• Dessert Botanical Garden gift shop, interior image

    A Commitment to the Community

    The Desert Botanical Garden Gift Shop is a popular destination for visitors to the garden. In this behind-the-scenes look at the 140-acre Phoenix-base... more »
  • Gettysburg National Military Park Battlefield Gift Shop

    Authentic Connections

    More than a million people, which includes 100,000 school-aged children, visit Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center annually. T... more »
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    Inspiring Start to 2022

    Happy New Year! Plenty of inspiration and opportunities await retailers in 2022, and we have a glimpse into the latest souvenir and custom offerings i... more »
  • The White House History Shop White House Christmas Ornament

    The White House History Shop

    The White House Historical Association, is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The mission is “to pr... more »

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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

Dare I say that specialty retailers have a reason to be optimistic when it comes to the future? The Retail: Next Studies from RetailWire and Dechert-Hampe & Co. released a series of research studies at... more »
Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

I think I discovered an exception to the old adage that it's better to give than to receive: advice. When it comes to advice, I've found that it's much more beneficial to take it all... more »
The Store Room

The Store Room

How would you define a 'souvenir' and what are the best-selling souvenirs in your store? What makes them so popular?"Bob WolzHarry S. Truman Little White House SHSKey West, Fla.In the broadest sense, it's any item... more »
KidSmart Educational Gift Shop

KidSmart Educational Gift Shop

Considering that the Miami Children's Museum (MCM) is one of the top 10 largest children's museums in the country, it would stand to reason that the KidSmart Educational Gift Shop inside would be expected to... more »
Regional Retail

Regional Retail

As much as some curators might hate to admit it, there's more to the museum experience than just the exhibits. And that's why local and regional products can be such a valuable category for museum... more »

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