Product Features

I’ll Take That, Too: Increasing Impulse Buys

Strategic Placement Step into In-Courage in San Antonio, and you'll see three items near the point of sale: a basket of chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, a drawer display of Lady Primrose lip balm, and a seasonal... more »

Organize Your Sales

Stock for Sales Retailer John Soroka can appreciate the necessity of maximizing space usage without clutter. He is the co-owner of Delphinium Home in New York City—a city where space is always at a premium.... more »

Trending Up: Spring 2008

StaxxRing Inc. Staxx is a patented, interchangeable system that is fun and fashionable—allowing customers to design and create a limitless number and variety of individual rings and pendants. HeadsUp Design Co. "About Time" clocks... more »

Cashing in on Country

Cottage Charms On a recent afternoon, a customer of Country Cottage dropped in to check out the shop's selection of seasonal decor. That loyal customer bought enough to decorate her entire home for the holidays—and... more »

The Changing Face of Country

The Appeal There's no denying the appeal of country decor. It's one that revolves primarily around warmth, nostalgia and comfort. It's these factors that attracted retailer Susie Gordon to the business. "I think that country... more »

Crazy About Collectibles

Gotta Have It For years, it seemed like collectors, faithful to their favorite lines, followed one credo: There's always room for one more. Every time a new piece was introduced, vendors would rest easy knowing... more »

Jazzing Up Sales!

Play the Music At first, George Crawford thought it was a crazy idea. When his rep pulled out a CD-and-cookbook set, the co-owner of Metronation—a contemporary home decor, accessory and gift store in Cincinnati—was quite... more »

Trending Up: Winter 2008

Kevin Patrick McCarthy Light & Shade Lampshades are hand strung with lanyard (gimp) in a variety of two-toned colors. Each shade has a powder-coated frame in black or white. Can be used with a table... more »

Fab Finds: Winter 2008

This Is J A toque, pronounced took or tyook, is a warm knit hat fitted closely to the head. The This Is J Toque collection is knit on one side and covered in This Is... more »

Garden Accessories Take Root

Going Green Alfredo Garcia-Lucio and Jim McKeever couldn't understand why so many of the bird feeders they came across were so, well, plain. What they wanted for their garden seemed reasonable enough: a feeder that... more »

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