Operations

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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Going Green

As “green” and recycling initiatives become more common across the art and gifting industries, a movement toward zero- and low-waste operations is taking center focus in showrooms and manufacturing facilities across the country — changing... more »

Customization

Perpetua Pencils AMEICO The Monet Water Lilies Canvas Tote Hang Accessories Love State Products Whimsies Reverse Tie-Dye Baseball Hat Capsmith Personalized Address Stamp PSA Essentials Minne-Mural Coloring Art Poster Split Rock Lighthouse in Winter  ... more »

Jewelry and Wearables

Miniature Frog Necklace Franz Collection   Papel Picado Pendant Dalia Pascal Bohemian 134 Calico Juno Designs Ball Mason Jar Jewelry Peppermint Charms Luxury Mermaid Robe Cape Cali Teal Green Blue Sapphire Ring in Rose Gold... more »

Social Connections


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