Retailer Features

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 »

How can retailers boost sales every winter holiday season?

How can retailers boost sales every winter holiday season? It's make or break with the winter holidays. Are you prepared? Here are some tips to always make the season work for you. Trip Van Roden... more »

Party Your Way to Profits

Trend drivers Your customers are entertaining now more than ever. Anecdotal evidence points to more cozy parties, intimate gatherings and events. Today, entertaining is all about creating memorable moments rather than "jumping through gastronomic hoops... more »

Permanent Botanicals: Make Your Profits Blossom!

Smarty Plants J M. H. Schwanke, a floral industry expert, believes the word "permanent" is a better qualifier for the stunning and gorgeous variety of flowers, bushes and greenery sold by many wholesalers. The care... more »

From Smiles to Sales

Why humor is a hit Humor sells. Arguably nobody knows this better than retailer Rosanne Brown whose store, Venice Stationers, caters to a retirement community in Venice, FL. Brown finds a little light-heartedness always works.... more »

Global Goods

Socially responsible consumerism The way Laura Wendell tells it, when customers buy her store's offerings, there are three factors that work together to seal the deal: the products are beautiful; they are functional and well-made;... more »

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Gift Shop Plus Spring 2024 has arrived, and it couldn't be a more gorgeous issue! 🌷 Cover to cover, this edition is packed with the latest trends to help guide business as you begin to think about the next buying cycle in just a few months. "Radiance, Redefined" (page 54) introduces four jewelry makers, unveiling the freshest trends in the market. To learn which eco-conscious companies are launching collections that positively impact the planet, flip to "Green-Living Essentials" on page 62. We're also thrilled to introduce a new category for us at the magazine: Sports & Tailgating. Head to page 66 to read about products that will elevate the tailgating experience and learn how to merchandise for the NFL's budding demographic. Also in this issue is our Stationery Lookbook, Halloween & Fall Décor feature and dozens of the freshest product offerings. Read our Spring 2024 issue here: www.nxtbook.com/greatamericanmediaservices/GiftShop-Plus/spring-2024/index.php#/p/1📸 courtesy of Océanne. ... See MoreSee Less
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