May 18, 2007
New Companies to Highlight Handmade

White Plains, NY - Some 30 first-time exhibitors will join Handmade at the New York International Gift Fair - with most of the newcomers located together at the 1D Hall entrance to the division -... more »

May 18, 2007
York Beach shop offers candles and collectibles

YORK — Open on weekends since the first weekend in May, Seashore Candles & Collectibles is much more than a candle or gift shop. For owner Diana Flynn, it is a path toward recovery and... more »

May 17, 2007
Gift and Home Resources Expand for August 2007 New York International Gift Fair

White Plains, NY - Expansion of gift and home resources - across several key divisions - will make the 153rd semi-annual New York International Gift Fair a "must attend" market, Saturday, August 11, through Thursday,... more »

May 17, 2007
donovandesigns Unveils New Creations

New York, NY - Gifts that get "oohs" and "aahs," notes that get noticed, gift wrap that gets saved—donovandesigns' newest creations will grab your attention and get your customers talking. Donovandesigns' new line-up of personalized... more »

May 17, 2007
GHTA’s Retailer Advisory Board Announces Chicago Seminar Details

The Gift and Home Trade Association, the industry's non-profit professional trade association, announces that it has scheduled a special event during The Chicago Market: Living and Giving(tm) on July 20, featuring its Retailer Advisory Board.... more »

May 17, 2007
Dicksons introduces new gift product for summer and fall

The Dicksons sales team gathered in Seymour, IN April 24th - 26th to preview more than 650 new items the company is introducing to the market May through July. This new product offering included items... more »

May 17, 2007
Consumer Spending Could Be Out of Gas; Rising gas prices finally are prompting some to cut spending

Wal-Mart worker Jean Sartore sees the effect of rising gas prices on the sales floor at work and when she gets in her 1996 Buick Park Avenue. With local gas prices at $3.27 on May... more »

May 17, 2007
Beyond the basket; Marketing, creativity keys to success of Lakewood gift business

Kay Ehalt's creations go beyond the traditional wicker basket full of fruit and chocolates.Instead, Ehalt fills gallon paint cans, time capsules, picnic baskets and boxes with gourmet coffee, snack mixes and gifts selected with the... more »

May 17, 2007
Gift shops can ring up $$$

When Scotty Heuck was helping to organize a children's shop at the then-new Cincinnati Museum Center in the early 1990s, her allotted space was three floors down, and "you had to pay to get in"... more »

May 17, 2007
Sugar Shak Serves Succulent Sweets

Princeton -- The Sugar Shak's mother and son team of Carolyn Neal and Cole Thomas combines culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu with family recipes for sweet treats that have boomed in popularity."The week before... more »

May 16, 2007
The little big box: Planners prefer trend toward smaller chain stores

Just as town planners have lobbied to help prevent a 75,000-plus-square-foot store from coming to Andover, two of the biggest names in big-box retail have decided to change their game plan. A zoning bylaw amendment... more »

May 15, 2007
Up With Paper Introduces Collegiate Boxed Notes & Snow Globe Greetings

Mason, OH - Up With Paper, the original pop-up greeting card company, announced that it will be shipping a new line of university-themed and - licensed pop-up boxed notes and snow globe greetings in August.... more »

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