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    Get cozy with this Spice Cider Party Set, complete with grater (for nutmeg and cinnamon) and silver and gold straws. More ...

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  • Dallas Market Center has announced that Eva Walsh has been named executive vice president of marketing and leasing. Walsh now oversees teams responsible for leasing permanent and temporary space across all product categories as well as marketing communications, retail development, travel and market services.
  • DALLAS - Dallas Market Center and the ARTS nominating committee have chosen Robert Currey of Currey & Company as this year’s Academy of Achievement honoree.
  • NEW YORK – Lladró has partnered with Operation Smile, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for children who are born with cleft lips and are ostracized by their families and communities.
  • Secret Garden , a coloring book designed for adults from author Johanna Basford, has been on the Amazon bestseller list. Now the author has introduced an Artist’s Edition with 20 intricate drawings designed to color and display.
  • WASHINGTON - Holiday sales are up for this year's shopping season. Sales in November and December are already projected to increase 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion.
  • Offer shoppers that personalized touch with this "special delivery" pillow, designed for baby.
  • NEW YORK – Michael Aram has created a sculptural piece to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
  • CHARLOTTE, NC – Accessories Resource Team (ART) members are eligible for market discounts at the upcoming High Point Market, October 17-22, 2015.
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Paddywax Display Contest

Paddywax contest

Paddywax Candles is looking for Stores That Shine!  Submit pictures of your retail store displays for a chance to win valuable prizes.

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    October 7, 2015

    Responding to Reviews

    Facebook, Yelp and many other sites allow consumers to give instant feedback when they are pleased—or displeased—with a retail experience. Happily we are not impacted as much as restaurants, who can flourish or perish based on online comments. But it is still important that we pay attention to what potential customers will be reading about our shops. We recently had a negative review on Facebook, and I immediately added an apology for what the writer perceived as a bad customers service experience. My staff remembers the situation and doesn’t think that the complaint was justified, but that ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    September 30, 2015

    In Praise of Part-Timers

    In a recent interview in an article by Randy Tucker about the benefits of working part-time, AJ Ferguson of the nonprofit UpDayton said that working less than full time allows him to “play in some other sandboxes.”  I love that image, because it can be used to describe almost any other activity—school, parenting, working full-time in another field, volunteering or creating in the arts. Many retail employees are part-time not because they can’t get full-time employment, but because it fits their lifestyle. We’ve had graduate students, puppeteers and even off-season farmers work in our store a few ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    September 23, 2015

    What’s the Buzz?

    We noticed the inviting “Buzz Point” sign at a downtown Madison retailer while Christmas shopping last December, and made a note to find out more about this program. We discovered that in our community, Buzz Points is offered by locally owned Park Bank . It serves as a way for the bank to promote the use of its debit/credit card while encouraging the “buy local” mentality. As the Buzz Points blog says, this is where “bank local” and “buy local” intersect. Buzz Points are earned whenever the card is used, however purchases at locally owned businesses garner four times as ...

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Wrapped Summer Markets

Wrapped summer 2015

Missed something at summer markets? GDA Editors have you covered.  Retailer insights, award galas, product's all here in Wrapped! Click here to read.

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    World Market Center Introduces Gourmet and Housewares Floor

    Las Vegas Market opened C11 as a Gourmet and Housewares floor this market, adding a new layer of resources for buyers. Gifts and Decorative Accessories caught up with Dorothy Belshaw, president, Gift + Home for the Market, and Paul Johnson, owner of The Kitchen Source showroom, to talk about the launch and it's benefits to retailers. (Videos sponsored By International Market Centers.)

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