Operations

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Destination Shopping: Hotel Gift Shops Stay Ahead

Retail operations within the lodging industry vary greatly. Hotel gift shops may consist of little more than a small area near the front desk that sells magazines and snacks, to thousands of square feet of... more »

Miracle Grow

There are factors internal to your business that you can control and affect the bottom line. Here are a few. Retailers often think that the next boost in their business is going to come from... more »

Thank You, Come Again

In the spring issue of GIFT SHOP, we discussed the basics of a loyalty program. Here are some ideas for how you could implement and market one. While independent retailers like you have traditionally had... more »
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Your Customers Will “Like” This

Looking for ideas for meaningful and popular content on Facebook? Here are some. Have you ever posted something on your Facebook page and felt like you were just talking to yourself? Consumers are busy, just... more »

Disaster Preparedness 101

Hurricanes. Floods. Fire. You don’t want them to happen but they do. Is your gift shop prepared? An industrial plant explodes in Texas. A tornado ravages Oklahoma. A hurricane floods the east coast with water.... more »

Disaster Preparedness 101

Hurricanes. Floods. Fire. You don’t want them to happen but they do. Is your gift shop prepared? An industrial plant explodes in Texas. A tornado ravages Oklahoma. A hurricane floods the east coast with water.... more »

Thank You, Come Again

Your customers are driven by a constant need to be informed, entertained and offered perks and rewards for shopping. How then do you make meaningful connections and build long-term loyalty? While independent retailers like you... more »
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Show Time!

Planning on at least one market this year? In the last issue of GIFT SHOP, we reviewed some tips for pre-show planning and advice on what to bring. Here are some tips on how to... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

November 30, 2017 - December 3, 2017

TransWorld’s Holiday Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Schaumburg, IL
December 2, 2017 - December 4, 2017

Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show

Charlotte, NC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

Myrtle Beach, SC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Showtime ITMA Market

High Point, NC
December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Baton Rouge Jewelry and Merchandise Show

Baton Rouge, LA
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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