March 29, 2007
Old Town merchants say business is booming

LA QUINTA - Despite a delayed opening in December that had some Phase II Old Town merchants concerned about lost sales, merchants agree business in the months since has exceeded their expectations.Although Just Boni at... more »

March 29, 2007
How to Recognize-and Keep-the Stars in Your Organization

Susan landed her dream job in sales. It had everything—pay, perks, reputation and challenge. She started the job with lots of energy, enthusiasm and high expectations. However, within six months she was running out of... more »

March 28, 2007
DEMDACO Reintroduces Chocolate Berries for Spring 2007

Stilwell, Kansas - DEMDACO is reintroducing their casual luxury tableware pattern of Chocolate Berries this spring due to its popular demand. Artist Deb Hrabik has added coordinating iron accent pieces to the original hand-painted stoneware... more »

March 27, 2007
Mud Pie Introduces New Line of Children’s Furniture

Mud Pie's Princess Collection continues to be the company's best selling children's collection. This year, the firm has introduced several new pieces of furniture - perfectly sized and decorated for a little princess. Introductions include... more »

March 27, 2007
Boston Gift Show Announces 2007 Pride of New England Award Honorees

White Plains, NY - The Boston Gift Show has announced six honorees for the 2nd annual Pride of New England Awards, a coveted honor that recognizes New England retailers for excellence in customer service, creative... more »

March 27, 2007
Kinetic sculptures a creative outlet

While sailing and windsurfing several years ago, Dunbarton artist Ted Johnson fell in love with the wind. "I love the power of the wind. It puts the fear of God in you," he said.His love... more »

March 27, 2007
Retailers seek boost from Easter sales

Local and national retailers are hoping to cash in on consumers buying clothes, candy and other items for Easter. The National Retail Federation estimates U.S. consumers will spend $14.37 billion on Easter, up from the... more »

March 26, 2007
NEOCO – World’s Trade Fair – Returns to the Merchandise Mart, June 11-13, 2007

Chicago - The contract furnishing industry's premier event and North America's largest conference and exhibition of contract furnishings for the design and management of the built environment, NeoCon World's Trade Fair, returns to Chicago's Merchandise... more »

March 26, 2007
Artist Kate McRostie to Unveil Over 50 New Paintings at Surtex

Wilmington, NC - Kate McRostie DesignWorks, Inc. announced today that Kate McRostie will introduce over 50 new designs for license at Surtex 2007, May 20-22nd, Hall 1E booth 2240, in New York City. McRostie, whose... more »

March 26, 2007
Westside gift shop offers more options for spiritualists

Walking into Earth Gifts, one is greeted by the soft aroma of Sandalwood incense, calm new age music and smiling faces. Every wall in the store is covered in colorful fabrics or bookcases or ornaments.... more »

March 26, 2007
Blue Tulip Creating Niche for Rich

A new kind of gift store is sprouting up across North Jersey, and it's changing the competitive landscape for local merchants.Blue Tulip is a five-year-old chain that wants to be the ultimate gift-giving and special-occasions... more »

March 25, 2007
Justices to Review Limits on Retail Prices

Bargain hunters everywhere have an unwitting patron saint they've probably never heard of. His name is Dr. Miles. His days may be numbered.It is because of Dr. Miles that anyone who has ever watched "The... more »

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