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  • Vendors are predicting a shift in key color palettes for next year. Metallics were named as the top color scheme for 2015 by 67% of vendors responding to Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ Exclusive 2015 Trends and Forecasts Survey.
  • Checkered, faux animal busts are a laser cut work of wall art.
  • GREENSBORO, NC - The second issue of Design Today, a quarterly B2B digital magazine for interior designers produced by Progressive Business Media, designers, as well as furniture industry retailers and manufacturers, are talking about many of the subjects that impact your business, was released today.
  • As part of its ongoing commitment to help boost sales for retailers carrying its products, Mud Pie has launched a new online ambassador program designed to harness the consumer reach and influence of today’s style-savvy bloggers, the company said.
  • Easter or any time of year, this Mossy Bunny is a fun touch to the garden or as a centerpiece.
  • WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans rushed to get their holiday shopping done early, and more than half are nearly finished.
  • CARPINTERIA, CA—Waxing Poetic has been accepted into the Independent Jewelry Organization (IJO), a buying group with more than 850 members worldwide.
  • Show the family love with this indoor and outdoor embroidered banner, designed by artist Paula Joerling.
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2015 Gift Book

Gift Book

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. This compendium of market trend information should be a valuable business resource for retailers and other industry leaders. Click here!

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    December 22, 2014

    Are You a Fezziwig?

    Retailers react differently than others to movies like You’ve Got Mail (you did cry during the scene when Meg Ryan’s shop closed, didn’t you?) and plays like A Christmas Carol. Every year I am moved by the contrast between Scrooge and his early employer, Fezziwig — and reminded about the importance of being a good boss. In case you didn’t get to see a production this season, or had time to reread the original story by Dickens, Fezziwig makes his appearance when the miserly Scrooge — a cheapskate who is cruel to his employees — revisits the site of ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Re:Gifting

    Warren Shoulberg

    December 22, 2014

    If it’s January, it Must be Market Time

    Well, you’re coming down the home stretch of the holiday season…though due to the wonderfulness of the calendar, the ten days after Christmas look like they will be every bit as active as the days before. With Saturday shopping days following right after both Christmas and New Years Day, there promises to be a lot of activity at retail both weekends. Just when you thought it was over. And of course, right after that, the January show circuit begins. If you’re like most retailers, you generally will only go to one of the markets or shows in ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    December 15, 2014

    Facebook Changes Coming

    The new year doesn’t bring good news for those of us who have gotten used to promoting our shops to existing customers for free through Facebook. We’ve already seen a decline in the number of organic views each post gets, and in fact our store’s 2,500+ “likes” sometimes translates into as few as 22 people seeing a post unless we pay to promote it. Paying to promote a post was a bargain when the program first began, but prices have risen steadily. On the plus side, whenever we promote to a market that includes our customers ...

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