Retailer Features

Earth Rug artisan at work

Earth Rugs

Eco-friendly is the buzzword in the gift industry at the moment. It seems to be defining everything good that humans are able to do and inspire hope for the future. With so many new companies... more »
Vickie's Gifts in-store merchandise display

Texas “Friendship” on Full Display

This year, the Creative Display Contest was delightful — the number of incredible merchandise display submissions was truly astounding. Thank you retailers for sharing the talent you have showcased in your stores. This year, gift... more »
Freehand Goods, a Florida retailer

The Perfect Combination

More and more, customers are looking for retail experiences that offer merchandise with a story and purpose. They are also looking to shop where there is a sense of community. Two retailers in Orlando, Florida,... more »
R. Nichols, a retailer and maker in Orlando, Florida

R. Nichols Shop

Anda Lucia Ariail, president and CEO www.r-nichols.com The R. Nichols Shop, located in the Audubon Park Garden District in Orlando has been open for 10 years. Although the store has one brick-and-mortar location, it does... more »
Freehand Goods, a Florida retailer

Freehand Goods

Jacob Zepf and Seth Daniels embarked on an artistic journey that started with Seth creating custom leatherwork in his garage for family and friends. Jacob and Seth then decided to work together to offer pop-up... more »
Yay! is a small retail shop

Small but Powerful

Yay! is a small Orlando, Florida boutique offering a range of products all in 250 square feet. Stacy and Jim Coon, owners, opened this quaint shop about a year and a half ago. This tiny... more »

ASTRA selects Best Toys for Kids finalists

Eighty-five specialty toys in fourteen categories selected from hundreds of nominations have been named finalists for ASTRA’s 2020 Best Toys for Kids list, according to the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). From this group... more »
Basketful Lifestyle & Gifts storefront

Show Us Your Shop: Basketful Lifestyle & Gifts

With so many retailers facing similar challenges right now, we encourage you to Show Us Your Shop so we may share your story and help other independent retailers. Laura Pascarella owner of Basketful Lifestyle &... more »

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