Retailer Features

A Season to Sell

To everything there is a season. Anyone who has a store in a beach town or a ski resort knows that that statement surely includes retailing. Seasonal retailers may have stores in places where there... more »

Resort Retail: Room to Grow

Help them treat themselves Resort gift store retailers know: while on vacation, people are more likely to spend and indulge on themselves than they otherwise would. Pamela Joy Ring will also attest to this. She... more »

The Dawn of New Age

New Age goes mainstream The term New Age embraces a wide spectrum of products. Just ask Susie Hare, show manager for the International New Age Trade Show headquartered in Denver, CO. Hare points out that... more »

Profit From Private Label

Brand reinforcement It would be safe to say that at least in New England, the Black Dog Tavern on Martha's Vineyard has quite the following. What started as a simple eatery decades ago is now... more »

What are some successful strategies for pricing inventory?

What are some successful strategies for pricing inventory? When do you need to markdown and by how much? Debbie Dusenberry of Curious Sofa Debbie Dusenberry of Curious Sofa 913.432.8969 CuriousSofa.comFor me, pricing inventory is all... more »

Seasonal Stores, Year-Round Sales

Summer Sizzler at the Blue Beetle Kris Kinsley Hancock Photography by Kris Kinsley HancockThere is a definite sense of history about Nantucket's Blue Beetle. For one thing, owner Liz Hughes shares a kindred spirit with... more »

Best Sellers in Nashville, TN

A Thousand Faces In business for over 17 years, Linda Turner moved A Thousand Faces to its current location in Nashville's trendy Hillsboro Village in 1994. The retail and residential neighborhood is located between Vanderbilt... more »

GIFT SHOP Magazine’s 2008 Ultimate Makeover

It was the letter that sealed the case. When GIFT SHOP announced an open call for entries for its 2008 Ultimate Makeover Contest, all the entries we received were equally compelling. But one letter, written... more »

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