News

May 6, 2007
Retailers look beyond Bellingham; As retail expands in the county, merchants offer a word to the wise: Give it time and have the

Karla and Santos Garza are learning how tough the retail industry can be.The Garzas own Rocks & Things Gift Shop and Mail Drop in two buildings on Portal Way in Ferndale. They've operated the gift... more »

May 6, 2007
Retail zones envisioned downtown

When RedPeak Properties began renovating the downtown high-rise now known as 1600 Glenarm Place, attracting the right ground-floor retailers was a critical part of the planning."We were trying to provide support for our residents and... more »

May 5, 2007
Shopping for Mom

A nationwide spending trend during the first quarter that spilled over into April is expected to continue this month as consumers visit stores and restaurants for Mother's Day.Shoppers are expected to dole out almost $16... more »

May 4, 2007
Enesco Announces Launch of Newly Redesigned and Improved Consumer Shopping Website

Itasca, Ill. - Enesco, LLC, a leader in the giftware, and home and garden decor industries, today announced the launch of the Company's enhanced and improved consumer shopping web site at enesco.com. The new web... more »

May 4, 2007
Seminars, Events and Promotions Extend Opportunities at August 2007 NYIGF

White Plains, NY - A full slate of educational programming, after-hours networking events and exciting promotions will be offered to New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) participants, Saturday, August 11, through Thursday, August 16, 2007,... more »

May 4, 2007
Plain Jane’s Ceramic Line is Newest Branch for Oak Patch Gifts

Eugene, OR- Oak Patch Gifts announced today the expansion of its family of gift brands with the acquisition of Plain Jane, Inc. Designed by popular Louisiana based artist Jane Chapman, the line features hand painted... more »

May 4, 2007
Bead store in industrial park is hidden treasure

The industrial park atmosphere outside gives no clue to what you'll find inside Confetti, The Bead Place.This Surprise bead shop is tucked so far away, in fact, that the first time I tried to find... more »

May 4, 2007
Expert shares retail techniques

"This is your best opportunity for profit."Nationally known retail merchandising expert Rick Segel talked with Buck's Shoes owner Kirk Brown as he leaned over the store's jewelry counter that encloses its cash register toward the... more »

May 3, 2007
Bazura Biz Expands Popular Collection of Eco-fashion Accessories With Launch of Banner Bags

Toronto, Ontario - Bazura Biz, a company that sells fashion accessories made from recycled materials, is proud to announce the launch of Banner Bags, a new collection of stylish and eco-friendly bags and accessories. Made... more »

May 3, 2007
Dragonfly makes you smile

Amid the hustle and bustle of shoppers walking up and down busy State Street in Newtown, just beneath the sidewalk down a small flight of stairs sits a little store that you might or might... more »

May 3, 2007
Vineyard Decorators lures Islanders to shop at home

Vineyard Decorators recently unveiled a newly expanded design center and wide-ranging array of home furnishings, suitable for cottage or trophy house, aimed at keeping Islanders shopping locally.Although Vineyard Decorators has been in business for 33... more »

May 2, 2007
Tea shop becomes a weekly stop for sippers and diners in Aroostook County

In his novel "The Chosen," Chaim Potok writes: "Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things." Heidi Samuel lives by these words. And in central Aroostook County, so do a... more »

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