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  • Woodstock Chimes for Autism

    SHOKAN, NY - Woodstock Chimes has supported numerous causes over the years with its Charitable Chimes collection of windchimes. This year, the Woodstock Chimes for Autism joins the collection; the special chime will help support autism programs and research.

  • Etsy Officially Launches Wholesale Platform

    BROOKLYN, NY – This summer, Etsy is officially launching its new wholesale division, which will give retailers the opportunity to purchase product from a collection of handmade home furnishings, jewelry, and other product, designed and manufactured by Etsy artists, designers and vintage collectors.

  • Home: You’ll Flip

    This small pillow will help get a home ready for the summer months ahead.

  • Fashion: Wine to Go

    Ame & Lulu’s new Wine caddy features a padded liner and two interior compartments for wine bottles.

  • Product Wire

    For Retailers: Products new to the market

  • Lenox Receives Prestigious Women’s Choice Award

    HOLLYWOOD, FL – WomenCertified Inc., a leading advocate for female consumers, has honored Lenox with its 2014 Women’s Choice Award seal.

  • Jinhan Fair Brings Together Trade, Value and Trend

    GUANGZHOU, CHINA – The 29th Jinhan Fair for Home & Gifts opens April 21 at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center.

  • Gift Books: Hopeful Message

    Living with Hope by artist Sandy Gingras offers messages of encouragement to for someone coping with an illness

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  • Warren Shoulberg

    Re:Gifting

    Warren Shoulberg

    April 23, 2014

    Record Store Day

    This past weekend saw the seventh year of a fascinating promotional marketing event that could be something the independent gift store business should be looking at. It was called Record Store Day and basically, it was a shopping day that called attention to the idea of consumers physically going to their local record/music store and shopping in person for CDs and vinyl. Some 2000 stores participated in the event which is loosely organized by the stores themselves with some professional organizing help. (www.Recordstoreday.com has more details.) This is still very much a small enterprise in a day ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    April 16, 2014

    Aligning with Others

    Cooperation and collaboration are essential to the success of most small retailers -- whether it is through your local buy local movement, Chamber of Commerce or merchant association.  Now there is a new tool available to help business owners connect, thanks to Eric Groves,  a former senior executive of the online marketing company Constant Contact. Groves is the co-founder of a start-up business called Alignable, which describes itself as a free, online social network where business owners can connect, collaborate and learn from each other.  He described it as a “LinkedIn for local businesses” in a recent interview with the Boston ...

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  • Pamela Brill

    Talking Walnut

    Pamela Brill

    April 15, 2014

    Stuff My Basket: Rabbids, Squeakaboos

    Less than one week until Easter; are your baskets ready for stuffing? Gone are the days when I was a kid, and chocolate bunnies and jelly beans would suffice. Ever since the Easter Bunny has stepped things up a notch to include toys and other goodies, we’ve been on the hunt ourselves in search of fun favors. If you happen to have a new baby in the family this spring, you’ll want to make this Easter egg-stra special (and candy-free). We love the Squeakaboos line from Babalu. These brightly colored, soft plush rattles are sized just right ...

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  • The Stiff One insulated cooler is shown here in Mary Tiler Moorish. the molded bottom will prevent it from 'going soft'. Also, the heat-sealed liner will prevents leaks. $39. Scout by Bungalow. 202.944.9590.  www.bungalowco.com

    Pack it Up

    Make sure you’ve got all the essentials for your shoppers’ picnic and tailgating needs. From melamine plates to totes for beer and wine (even a tote for a pet!), these are must-have items for your store’s shelves.

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  • Donny Osmond at Las Vegas Market

    Donny Osmond Shows Home Collection at Vegas

    GDA Editorial Director Warren Shoulberg talks to Donny and Debbie Osmond at the Las Vegas Market about their new Donny Osmond Home Collection. The multi-category home furnishings line features home decor, lighting, bedding, dinnerware, rugs and home improvement products. (Our Las Vegas Market videos are sponsored by the International Market Centers.)

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  • USA Premium Leather

    USA PREMIUM LEATHER

    The company's newest contemporary home theater group features a raspberry leather cover. USA PREMIUM LEATHER
    C-1440, C-1432

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