July 12, 2007
San Francisco International Gift Fair to Put Spotlight on Green Resources

White Plains, NY - In line with the sharp rise in consumer demand for 'green,' sustainable products, this summer the San Francisco International Gift Fair will provide forward-thinking retailers with a list of exhibiting companies... more »

July 12, 2007
Popping up in downtown?: City eyes plan for temporary stores

The city is working on a short-term marketing initiative to keep foot traffic flowing at Downtown Crossing after Filene's Basement closes for two years for the $625 million redevelopment of the former Filene's complex.Ideas for... more »

July 12, 2007
The Most Popular Email Days of the Year For Retailers

As a follow-up to my column last week about the most popular days of the week to email among retailers, I looked at the 20 most popular days of the past 12 months. It's no... more »

July 12, 2007
It’s a woman’s world at Softer Side

Frankfort -- From the pink walls to the sweet scents to the long counter filled with baubles and beads, it's clear The Softer Side gift shop is a woman's world.The store, at 621 N. LaGrange... more »

July 12, 2007
Make money with your own online store

The Internet makes it easy to sell products online. With an online store, you can reach customers nationwide and beyond, but getting started can be intimidating. Both Yahoo and eBay offer services that will help... more »

July 10, 2007
Creating a collage of art and commerce; Greeting card and gift distributor spreads goods across the country

To look at the exterior, you'd think that Tanya Murren's Collage shop in Tumalo is just a little nook of a gift and greeting card store, a bit off the beaten path for tourists and... more »

July 10, 2007
Helping to fill the coffers; Museum gift shops are crucial to success

In the Darwin Martin Complex's recently reconstructed carriage house and stable, books, glassware and miniature Frank Lloyd Wright-replica furnishings beckon visitors at tour's end.At Chauncey's shop in the Buffalo Museum of Science, nature and dinosaur... more »

July 10, 2007
Owner says Bathologie is special because lotions, soaps and so on originate from all over the world

Shavertown - Sarah Roberts always had a passion for bath and body products. She also had a desire to someday open her own business. So after returning to the area in late 2004, Roberts decided... more »

July 9, 2007
Boston Gift show Features Rhode Island School of Design Pavilion

White Plains, NY - The Boston Gift Show, the Northeast's top destination for discovering unique New England-made gifts and decorative accessories, will feature a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Pavilion for the first time... more »

July 9, 2007
Sands Expo Welcomes 120 Global Exhibits to Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas - An impressive collection of more than 120 international companies will be featured at Sands Expo, opening on July 31, as part of the Summer 2007 Las Vegas Market. Vibrant Vietnamese design meets... more »

July 9, 2007
Cherished Teddies Celebrates 15 Years of Bear Hugs

Itasca, Ill. - It's time for a 'Teddiebration!' Fifteen years after artist Priscilla Hillman crafted the first figurine with its trademark tattered paw pads and 'take-me-home' expression, Cherished Teddies has grown to become the premier... more »

July 9, 2007
Visual merchandising

How do winning retailers go about maximising the visual impact of their stores? Inside Retailing Magazine has checked out two finalists in the Best Overall Use of Visual Merchandising category at The Gift Awards 2007,... more »

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