Product Features

Customers Tote Green

Reusable totes: packing with pride The conditions were ripe for green bags to take off in a big way. First came the increased public awareness of the risks of global warming. Then, there are the... more »

Fab Finds: Winter/Spring 2009

  Figs and Ginger Jewelry from Figs and Ginger use a minimum of 50% recycled/reclaimed silver and gold. Any stock silver used is 100% recycled. Green principles travel down to all business practices including mailing... more »

A Season to Sell

To everything there is a season. Anyone who has a store in a beach town or a ski resort knows that that statement surely includes retailing. Seasonal retailers may have stores in places where there... more »

Fab Finds: Winter 2009

UNO Industries Customers can combine a ball chain and magnet in innovative ways with MAGNETIK DISTRACTIONS. The possibilities are varied: necklaces, bracelets, rings, anklets, or other accessories. 305.397.8003 black+blum "Salad plant" includes melamine salad... more »

Greening Home Accents

Boring to beautiful It is a truth well known in retail: When form and function are married together well in a product, it sells well. When it comes to green products, there is even an... more »

The Dawn of New Age

New Age goes mainstream The term New Age embraces a wide spectrum of products. Just ask Susie Hare, show manager for the International New Age Trade Show headquartered in Denver, CO. Hare points out that... more »

Profit From Private Label

Brand reinforcement It would be safe to say that at least in New England, the Black Dog Tavern on Martha's Vineyard has quite the following. What started as a simple eatery decades ago is now... more »

Seasonal Stores, Year-Round Sales

Summer Sizzler at the Blue Beetle Kris Kinsley Hancock Photography by Kris Kinsley HancockThere is a definite sense of history about Nantucket's Blue Beetle. For one thing, owner Liz Hughes shares a kindred spirit with... more »

Trending Up: Winter 2009

Morse Code Jewelry LLC Bracelets and necklaces have beads laid out in the dot and dash pattern of Morse code to "spell" words. The jewelry is made of solid 14k gold, solid .925 sterling, and... more »

GIFT SHOP Magazine’s 2008 Ultimate Makeover

It was the letter that sealed the case. When GIFT SHOP announced an open call for entries for its 2008 Ultimate Makeover Contest, all the entries we received were equally compelling. But one letter, written... more »

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