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 »

Baby’s Big!

The Recession's Impact Baby means big business for gift store retailers like you. With grandparents and Gen Y-ers ready to spend on the category, find out what products you need to stock to cash in.... 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 »

Where Green Comes to Roost

Through strong marketing and a loyal customer base, Green Nest is carving out a niche in Culpeper, Virginia. What's more, there are green marketing lessons in here for you. Take one look at their logo... more »

What strategies should retailers implement to host a successful sale?

A good sale not only moves stale inventory, it injects much-needed cash flow into your business. Lauren Heamon of Fox Premier Sales Lauren Heamon of Fox Premier Sale! Clearance! BOGO! Half off!These words are... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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