Product Features

Textiles Trends

Adapting to changes Despite the recession, textiles have proven to be a strong sales category. Find out how vendors and retailers have adapted their lines and sales strategies to make sure that textiles continue to... more »

Baby’s Big!

The Recession's Impact Baby means big business for gift store retailers like you. With grandparents and Gen Y-ers ready to spend on the category, find out what products you need to stock to cash in.... more »

Where Green Comes to Roost

Through strong marketing and a loyal customer base, Green Nest is carving out a niche in Culpeper, Virginia. What's more, there are green marketing lessons in here for you. Take one look at their logo... more »

Fab Finds Winter 2010

  Magnote Corporation PIPEROID is a paper craft robot designed and produced in Japan. Pre-drilled holes and marks allow customers to cut, fold, and connect paper pipes without the need for glue or tape—scissors are... more »

Bamboo Shoots for Green Growth

The Growth of Bamboo This grass is green! It's been boom time for bamboo—the "rapid renewable" that's making waves in green retail. Find out what kinds of products are made with bamboo and why the... more »

Trending Up Winter 2010

Philippi/Prestige Identity Constructed by Andreas Ostwald for Philippi, this award-winning design was fashioned using a single polished 55-foot stainless steel wire. The twisted bowl—which mixes aesthetics and functionality—measures 15.5." 213.746.6826PrestigeIdentity.com Alison Nelson's Chocolate Bar Graffiti... more »

GIFT SHOP Magazine’s 2009 Ultimate Makeover

This year's makeover went to Le Papillon, a long-standing gift store in New Jersey. Find out how some tested merchandising techniques executed by OneCoast's visual merchandising team—on a $500 budget—worked wonders for the store. Le... more »

1st Annual Eco-Choice Awards

GREEN Awards Winners of the first-ever Eco-Choice Awards were selected by retailers at the August 2009 New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), with top honors bestowed to "green" gift and home products in three categories:... more »

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