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March 27, 2007
Retailers seek boost from Easter sales

Local and national retailers are hoping to cash in on consumers buying clothes, candy and other items for Easter. The National Retail Federation estimates U.S. consumers will spend $14.37 billion on Easter, up from the... more »

March 26, 2007
NEOCO – World’s Trade Fair – Returns to the Merchandise Mart, June 11-13, 2007

Chicago - The contract furnishing industry's premier event and North America's largest conference and exhibition of contract furnishings for the design and management of the built environment, NeoCon World's Trade Fair, returns to Chicago's Merchandise... more »

March 26, 2007
Artist Kate McRostie to Unveil Over 50 New Paintings at Surtex

Wilmington, NC - Kate McRostie DesignWorks, Inc. announced today that Kate McRostie will introduce over 50 new designs for license at Surtex 2007, May 20-22nd, Hall 1E booth 2240, in New York City. McRostie, whose... more »

March 26, 2007
Westside gift shop offers more options for spiritualists

Walking into Earth Gifts, one is greeted by the soft aroma of Sandalwood incense, calm new age music and smiling faces. Every wall in the store is covered in colorful fabrics or bookcases or ornaments.... more »

March 26, 2007
Blue Tulip Creating Niche for Rich

A new kind of gift store is sprouting up across North Jersey, and it's changing the competitive landscape for local merchants.Blue Tulip is a five-year-old chain that wants to be the ultimate gift-giving and special-occasions... more »

March 25, 2007
Justices to Review Limits on Retail Prices

Bargain hunters everywhere have an unwitting patron saint they've probably never heard of. His name is Dr. Miles. His days may be numbered.It is because of Dr. Miles that anyone who has ever watched "The... more »

March 23, 2007
Adora Highlights Additions to its 2007 Cradle Baby Collection

Edison, NJ - Adora, Inc., a leading designer and crafter of fine limited edition and collectible dolls, has once again expanded its Cradle Baby Program for 2007. Adora introduces another face sculpt and three new... more »

March 23, 2007
Global Home Textiles Show Building Momentum to Create Vital Market Resource

White Plains, NY - Key offshore home textiles companies, including a solid showing of more than 100 quality suppliers from China, and a growing roster of focused North American buyers, have confirmed their participation in... more »

March 23, 2007
Time to play, money to spend

Eleven-year-old Liana Crandall, a fifth-grader in St. Louis, is a typical overscheduled kid. When she isn't playing soccer or basketball after school, she's swimming or singing in the choir. But she always makes time for... more »

March 22, 2007
Charisma Reintroduces 1964 Fashion Doll, Penny Brite

Charisma Brands, the award-winning designer and manufacturer of collectible dolls, evokes childhood reminiscence in doll collectors from the Baby Boomer generation with the reintroduction of the 1964 fashion doll, Penny Brite. Originally produced in the... more »

March 22, 2007
Crazy Mountain Introduces April Cornell Stationery Ensemble

Crazy Mountain and April Cornell have expanded their collaboration into an entirely new product category with a stationery ensemble that reflects the artist's love of textile patterns and nature's pleasing color palette. Included in the... more »

March 22, 2007
13 Publicity Ideas for Retailers

If you're trying to promote your store, but you don't have a big advertising budget, relax. There are lots of ways to get in front of the audience you want to reach by using free... more »

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