Special Reports

Made in America Trend Report

Ninety-one percent of retailers stock Made in America products on their store shelves. Don’t miss out on this growing trend! Download this special report to find top-selling products among souvenir and gift shops and consumer purchasing trends.

Plus, learn about other product categories you will find at the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies.

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Shop Local Saturday Guide

In 2017, 108 million shoppers spent $12.9 billion on Shop Local Saturday, and nearly half of these shoppers visited a small business that they had not been to previously. Don’t miss out on potential sales this year!

Download our free Shop Local Saturday Guide to see how you can prep your store and your staff. Plus get marketing ideas to promote your sales event leading up to the big day on Nov. 24.

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Name-Drop Trends Special Report

We asked. You answered. Download this special report to see results from the Museums & More and Gift Shop name-drop trends survey. Find out which name-drop products are top-sellers, what retailers value most in this product category and more.

Plus, learn about the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies and tips from name-drop experts who exhibit at IGES.

This special report was created in partnership with — and sponsored by — International Gift Exposition in the Smokies.

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The U.S. pet industry is expected to reach $96 billion in sales by 2020. This growing market encompasses a variety of pet species and pet owner demographics, each taking the lead in a variety of trends.

This special report offers a look at the current state of the pet industry, with insights on pet ownership and gifts for pets — and how retailers can profit from serving this market.

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Happy Employees Keep Shoppers Coming Back

Providing a good place to work will draw out and mold better employees.

This special report will teach you tips to find all-star employees — and keep them engaged — while providing top-notch customer service to keep shoppers coming back.

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10 Designers to Watch in 2018

From our sister publication Stationery Trends: This who’s who of stationery special report highlights 10 designers behind some of the most distinctive lines out there. These up-and-coming and established creatives are shaping top trends throughout the industry.

In this special report, Stationery Trends introduces you to 10 designers influencing trends in 2018 — and how to keep up with them.

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That Certain Polish: Trends from A to Z

From our sister publication Stationery Trends: Stay on top of what’s new, what’s now and what’s next — and find out what products are going to be jumping off your shelves in the coming year.

From iridescence to profanity, consumers are wanting something that speaks to them and that contains a … certain polish. After all, a curse word is that much more vehement when letterpressed on a gorgeous thick paper, no?

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