Retailer Features

Success with Clicks and Bricks

From Online to Brick-and-Mortar Most gift stores these days have a presence online. But what if an online-only business decided to branch out to brick-and-mortar? GIFT SHOP explores the challenges and possibilities of this business... more »

Bamboo Shoots for Green Growth

The Growth of Bamboo This grass is green! It's been boom time for bamboo—the "rapid renewable" that's making waves in green retail. Find out what kinds of products are made with bamboo and why the... more »

GIFT SHOP Magazine’s 2009 Ultimate Makeover

This year's makeover went to Le Papillon, a long-standing gift store in New Jersey. Find out how some tested merchandising techniques executed by OneCoast's visual merchandising team—on a $500 budget—worked wonders for the store. Le... more »

1st Annual Eco-Choice Awards

GREEN Awards Winners of the first-ever Eco-Choice Awards were selected by retailers at the August 2009 New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), with top honors bestowed to "green" gift and home products in three categories:... more »

Cater to the Conscientious Consumer

The new locavores Ethical consumerism. The phrase might sound intimidating but increasing numbers of your customers are taking it up. Consumer purchases are increasingly reflecting customers' values—whether through the buying of green goods or fair... more »

Best Sellers in Stowe, Vermont

Peeper Sales The iconic ridgeline of Mount Mansfield towers high over Stowe's picturesque village making it one of the premier ski destinations in the Northeast. Stowe is famous for more than just snow however—there are... more »

The Great Outdoors!

Digging in Susan Robbins believes it's no surprise that gardening has branched out to touch so many people. "You'd have to think really hard to find something negative about gardening," says the director of commerce... more »

A Glimmer of Hope

The Store as Refuge Despite a slow start to the year, retailer April McCrumb is happy that sales at her gift shops, Catching Fireflies, seem to be picking up again. Catching Fireflies has two locations... more »

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