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Room for Rustic

Harkening back to nature and peaceful tranquility, rustic décor has always been a staple of lodges and cabins. It’s making surprising inroads in places you wouldn’t really expect. Bringing the outdoors in, whether in the... more »
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A Toy Story

It’s all fun and games when it comes to toys. A $22 billion industry in the U.S., toys may be fun, but they’re serious business. They can be a great addition to a gift store,... more »
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This Grass Is Greener

This sustainable resource is a great choice for eco-friendly materials from furniture to clothing. Bamboo and other sustainable materials are becoming hot commodities for producing jewelry, gifts and housewares as more consumers seek out eco-friendly... more »
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All Treats, No Tricks

Shoppers are getting into the Halloween spirit with fun décor and accessories that are increasingly delivering sweet treats to retailers. Halloween may be a holiday of frights, but there’s nothing for retailers to be scared... more »
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Baby is Big

A timeless category for gift stores, baby continues its heavy growth spurt with new product introductions. Alyssa Tierney is a big believer in shops carrying, at the very least, a few great baby gifts. “Baby... more »

Show Time!

A tradeshow takes up a lot of your time and money. Here are some tips to make the most of your investment. Travel expenses and time away from the store are major concerns if you... more »

Get a Response

Strong inventory and a steady flow of museum guests certainly help museum stores succeed, but it's up to your staff to truly reach all your store goals. From the moment a potential customer walks into... more »

Service with a Smile

Create meaningful and memorable checkout experiencesFor every day your store is open, the chance to make a lasting impression on a customer is there. Unfortunately, this doesn't always mean the impression is a good one.... more »

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Atlanta, GA USA
May 6 – 9

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