Retailer Features

A Good Wrap

No, it's not an oxymoron. Gift wrap can be green. Tree-free paper, recycled wrap and a stunning array of reusable bags are giving this category a strong sales boost. It was once common for people... more »

Personal Gains

Computer technology is greatly simplifying how personalized products are created and sold. Find out why there has never been a better time to get personal. In a world of mass-produced gifts, a small touch of... more »

The Sweet Smell of Success

A wide range of products is increasingly being included under the aromatherapy umbrella. Find out which ones qualify and what factors are driving demand. The scent of a rose. A spritz from an aerosol spray.... more »

Green Message in a Bottle

Health and environmental concerns work in synergy to drive the demand for reusable bottles. Find out what's new in the category and what your customers are looking for. In gyms, on public transportation, in airports,... more »

The Power of Positivity

During rough times, everyone needs a pick-me-up. And that's precisely why inspirational products continue on their sizzling hot growth curve. Dan Zadra says you never know when you'll be making a memory. The founder and... more »

Local Goods: Arcata’s Star Attraction

Local goods attract local shoppers. Find out how gift shops in 
Arcata, CA, are thriving by driving home the impact of buying local. Arcata is a small seaside town located in Northern California, 280 miles... more »

Best Sellers in Park City, Utah

World-class athletics and year-round family adventure are the hallmarks of what this mountain resort has to offer. Find out what's selling in Park City, Utah.Once among the richest mining towns in the country, verdant and... 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 »

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