Apr 24, 2007
GIFT SHOP Magazine announces winner of ‘Ultimate Makeover Contest’

Hanover, Mass. – GIFT SHOP magazine is proud to announce that Donna Trottier, owner of Blue Hydrangea in Wickford, RI, is the winner of its ‘Ultimate Makeover Contest.’ The winner was chosen after careful consideration of dozens of entries.

Trottier was delighted to be chosen the winner and is looking forward to the results of the makeover. “My customers have been asking why I am going ahead with this but I am excited – change is always good,” Trottier said.

Jeremy Hirsch, VP of Marketing, OneCoast, said: “OneCoast strives to help its retailers grow their sales. One of the key ways for retailers to boost sales is through terrific merchandising. We love how The GIFT SHOP Magazine’s Makeover Contest pairs a design expert with a retailer who can benefit from the improvements. The magazine will cover the ‘before’ and ‘after’ so that all readers can benefit from the design expert,” Hirsch said. OneCoast is the sponsor of the makeover contest.

Patricia Norins, publisher of GIFT SHOP, said the contest was a perfect fit with the magazine’s vision. “We have always believed in keeping things fresh and this makeover will show just how far a little sweat and equity can go in achieving stellar results,” Norins said.

GIFT SHOP magazine is a publication of Pinnacle Publishing Group, which has more than 11 years of experience in the publishing industry. Pinnacle also publishes Specialty Retail Report, the magazine for the specialty cart and kiosk industry, and the Retail Resource Guide, the only directory that’s compiled specifically for specialty retailers who operate from carts, kiosks, gift shops and temporary in-line stores. The results of the makeover contest will be published in a future issue of GIFT SHOP magazine.

OneCoast is a national provider of wholesale marketing and sales services for home, gift and collegiate products.

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