Features

Hospital Gift Shops: The Right Retail Prescription

The heartbeat of any health care facility, hospital gift shops benefit from a captive clientele, but they also have the tough task of merchandising to repeat customers, replenishing quick-turnover stock, and operating on a largely... more »

Winter Forecast 2011

Boxed In In a salute to the geometry of art deco, box chains are emerging as a trendy pattern to watch. Look for them not just on jewelry but in all manner of home accessories... more »

Exhibit A: The Museum Store

Haley Shapley Museum gift shops have a set of operating conditions all their own—constantly changing exhibits and inventory, finding just the right products to tie in with the museum's mission and even staffing challenges. Find... more »

Fall Forecast 2010

They're a Hoot! Fluffy owls are showing up everywhere from dinner plates and jewelry to table linens and toys. Nest these winged nocturnals in your store and watch sales soar. Resources Midwest-CBK800.394.4225 www.mwcbk.com Jack Rabbit... more »

Summer Forecast

Beauty in Butterflies Butterflies provide the newest images seen on many products this season. Imagined in free flight, butterflies provide a particularly emblematic image for carefree abandon and they incorporate many colors in their wing... more »

Spring Forecast

Edible Art Handmade chocolates are crafted with colorful, edible vintage patterns. Design transfer sheets are applied to gourmet chocolates giving the presentation a special touch. Consider selling chocolates designed with your gift shop's logo. Resources:... more »

Winter Forecast

Mesh Magic Mesh and pearls, velvet and gold rope add a touch of accessibility and interest to the wardrobe. Jewelry that uses materials found in technology is trending up. Aluminum, titanium, and silver can each... more »

Fall Forecast

Parties in Store Products that make entertaining easy, elegant and ecologically sustainable will continue to promote sales. Display tables set with layered tablecloths, multiple napkins in one ring, and surprising color combinations will work well... more »

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