June 19, 2007
Sparkle Designs Launches New Line of Greeting Cards

Eloyce Newman, Dallas artist and graphic designer, has launched a new fresh line of greeting cards using innovative design and creative artwork that appeals to the very old to the very young.From the whimsical to... more »

June 19, 2007
Gift from home; Deer Street store gives N.H. artisans shelf space

Portsmouth — Deborah Bouchard-Smith is one of the most positive and energetic people around. Ask her how things are going, and the answer is almost always: "Fantastic. It's another beautiful day on Deer Street."In March... more »

June 19, 2007
ICSC: Retail sales dip 0.1%

New York – Sales at U.S. retail stores open at least one year declined a seasonally 0.1 percent over the past week, continuing the “roller-coaster” ride of the past nine weeks, according to the International... more »

June 18, 2007
Annaleece Continues to Support Charities

Annaleece has always felt strongly about giving back to those in need. In a continued effort to support worthy causes and charities, from January 2006 to date the company has donated almost $20,000.00 in Swarovski... more »

June 18, 2007
Busy lives put on hold at Fort shop, eatery

Fort Atkinson-Visitors can only guess at what stories lie untold in the antique china and stemware that grace the tables at Bethany Lynn's Tea & Treasures.Before sitting down to an elegant luncheon and a spot... more »

June 18, 2007
Animals make Mineral – Jewelry designer is a study in opposites

Lisa Kinoshita, in black horn-rimmed glasses, bobbed black hair and red lipstick, sets a small gift box on the glass counter and instructs a guest to open it.The thumb-sized skull inside is in perfect condition,... more »

June 18, 2007
Women and the downtown dream

A hundred years of tenants at the historic Opera House left uneven spots on the floor, ugly blue carpet and claustrophobic makeshift walls in their wake. The smell of mold and mildew seemed to filter... more »

June 17, 2007
Online Sales Lose Steam

Has online retailing entered the Dot Calm era?Since the inception of the Web, online commerce has enjoyed hypergrowth, with annual sales increasing more than 25 percent over all, and far more rapidly in many categories.... more »

June 17, 2007
Dad’s Day Big For Retailers

Happy Father's Day — all 64.3 million of you. That's a lot of gifts — ties, grills, power tools and the like — for a lot of dads today. Like so many of our holidays,... more »

June 16, 2007
Aromatherapy shop has smell of success

When Kelsey Metzinger was a little girl, she loved to play store and dreamed of the day when she would own her own shop."I've worked in retail my whole life," the 31-year-old entrepreneur said. "I'm... more »

June 15, 2007
Adora Expands Sandy’s ADORA-ble Friends Collection at IDEX

Edison, NJ - Following last year's successful launch of a collection of 12 storybook dolls called Sandy's ADORA-ble Friends, Adora Inc. - one of the leading designers and crafters of fine limited edition and collectible... more »

June 15, 2007
Living The Greasy Good Life

Mosier, Ore. - Resource Revival has received attention before (design awards, recycling awards) but special honors from a beer company?Resource Revival's Graham Bergh and business partner, Jim Hassert, are currently featured in a national advertising... more »

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