August 7, 2017We extensively cover product trends, display techniques and all matters of getting the customer to the register—with their hands full, of course. But what about once they’re there? Just because a customer is already in line to buy doesn’t mean they are done shopping. Impulse buys and add-ons displayed by the register are the last chance to tap into that emotional buyer. So while at Las Vegas Market, we kept our eyes peeled for some of the coolest add-on items that had even us wanting to scoop one up on the way out the door. Check out these top 17 impulse buys that you would be wise to keep by the register.
August 7, 2017From leather to wool, this week’s Editor’s Picks feature fall fashion finds that bring rich warmth to the wardrobe.
July 28, 2017This show season, many manufacturers are sporting their new lines for him. Men's gifts have become very popular in the field, and we don't think they're going away anytime soon. After all, gifts for him are quite the baffler for lady customers. From manly bath-and-body products to rustic mugs to clever barware, these fun, but useful gifts are sure to bring to please that hard-to-shop-for guy.
July 19, 2017Soft watercolors, bright citrus and traditional rustic holiday are among the trends spotted by Gifts and Decorative Accessories' editors during AmericasMart Atlanta July 11-14. Sunflowers and lemons brighten, pastel watercolors soften, rustic textures and colors evoke nostalgia, and a plethora of products celebrate and empower "her." Check out these trends for the latest in product design this season.
July 17, 2017Household pets are the inspiration behind this week’s Editor’s Picks. Furry friends bring a sense of fun and cheer to the gift shop, and a smile to customers’ faces.
July 3, 2017Flowers and other plants add a sort of sweetness to fashion and fragrances, welcoming a sense of nature and femininity. This week’s Editor’s Picks features flowers, ideal for her.
June 29, 2017
Last week, June 21-23, we ventured off to Dallas, Texas, home of the finger-licking good barbeque, for the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market where we spotted all the newest “it items.” The GDA Editors searched high and low throughout the Dallas Market Center and identified 10 trends that retailers should definitely have in their stores as we head into the next shopping season. Hold on tight—while a few of these trends are familiar to the industry, the bulk of them are new, upbeat and game changers for their categories. Read our article on the Dallas Market trends here.
June 19, 2017We can all appreciate a functional tote, wallet or purse, especially when traveling or shopping. (See you tomorrow, Dallas Market Center!) This week’s Editor’s Picks lend a helping hand when juggling all you have in tow.
June 5, 2017Ahoy Mate! This week’s Editor’s Picks bring coastal cool to homes on the East Coast, West Coast and everywhere in between.
May 15, 2017This week’s Editor’s Picks are gifts that feature vivacious prints, full of pizazz and spunk.
April 28, 2017This week’s Editor’s Picks are all kitchen tools that make cooking fun and easy.
April 17, 2017This week's Editor's Picks make great gifts for men, from grooms to grill masters and every man (or woman) in between.