May 7, 2007
Cotton Candy Pink and BubbleGum Blue-A New Way to Cover Up Dull Disposable Diapers

St. Louis - St. Louis moms Meredith Goette and Bonnie Mann were having a difficult time finding colorful diaper covers for their baby girls to wear under jumpers. After searching numerous boutiques, department stores, national... more »

May 7, 2007
New Artists Add Flair To Leanin’ Tree’s Boxed Christmas Card Line

Boulder, Colo. - Leanin' Tree's 2007 line of boxed Christmas cards is loaded with new artists and new designs to generate repeat business for their retailers. Of 324 designs, 166 are new for the year.New... more »

May 7, 2007
Study Finds That Problems Related to Salespeople are the Most Detrimental to Retailers

Philadelphia -- A new study released today finds that Americans clearly deem front-line sales staff the single biggest detriment to their shopping experience, resulting in more lost business and negative word of mouth than any... more »

May 7, 2007
Antique store gets new digs

Hedgesville — With its new, historic location, North Mountain Arts has gained a roomful of antique wares ripe for purchasing. Patina Antiques, the side business of Wendy Wigtil, now shares space with one of Hedgesville's... more »

May 7, 2007
Wisconsin’s independent retailers work hard to survive

WATERTOWN - The zipper was just 2 years old when Eli Fischer and a partner opened a clothing store on the west bank of the Rock River.Now, after 112 years in this city's downtown, Fischer's... more »

May 6, 2007
Retailers look beyond Bellingham; As retail expands in the county, merchants offer a word to the wise: Give it time and have the

Karla and Santos Garza are learning how tough the retail industry can be.The Garzas own Rocks & Things Gift Shop and Mail Drop in two buildings on Portal Way in Ferndale. They've operated the gift... more »

May 6, 2007
Retail zones envisioned downtown

When RedPeak Properties began renovating the downtown high-rise now known as 1600 Glenarm Place, attracting the right ground-floor retailers was a critical part of the planning."We were trying to provide support for our residents and... more »

May 5, 2007
Shopping for Mom

A nationwide spending trend during the first quarter that spilled over into April is expected to continue this month as consumers visit stores and restaurants for Mother's Day.Shoppers are expected to dole out almost $16... more »

May 4, 2007
Enesco Announces Launch of Newly Redesigned and Improved Consumer Shopping Website

Itasca, Ill. - Enesco, LLC, a leader in the giftware, and home and garden decor industries, today announced the launch of the Company's enhanced and improved consumer shopping web site at The new web... more »

May 4, 2007
Seminars, Events and Promotions Extend Opportunities at August 2007 NYIGF

White Plains, NY - A full slate of educational programming, after-hours networking events and exciting promotions will be offered to New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) participants, Saturday, August 11, through Thursday, August 16, 2007,... more »

May 4, 2007
Plain Jane’s Ceramic Line is Newest Branch for Oak Patch Gifts

Eugene, OR- Oak Patch Gifts announced today the expansion of its family of gift brands with the acquisition of Plain Jane, Inc. Designed by popular Louisiana based artist Jane Chapman, the line features hand painted... more »

May 4, 2007
Bead store in industrial park is hidden treasure

The industrial park atmosphere outside gives no clue to what you'll find inside Confetti, The Bead Place.This Surprise bead shop is tucked so far away, in fact, that the first time I tried to find... more »

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