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  • WHITE PLAINS, NY—Online registration for the summer edition of NY Now, The Market for Home + Lifestyle is now open. The show is scheduled to run August 15-19, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
  • Made from apricot kernel, sunflower oil and other natural oils, these body nectars moisturize the body and are gentle enough for the face.
  • ATLANTA—Joceline Arnold has been named buyer relations director for Urban Expositions’ California Gift Show, Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show and Philadelphia Gift Show.
  • TOLEDO, OH—Libbey Inc. and German glassware company Spiegelau have announced an agreement in which Libbey will become the exclusive U.S. distributor of Spiegelau glassware lines in the retail industry, effective July 1, 2015.Li
  • Buyer registrations topped 45,000 for the first time ever, and more than 14,000 buying companies sent people to this month’s market, the High Point Market Authority Board was told Wednesday.
  • Spring is finally here. And in our industry that means it’s time for the New York Tabletop Market.
  • Zak Designs has created the perfect snack gear just in time for the upcoming 20th Century Fox Peanuts movie.
  • Frank Joens will take over as chairperson of the board at Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization. He replaces Stu Teller who served in that role since 2012. Joens is currently the senior vice president and general manager of the LA Mart in Los Angeles.
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  • Diane Falvey

    Gifted Stories

    Diane Falvey

    April 22, 2015

    Tell Us Your Story, Today!

    You’ve heard about the REAs? The Retailer Excellence Awards? Well this year is Gifts and Decorative Accessories' 64th annual REA event, and we want you! We want you to tell us your stories. Independent retailing can certainly be full of challenges. And we know that you have to be smart, creative and willing to take action when opportunity strikes. Wouldn’t you like to share that information with your peers? Then enter, here, and tell us about yourself. We want to know: How did that redesign help bring more traffic into your store or increase sales? And what did ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    April 21, 2015

    Green Retailing

    With apologies to Jim Henson, today it really is easy for a shop to be “green”. There are so many tools available to us that there is no excuse not to take advantage of them.  And since most of us don’t sell merchandise that is essential to daily living, minimizing the carbon footprint of our business is important. There are three key areas I’d suggest you consider: energy use, recycling, and inventory selection. The utility companies in many municipalities offer programs to help you gauge the energy efficiency of your heating, cooling and lighting. The need for specialized ...

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  • Pamela Brill

    Talking Walnut

    Pamela Brill

    April 21, 2015

    Curious by Nature

    There are few things I love more than getting my hands on a new book, especially kids’ books. (And if you happen to be an avid reader of this blog, you’ll understand this completely). The heavenly scent of freshly printed pages gets me every time (no e-readers for me, thank you very much), and the opportunity to dive head first into a new world is incredibly compelling. Books for kids have an important job to do, as far as I’m concerned: They must not only hold their attention, but stimulate their mind and capture their imagination. This season ...

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Gift Book 2015

Gift Book 2015 Digital

The Gift Book 2015 presents a close look at some 50 important product categories — including several new ones — in the gift, toy and decorative accessories industry. Look back at the digital issue.

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  • CR Gibson

    CR Gibson

    See why CR Gibson has been a leader in providing eclectic and joyous gifts for over 140 years. From casual dining serveware, to baby gifts and art, this inside look at CR Gibson's Atlanta showroom is only a taste of what they have to offer. Visit to view their full line.  

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