July 25, 2007
Couple’s shoe is made specially for toddler set

When Kim and Brian Gross picked up their 1-year-old daughter Riley from day care, she was often barefoot -- even in the winter.Because the child's shoes were hard-soled, the day care workers took them off... more »

July 24, 2007
Boston Gift Show Experiences Surge in First-Time Exhibitors

White Plains, NY - The Boston Gift Show will deliver fresh resources to retailers this September, as more than 60 companies make their debut at the September 15-18, 2007, edition taking place at the Boston... more »

July 24, 2007
Wilton Armetale Goes to the Dogs at the NY International Gift Show

Mount Joy, PA - Celebrate the dog days of summer with Wilton Armetale's pet-themed picture frames, featured products of the Wilton Home Collection on display at the New York International Gift Show, Javits booth number... more »

July 24, 2007
Mud Pie Debuts New Additions to Its Popular EiEiO Collection

July 2007 - Mud Pie's Popular EiEiO collection received even more accolades, when Bachelorette star, Trista Sutter received the three-piece Cow Clothing Set as a baby gift. As featured in US Weekly's July 9, 2007... more »

July 24, 2007
Adora Offers Sneak Peak of 2008 Doll Line

Edison, NJ - Award-winning doll manufacturer, Adora, Inc., will be traveling across the country in July and August to obtain consumer feedback on its 2008 product line. The public is invited to see a sneak... more »

July 24, 2007
Prattville’s Polka Dot Zebra thrives

Sonya Tatum said she and Brandy Wohlers were looking for a catchy and creative name for their business when they started compiling a list of possibilities. They succeeded when they came up with Polka Dot... more »

July 23, 2007
Unique New Lenox store shares one-of-a-kind gifts

When it comes to gift stores, Petals & Twigs used to be the best kept secret in New Lenox."Now the secret is out. Everyone's heard of it," manager Jan Nemeth said.Nemeth credited the increased awareness... more »

July 23, 2007
Online Popularity Contest Next in Barbie-Bratz Brawl

Barbie and her rivals, the Bratz, have taken their long-running fight for playground supremacy off to an important new venue: MySpace-like social-networking sites.Mattel Inc.'s Barbie has been under attack for six years from MGA Entertainment... more »

July 23, 2007
Gift shop delves into the Victorian; Hand of Man finds niche in Christmas decorations

Oswego -- The Hand of Man gift shop on Owego's historic Front Street found itself in a real pickle last year.Widely known for its enormous, year-round selection of colorful and unique Christmas ornaments, the shop... more »

July 22, 2007
Rapunzel’s Fairy-tale Transformation; Owner converts gift businessto boutique to answer growing demand for infant, tween apparel

Island retailer Randi Evans noticed that customers at her Royal Poinciana Way gift shop, Rapunzel's of Palm Beach, were always asking for and purchasing the limited array of baby clothes and children's toys and books... more »

July 21, 2007
Federal Minimum Wage Rising This Week

Washington - Fast-food waitress Fawn Townsend of Raleigh, N.C., knows exactly what she is going to do if her salary goes up with Tuesday's increase in the federal minimum wage: start saving for a car... more »

July 21, 2007
Businesses use the Web for retailing

There are few retail businesses that haven't felt the pervasive pull-and-tug of the Internet, and nobody knows that better than Chris Butts, general manager of Charmar Flower & Gift Shop.There was a time when traditional... more »

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