GDA June 2017 electronic issues

See the June 2017 issue of Gifts & Dec.  In this issue... Babies Mean Business: Snuggle Up With These Top Baby Gifts.  Plus, 9 Gifted Women Honored in the Industry, Business Going Above & Beyond in Community Service, and What Consumers Are Looking For in Skincare. Get details!


  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    June 14, 2017

    Best Retail Practices

    From how to attract Generation Z shoppers to how to stay organized at trade shows, retail consultant Carol L. Schroeder is here to answer your questions. Adulting is Hard Q: We’ve heard so much about attracting Millennials into our shop as our Baby Boomer customers decrease their shopping needs. But what about the young adults born after them? A: I’m afraid that getting the attention of Generation Z (those born in 1995 or later) is going to be difficult, unless you are comfortable reaching them through their electronic devices. These are true digital natives, having grown up with ...

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    Warren Shoulberg

    June 14, 2017

    A Summer Wind

    And so it starts again. The gift industry is both blessed and cursed by its buying structure of trade shows and markets. It is one that is increasingly rare for the broader home furnishings business and more closely resembles the fashion apparel market of more frequent supplier-buyer exchanges on a seasonal basis. So, just as it seems we have barely recovered from the winter show circuit, we find the summer one starting the process all over again. This month in Dallas and through the balance of the summer at events in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York—not ...

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Gift Book

Gift Book

From exclusive Consumer Research to what's trending and why across gift/home categories, the 2017 Gift Book provides consumer and industry insights designed to help inform retail decisions in the coming year. See Details!

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  • Heartstrings

    Product Wire: Editor's Picks

    We can all appreciate a functional tote, wallet or purse, especially when traveling or shopping. (See you tomorrow, Dallas Market Center!) This week’s Editor’s Picks lend a helping hand when juggling all you have in tow.

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ICON Honors

ICON Honors

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