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NRF responds to new CDC mask recommendation

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that fully vaccinated people again wear masks indoors in COVID-19 hot spots. “Public health and safety... more »

An Uptick in Digital Payments

Although digital payments started to become popular before 2020, once the pandemic hit, this was a must-have option for any retailer doing business online, in-person or both. In the report, “The State of Retail Payments... more »
Stanford Health Care Gift Shop Window Displays at night

Splendid Displays

Artful displays from our featured retailers prove to be a great source of inspiration to Gift Shop Plus readers. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from the last year to share with you. USE... more »

Atlanta Market selects winners of People’s Choice Award

Atlanta Market announced that three of its 40 summer 2021 Market Snapshot program finalists — Adama, for its Nuria Rug, Foil Décor, for its 9x13 Red Foil Pan and Annie Selke, for its Mod Cabin Quilt... more »
Stickers Northwest

Stick To It

With a work hard play hard attitude, the team at Stickers Northwest in Tacoma, Washington is getting both done, and growing the business at the same time. Tony Saddler began selling stickers as a side... more »

Gift and Home Trade Association secures Will Bowen as keynote speaker for annual conference

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) announced the keynote speakers for its Annual Conference to be held online Nov. 3-4, 2021. Keynote Speaker Will Bowen will be the keynote speaker at the virtual Annual... more »

Northwood Retail launches a podcast initiative that aims to inspire shoppers

Eighty million Americans are now weekly podcast listeners, which is a 17% increase over 2020. Playing off this trend, Northwood Retail launched a unique podcast initiative, Backstory Beginnings, aimed at engaging this growing audience, supporting... more »
Janie Cheek About Face Designs

About Face Designs welcomes Janie Cheek

About Face Designs announced that Janie Cheek has joined the company as its national sales manager. Cheek has worked in the gift and housewares industries since 2008 and most recently served as national sales manager... more »

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