museums&MORE Winter 2014

Artist Spotlight: Handmade Expressions

Creating building blocks for sustainable successPeople want to support ethical products and producers. This is made clear as consumers begin to ask where their products are coming from, what types of ... more

Cause Marketing

Working hard to raise sales and charity dollarsAs retailers, you are bombarded with a million tasks on your to-do lists. Thinking about others is not always top of mind when your immediate list of goa... more

Finding Your Networking Niche

Do you notice anything different? That's right. Museums & More has a new look that we hope you love. After reading through this issue, send me an email or leave a comment on our Facebook page and let ... more

Julie Lefler

Julie LeflerRobin Goodfellow DesignsDouglas, Mich. 1. What makes your product unique? Robin Goodfellow Designs products are unique in that we handcraft each individual piece in our working studio. ... more

Karin Miller

Karin MillerSpring Green General StoreSpring Green, Wis. 1. What makes your store unique?We are half retail store and half café — all in a 1910 converted cheese warehouse. We're not your grandmo... more

Planning for Profits

What's old is new as 2014 trends focus on retail 'staples'Looking ahead to 2014, it's easy to see that some trends" from the past have become retail staples today. American-made, fair trade and eco-fr... more

Taylor Wise-Harthorn

Taylor Wise-HarthornHolland MuseumHolland, Mich. 1. What makes your gift shop store unique?We offer a variety of gifts featuring the history of our local area, as well as items from and about the N... more

The Xcursions Store

Explore unique offerings from around the world and feed your curiosityThe Xcursions Store at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., is the original Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Conservation shop and what Busch Gard... more

Universal Appeal

A global approach to store experienceIn looking at museum retail around the world, there are always interesting comparisons to be made. In some of these comparisons, the ideas or lessons may be as lit... more

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