March 19, 2007
Annual specialty-food trade show: a smorgasbord from simple to sublime

SAN FRANCISCO - There were lavender honey truffles and cloudlike marshmallows with names like Caramel Swirl and Kona Coffee Crunch. There were extra-virgin olive oils from famed estates and bottled water from the lava rock... more »

March 19, 2007
It’s a small world after all; Bilingual toys big hit with nation’s littlest consumers

Toy makers and retailers say sales of bilingual toys, such as the LeapFrog toys at a KB Toys store in West Covina, Calif., have exceeded expectations.Odra Heitmann hauled the heavy package labeled "Dora's Talking Kitchen"... more »

March 19, 2007
Realizing downtown’s potential takes the luxury of patience

NEW PORT RICHEY - The downtown screams potential. That's what brought the owners of Turtle's Nest, Pangea and Lynn Scents Candle Shop to Main Street.They liked the river and the parks, the assortment of interesting... more »

March 19, 2007
Chic stores serves special needs patients

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Debbie Heft is sold on Rehability, a surprisingly chic store for people with disabilities in a surprising location, a new outpatient rehabilitation center in Allentown.Heft, who lives in an apartment nearby and... more »

March 19, 2007
Local business owners credit mentors with helping them succeed

Do you remember your first-grade teacher? How about an early boss who inspired you to do your best? Or an associate who taught you a valuable business lesson years ago that still comes in handy?Perhaps... more »

March 16, 2007
Woodstock Chimes Adds Music Collection to OneCoast’s ND ONE Service

Woodstock Chimes, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of precision-tuned wind chimes and premium musical gifts, announces that it will add its Music Collection to OneCoast's National Division One (ND ONE) sales and marketing service... more »

March 16, 2007
Up With Paper Introduces Boxed Christmas Cards Line

Mason, OH - Up With Paper, the world's leading marketer of innovative three dimensional greeting cards, announced that it will be shipping its first pop-up boxed Christmas cards line in August. The Christmas offering of... more »

March 16, 2007
GUND Introduces Fun, Fanciful New Brand of Animated Plush Pals

Edison, NJ - GUND is delighted to introduce GUNDFun, a new brand filled with lovably light-hearted plush companions. From gators to grizzlies and pigs to ponies, GUNDFun's vocal collection of furry friends is sure to... more »

March 16, 2007

Remember the old saying about cramming 10 pounds of stuff into a five-pound bag?That's been Janine Daul's description of moving much of the content from Fort Daul into Daul's Twisted Arrow Gift Shop, across James... more »

March 16, 2007
Opportunity: Gift-wrapper moves closer to dream

Who would have thought that you could make a profitable business out of wrapping gifts? Lisa Gleeson did, and 15 years later she is the owner of Lisa's Gift Wrappers, a specialty retail store in... more »

March 15, 2007
Peking Handicraft, Inc. Signs Licensing Agreements with Be The Ball Foundation and Renowned Artists, Anna Maria Horner, Paris Bo

San Francisco, CA - Peking Handicraft, Inc., an international manufacturer and wholesaler specializing in home textiles, decorative accessories and giftware, announces the signing of new licensing agreements with Be the Ball Foundation and renowned artists... more »

March 15, 2007
St. Paddy’s Day sales projections expand in 2007

Consumers are projected to spend $3.76 billion to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, an average of $35 each, according to the National Retail Federation.The total is up from last year's $27.94 a person -... more »

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