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Chronicle Books acquires Wild + Wolf’s three signature game and toy brands

Chronicle Books announced the acquisition of Wild + Wolf’s three signature game & toy brands: Petit Collage, eco-friendly toys and gifts with high play value for babies and young children; Ridley’s Games, imaginative and original... more »
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Weathering the Storm

Every gift store has faced challenges during the pandemic, but retail locations operating within a hospital system have definitely experienced operational issues many other independent store owners have not. Hospitals around the country limited visitor... more »

Abbott supports customers with new summer initiatives 

After more than 70 years in business, Abbott has learned that in order to thrive, businesses need to adapt. These are unprecedented times, and both Abbott and their retailer partners are reinventing the ways they... more »
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HangUps Art and Framing, established in 1980, offers custom framing, gifts and accessories. The store has 16 employees and offers two locations in High Point, North Carolina.  Seated: Judy Coultress, owner.... more »
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Swoozie's provides gifts and entertaining and party décor in two locations in North Carolina, Greensboro and Charlotte. Since its inception a decade ago, the business has grown to a total of seven retail stores across... more »
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Wild + Wolf kicks off the year with new brand identity and logo

Wild + Wolf unveiled a redesign of their visual identity and company logo. Modern and contemporary, the refreshed branding is designed to better reflect the Wild + Wolf of today, and parallels its forward thinking... more »
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The Perfect Piece

The Perfect Piece is located in downtown Cary, North Carolina, which is a growing urban area. Neighboring businesses, restaurants, breweries, unique shops and even bakeries make this area a popular destination for locals and visitors... more »
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Simply Pure

Simply Pure Products is a small, independently owned bath and body retailer, founded in 2005. The shop is housed in a remodeled building that was once part of a former military base and is known... more »

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