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May 10, 2007
Berkley’s offbeat stores offer antiques, vintage comics and the world’s coolest flip-flops

Handmade soaps?Fabulous toys?Hip and happening shoes and sandals?Surprise! You'll find all those things in once-sleepy downtown Berkley.Long in the shadow of its glitzier south Oakland County neighbors, downtown Berkley -- the portion of 12 Mile... more »

May 10, 2007
Family operated gift shop and art gallery celebrates 35 years

Jamestown Designs turns 35 this week, and all are invited to an open house on Saturday, May 12, to celebrate the event. The shop is famous to locals for its custom framing, art and gifts... more »

May 8, 2007
Expo for $10 Billion Cart and Kiosk Industry Set for San Jose, CA in June

Hanover, Mass. - Following the growth of the mall cart and kiosk industry from $3 billion in 1995 to $10 billion today, Specialty Retail Report - the only magazine for retail entrepreneurs who operate carts... more »

May 8, 2007
Techno Source Products Awarded The National Parenting Center’s 2007 Seal of Approval

New York, NY - Techno Source, a leader in electronic toys and games, announced today that both its Circular Sudoku handheld and its highly anticipated Rubik's RevolutionTM electronic games have received The National Parenting Center's... more »

May 8, 2007
About Face Designs’ Faithful Guardians

About Face Designs introduced Faithful Guardians Angels in January of this year and began shipping the collection to retailers' stores in March. The consumer reaction has been absolutely outstanding and many stores have already reordered... more »

May 8, 2007
New Brighton gift shop breaks from the ordinary; Sales brisk as Utica-based business opens third site

A Utica-based gift shop has opened its first store in the Rochester market.After looking at sites in Pittsford and Brighton, Joette's Gifts opened at 1464 Monroe Ave. in Brighton last week, filling the site of... more »

May 7, 2007
Pressman Toy Announces Two Exciting Games Based on NBC’s Top-Rated Game Show “Identity”

New York City - This summer, fans of the hit game show "Identity" on NBC will be able to test whether or not they have a knack for guessing the identities of complete strangers, just... more »

May 7, 2007
Cotton Candy Pink and BubbleGum Blue-A New Way to Cover Up Dull Disposable Diapers

St. Louis - St. Louis moms Meredith Goette and Bonnie Mann were having a difficult time finding colorful diaper covers for their baby girls to wear under jumpers. After searching numerous boutiques, department stores, national... more »

May 7, 2007
New Artists Add Flair To Leanin’ Tree’s Boxed Christmas Card Line

Boulder, Colo. - Leanin' Tree's 2007 line of boxed Christmas cards is loaded with new artists and new designs to generate repeat business for their retailers. Of 324 designs, 166 are new for the year.New... more »

May 7, 2007
Study Finds That Problems Related to Salespeople are the Most Detrimental to Retailers

Philadelphia -- A new study released today finds that Americans clearly deem front-line sales staff the single biggest detriment to their shopping experience, resulting in more lost business and negative word of mouth than any... more »

May 7, 2007
Antique store gets new digs

Hedgesville — With its new, historic location, North Mountain Arts has gained a roomful of antique wares ripe for purchasing. Patina Antiques, the side business of Wendy Wigtil, now shares space with one of Hedgesville's... more »

May 7, 2007
Wisconsin’s independent retailers work hard to survive

WATERTOWN - The zipper was just 2 years old when Eli Fischer and a partner opened a clothing store on the west bank of the Rock River.Now, after 112 years in this city's downtown, Fischer's... more »

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