Best practices for independent gift retailers

Everything gift retailers need to know about display, promotion, signage, events, technology and store equipment.
  • Today's Gift Retailer Survey for 2017

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    Gift specialty stores make up the majority of all store types in Gifts and Decorative Accessories' 2017 Today’s Gift Retailer Survey. More

  • Graduation Spending to Reach Record-High $5.6 Billion

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    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 – Consumers say they will spend more than ever on graduation gifts this year as they stuff greeting cards with gift cards and cash, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. More

  • Saving Private Retail

    At the risk of sounding like the Department of Redundancy Department—and Mark Twain—the reports of the death of physical in-store retailing have been greatly exaggerated. More

  • What's Trending with Men

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    For 2016, it is important to look at products marketed to men since men have been considered an uber trendy and profitable group to cater to in recent history. More

  • Empire State Building Debuts Refurbished Gift Shop

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    BETHESDA, MD – The Empire State Official Store by Dufry Company, World Duty Free, opened the doors to its refurbished space on May 11, 2016. More

  • The Advantage of Small

    By the end of June 2016, you won’t be able to step foot in a Hancock Fabrics anymore, the fabric retail giant with 255 stores in 37 states. More

  • Quirky Card Humor Proves Timeless

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    Humorous greeting cards with a hint of cheek are on-trend currently, but in 1958, they were causing quite an uproar! More

  • Luxury Retailer Michael C. Fina Goes Online Only

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    NEW YORK – Renowned luxury tableware, engagement jewelry and wedding registry resource, Michael C. Fina will close its retail location at 500 Park Avenue in New York City and take its business online. More

  • NPD: Consumers Get 'Back to Basics' in Home Categories

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    PORT WASHINGTON, NY– The home-related categories and consumer segments that drove the most growth in 2015 point to an evolution of more lifestyle-based purchase decisions, and show less emphasis on newness and innovation, according to global information company The NPD Group . More

  • 25 Gifted Retailers for 2015

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    Stores in this year's Gifts and Decorative Accessories 25 Gifted Retailers cover a wide range of stores, regions and income level. Our Gifted Retailers are not based on how much they make or how many stores they have. More

  • Talk to Me

    I take the Long Island Railroad to Manhattan for work. The system has had a few problems this month. Derailments, power outages… Hey, planes are supposed to land on railroad tracks, right? These things happen. For most passengers riding the LIRR, these occurrences have become the expectation rather than the exception. More

  • See our 2016 Gift Book

    Gift Book 2016

    Hey, we've got a gift for you! Check out trends, consumer research and merchandising tips for more than 60 gift, home and toy categories in the new 2016 Gift Book.  It's a must-read resource you'll want to keep. More

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