Product Features

Green Mission, Green Success

Meeting a Triple Bottom Line Green Island Earth Friendly GoodsTraverse City, Sean and Lori Burns give a lot of thought to every product they stock in Green Island, their store in Traverse City, MI.... more »

Add Sparkle to Holiday Sales

The Numbers Retailers like you know the holiday season is worth every ounce of effort you can put into your business. Paul Stanford knows this too. Which is why, even if he calls the effort... more »

Fab Finds Summer 2008

Built Wearable lunch packs are from Built's Munchlers family. Each pack unzips fully to create a placemat and uses a quilted interior for insulation. The interior and exterior can easily be wiped clean. 212.227.2044 more »

Gift Baskets: Wrap Up Sales

Capitalize on the Market Gift baskets are a good idea for your business. Just ask Terry August, owner of Fancifull Gift Baskets in Los Angeles. The retailer has profited from selling gift baskets to the... more »

Just The Zing

Whipping up sales Chew on this: Tough economic times may actually result in an increase in gourmet food purchases. "In recessionary times, specialty food purchases have been strong because they are viewed as affordable luxuries,"... more »

Message in a Bauble

Message Mania Lynn Switanowski-Barrett points out that in times of recession or war, consumers have often looked for products that are positive and upbeat. Jewelry bearing messages of hope, inspiration and celebration fits the bill... more »

Profit from Play

Defining Specialty Kathleen McHugh encourages you to remember this fact: Many baby boomers are now grandparents. And, says the president of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, grandparents are willing to spend money and buy... more »

Trending Up: Summer 2008

AuerhahnStainless steel oil and vinegar set has a matte finish. 51/2" width and 8" height. Designed with a hidden stopper to give precise pouring. Lulu & Merie Inc.Stylized playing card sets come packaged in... more »

Fab Finds: Spring 2008

The Birthday Interview Keepsake box contains everything customers need to conduct an interview every year on their child's birthday. Each box contains a booklet with interviewing tips and a list of 35 suggested interview questions,... more »

Targeting Trendy Tweens

Big Rewards Kenneth Nisch will tell you that marketing to tweens is a study in contradictions. Tweens want to be treated as older, but they still giggle and jump up and down on the bed.... more »

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