May 28, 2007
La Encantada would like more; While larger stores are doing well, smaller ones seek added traffic

Signs at the store say "down to nothing," and inside, customers paw through a dwindling selection of clearance-priced designer clothes.Parachute, a clothing boutique that opened more than three years ago in La Encantada, is saying... more »

May 28, 2007
The latest fuzzy fad at home on Web, too

Another toy craze has hit the Rochester area. Merchants can't keep up with consumers' demand for Webkinz — stuffed animals with secret codes that allow access to a virtual world online.Introduced in 2005 by Ganz... more »

May 28, 2007
Woman turns craft hobby into Stony Point business

Heather Hughes began dabbling in making jewelry and hand-painted picture frames at home a few years ago. She sold those items to her friends, and eventually set up a booth at craft and home shows... more »

May 28, 2007
Knick-knacks aplenty at Kaatskill Gifts; Delhi store thrives on its desire to be different

Delhi -- The long and narrow building at 95 Main Street has hosted many ventures over the decades. Kaatskill Gifts and Kollectibles has been here for nine years, the latest enterprise to compete for trade... more »

May 27, 2007
Milford stores build downtown traffic

Milford's downtown business district has been called many things over the years, but until recently "hip" and "trendy" were not among them.But the city's suddenly chic center has more retail shops selling quirky and unique... more »

May 25, 2007
Hanna’s Handiworks Announces New Product

Summer 2007 - Hanna's Handiworks, LLC announces the debut of five new everyday lines at summer shows. The popular Americana line has made a comeback, featuring Uncle Sam, Raggedy Ann and Andy, and Patriotic Angels.... more »

May 25, 2007
EK Success Launches Overton House Designs

Clifton, NJ - EK Success, the country's leading scrapbooking, paper crafts and creative consumer products company, launches the Overton House Designs Pre-Finished Albums and its new Holiday Collection at the 2007 National Stationery Show. EK... more »

May 25, 2007
Consumers to Spend $50 on Each Graduation Gift, According to NRF Survey

Washington—Good things will come in small packages for millions of high school and college graduates this year. According to the National Retail Federation's inaugural Graduation survey, conducted by BIGresearch, gift cards (31.3%) and cash (58.8%)... more »

May 25, 2007
Mud Pie Introduces 2007 Holiday Cheer Collection

The award-winning international gift company, Mud Pie, introduces Holiday Cheer, a light-hearted collection of festive, party-friendly gifts and tableware. Make your tablescape jolly with this collection's adorable party accessories. Featuring Ho ornament-shaped tableware, embellished with... more »

May 25, 2007
Midwest Rewards Customers, Helps Retailers

Cannon Falls, MN - Midwest, leading designer and manufacturer of the Seasons of Cannon Falls brand of holiday and seasonal home decor and premium Colonial Candle brand of candles, introduces Midwest Advantage, a new customer... more »

May 25, 2007
The Art of Recycling: Beachcombing basket weaver coils new life into old line

When Penelope Cyr-Lorenson began constructing baskets with discarded rope from Kodiak's fishing fleet last year, the long-time basket weaver thought the technique would be easy: spiral the line into a base, basket or lid; weld... more »

May 25, 2007
Are you making the most of your window displays?

Some window displays are eagerly awaited, for example those in London at Liberty and Selfridges for Christmas. But investing in window displays is not only for big department stores. Pharmacies can and, according to Cliff... more »

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