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Texas Friendship on Display

This year, the Creative Display Contest was delightful — the number of incredible merchandise display submissions was truly astounding. Thank you retailers for sharing the talent you have showcased in your stores. This year, gift... more »
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6 Tips to Get Your Social Media in Tip Top Legal Shape

Social media is not an option if you own a business in this modern day and age. It has become a way in which we connect with our customer and potential customers both for advertising... more »
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The Age of Collaboration

Welcome to the age of collaboration — an era of working together to share our story, differentiate ourselves and stay relevant. And while the opportunities are endless, a thoughtful approach is needed to understand what... more »

Small Space, Big Appeal

Last year I attended MSA Forward in San Diego. During my time there I attended several educational sessions, and one common challenge stood out as I listened to retailers in attendance. Many managers and buyers... more »

Staying Focused

The National World War I Museum and Memorial, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is an institution dedicated to “remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impacts on the global community.” Since COVID-19... more »

Inspiration in Unusual Ways

As I write this letter, our world has been completely changed due to COVID-19. Closures and shelter in place orders in a variety of cities across the globe have been instituted. With so many spring... more »
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Show Us Your Shop: Waterlemon Kids

We recognize that so many retailers are facing similar challenges and we encourage you to Show Us Your Shop, so we may share your story and it just may help all the smaller, independent retailers.... more »
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Selling CBD?

As the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products continues to grow, many specialty gift retailers may be wondering if that's a market they should serve. And with a new study from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market... more »

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Nov 3 – 5

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