big impact with small changesI often get questions from smaller stores about how they can make the most of the merchandising resources they... more »
Editor’s Letter: The Art of Retail

Editor’s Letter: The Art of Retail

By Abby Heugel, Managing Editor I'm going to take a minute to brag a bit, as something pretty cool happened in my city of Grand Rapids this fall - the second year of ArtPrize. The... more »

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