retail

U.S. ports set new record for imports

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports set a new record this spring and are expected to see near-record volume this month as retailers bring in merchandise ahead of rising costs and further supply... more »
Story & Song Bookstore Bistro

An Informal Hub

Donna Paz Kaufman and her husband, Mark, opened Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, an independent bookstore café in Amelia Island, Florida in 2018, but have devoted their careers to helping others launch bookstores since the... more »
Story & Song Bookstore Bistro

The Bookstore Training Group

Donna Paz Kaufman, owner of  Paz & Associates, a bookstore training group that was formed in 1992 to help independent booksellers develop business skills. Since its inception, this training and consulting group has worked with... more »

NRF says consumers are likely to keep on shopping despite concerns over inflation

The economy’s fast-paced growth could slow somewhat as the Federal Reserve tries to bring inflation under control in the next few months, but consumers are likely to keep on shopping as lower inflation eases uncertainty,... more »

Level Up Your Product Business Branding

When it comes to small, product-based business, it’s important to focus on building a solid brand versus building only a business. A brand is something that lives and breathes, and is truly unique to YOU.... more »
Shedd Aquarium

Adventurous Retail

Like many cultural institutions, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago had to adapt during the pandemic closures. In a highly successful move, the marketing department teamed up with its animal care givers and created a digital experience... more »

Gift Shop Plus and Stationery Trends prepare to honor Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 honorees

Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends have announced that the highly anticipated Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards will once again be held in-person on July 24, 2022 in partnership with Las Vegas Market.... more »
Santa Barbara Design Studio – Face to Face Key Tags

The Need for Immediate Sales

Gift Shop® Plus connected with Landon Metts, sales manager — gift division for Creative Brands, to learn more about the importance of retailers offering impulse buys and strategy behind this type of merchandise. In this... more »

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