Gifts and Decorative Accessories Blogs

Carol L Schroeder

Be Nimble

“Holidays cast pall over department stores,” reads the headline on an Associated Press story by Joseph Pisani.  “The future of department stores seems bleak as they close locations — and thus give shoppers fewer option... More

About This Blog

Veteran retailer Carol Schroeder shares her experience and perspective on the ups and downs of being a gift retailer.
Steve Doyal

Bricks, Clicks and Cards

I often hear speculation about how the digital revolution is changing the greeting card industry. It is. But not in the way you might think. Digital cards are not grabbing share from traditional paper cards. They are, instead, expanding the cir... More

About This Blog

A monthly look at what's in the cards for retailers -- trends, opportunities, business strategies, new products and markets -- from publishers and suppliers in the greeting card and social expression industry. Steve Doyal is President of the Greeting Card Association.

Pamela Brill

Collectible Countdown

You know it’s almost Christmas when supermarket pumpkins and mums are being swapped out in favor of wreaths, miniature trees and bags of red and green candies. Seeing those holiday Hershey kisses reminds me that, once again, I packed away ou... More

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This Mommy blog puts a practical perspective on all types of products -- not just toys and gifts -- for moms and their kids. It will help retailers understand what is important to mothers when it comes to buying for their kids.
Warren Shoulberg

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 ... More

About This Blog

What gifts, et al, have to do with the shoppers, retailing and the rest of the known world...at least according to editorial director Warren Shoulberg.