museums&MORE Summer 2018

Bringing the outdoors inside

Whether accentuating houseplants or standing alone, botanical wall art and décor are trendy ways to liven up the home

Building the Nest

Owl's Nest Gift Shop in Wichita may be small, but it's neatly stocked with nature, regionally themed items

Getting creative with custom products

Products specific to your location create shopping experience like no other

Getting the most out of your trade show experience

Tips on navigating the trade show floor and working with vendors

Making Facebook work for your business

Every business should have a Facebook page. But social media success relies on what your business does after it launches that page.

Manager’s Corner: Chris Gustafson, National Railroad Museum

Gustafson has 30 years of experience in retail, but his focus these days is pretty singular: trains.

North Carolina Aquarium revamps gift shops

New looks featured at Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Fisher

Peer Perspective: Barbara Bayer, North Carolina Aquariums

From part-time sales associate to director of retail operations in less than a decade, Barbara Bayer has done it all for the North Carolina Aquarium Society.

Peer Perspective: Kate Bailey, John Ball Zoo

Kate Bailey Assistant Retail Manager, John Ball Zoo Grand Rapids, Michigan Kate Bailey is still somewhat of a newbie to the industry, albeit one that has already learned the value of smart buying, ... more

Peer Perspective: Michelle Dulaney, Woodland Park Zoo

Don’t sweat the small stuff? Michelle Dulaney does because she knows every decision she makes as store director, even seemingly small ones, will have an effect on the world we and animals live in.  

Peer Perspective: Raegan King, Waco Mammoth National Monument

As site manager of one of the National Park Service’s newest members, Raegan King does just about everything, including buying for and managing its tiny gift shop. Yes, they have mammoth-themed items!

Products With a Purpose, Summer 2018

Highlighting companies that give back

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