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Houzz shares five big trends from this week’s High Point Market

High Point Market, which bills itself as the largest furnishings-industry trade show in the world, is in full swing. The twice-yearly show in High Point, North Carolina, is a prime place to learn about the... more »

Wooing Brides: Gift Registry 101

The bridal industry is a lucrative market and you 
can reap the benefits by having a wedding registry in your shop. The first thing you see when you enter Melinda's Fine Gifts is a table... more »

It’s Only Fair

There has never been a better time to take a look at fair trade products for your store. With sales booming and socially conscious consumption on the rise, this product category is set to make... more »

A Good Wrap

No, it's not an oxymoron. Gift wrap can be green. Tree-free paper, recycled wrap and a stunning array of reusable bags are giving this category a strong sales boost. It was once common for people... more »

On The Cards

Greeting cards include a mix of time-honored staples and newer trends. Here's a look at the latest trends in this important stationery segment. Pop UpBells and whistles in paper engineering make for eye-popping cards.Up With... more »

How do you motivate your staff to be as interested in your business as you are?

Try as you might, sometimes you just can't do it all. A motivated, invested staff is key to the success of your gift store. (more…) more »

The Write Choice

Green paper feeds the growing demand for eco-friendly stationery. See how design and green are working in tandem to create waves in a category you can't afford to ignore. No, it's not a contradiction in... more »

Fabulous Folds

Table linens are an attractive part of every table setting. Displaying them with élan will entice your customers to say: "I'll take it just like that!" Heart Shape Retailer Stephen Chou of Bumblebee Linens in... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

March 25, 2019 - March 26, 2019

Adirondack Buyer Days

Saratoga Springs, NY
March 27, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Spring)

Dallas, TX
March 27, 2019 - March 29, 2019

Kidsworld

Dallas, TX
March 31, 2019 - April 2, 2019

LA Mart (spring)

Los Angeles, CA
April 2, 2019 - April 5, 2019

New York Tabletop Show (Spring)

New York, NY
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