museums&MORE Spring 2014

Artist Spotlight: Robbin Rawlings

Creating art that inspiresArtist Robbin Rawlings credits growing up in the Southern United States, where the warmth of both the people and surroundings nurtured her artistic talent, for the inspiratio... more

Denise Lamoureux

Denise LamoureuxSouthwick's ZooMendon, Mass. 1. What makes your store unique? 1. Southwick's Zoo offers various retail locations inside the zoo, including three primary stores. Our largest s... more

Editor’s Letter: Resolve to Evolve

By the time you receive this issue, we will be one-third of the way through 2014. Did you make either professional or personal resolutions at the start of the new year?To be honest, New Year's resolut... more

Garden Gate Shop

Buy a gift, plant a memoryFounded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a national historic landmark. It seems only fitting that th... more

Gigi Loizzo

Gigi LoizzoThe 9/11 Memorial MuseumNew York City 1. What makes your store unique? The 9/11 Memorial is a sacred place that honors the lives lost to terrorist attacks. Therefore we have care... more

Industry Spotlight, Rachel Drew, June 2014

Rachel Drew is from Ocean Sole, a unique company that makes products handmade in Kenya using recycled flip-flops collected from local beaches and waterways.

Trade Talk

How to negotiate with vendors and keep your relationshipsVendors represent some of the most important relationships any retailer has. The right vendor or sales rep relationships help to get product li... more

Traditional to Contemporary

The American Swedish Institute is bridging generations What happens when you combine turn-of-the-century architecture with contemporary Nordic design? You get one of the most enjoyable cultural shoppi... more

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