museums&MORE Winter 2013

13 Hot Trends for 2013

There are many trends — practical, psychographic and attitudinal — that are incubating during this retail reboot" taking place in the U.S. economy. This reboot is affecting all types and sizes of ... more

A Look Ahead

What to expect in specialty retail for 2013The word trends" is, well, trendy, but I don't really know that the specialty retail industry is especially prone to following of-the-moment movements. While... more

American Museum of Natural History

Four stores, three levels, endless possibilitiesWith 25 connecting buildings spread over 20 acres with more than 1 million square feet of display space, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) i... more

Artist Spotlight: Scott Ellis

When it comes to art, he's got you — and your head — coveredFor Capsmith Inc. Senior Artist and Digitizer Scott Ellis, art has always been a part of who he is and his form of self-expression. He c... more

Editor’s Letter: An Alternate (Retail) Route

My commute to the office is a rather straight shot, and considering that I leave early, I tend to miss the morning rush and make pretty good time.The other morning I was cruising along and saw flasher... more

Industry Spotlight, Mary L. Parelli, &More, January 2013

Mary L. Parelli, Manager Weathervane Museum Store Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Lancaster, Pa.1. What makes your store unique? At Landis Valley Museum, we are in the unique position where we h... more

Lilia Villasenor

Lilia VillasenorRose Garden StorePortland, Ore. 1. What makes your store unique? To start, we are located in the most beautiful setting in the city. Our store is a continuation of the International... more

Planet Pleasing Play

Offering green toys does more than just entertain — it educatesThanks to some innovative companies and increased consumer awareness, toys and games can now be more than just fun — they can also be... more

Service with a Smile

Create meaningful and memorable checkout experiencesFor every day your store is open, the chance to make a lasting impression on a customer is there. Unfortunately, this doesn't always mean the impres... more

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Creating a wildly different experienceHave you ever seen an African Honey Badger? How about an 8-foot-tall stuffed giraffe? If you have ever visited the Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, Kan., the ... more

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