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Best-Selling Gift and Home Decor Items During Challenging Times
With shops closed to in-store shopping during the researching of this story, two owners and a manager of stationery and gift stores discussed what gift and home decor items have been selling.
Filling a Need: The Retail Scene at Drugstores
A status report on drugstore operations during a pandemic.
Great Gifts People Can Fetch for Their Furry Friends
For this article, SGN Contributor Hilary Danailova interviewed owners and managers at five pet stores to discover which pet merchandise is generating interest among consumers.
Bonus Sidebar: Harnessing Trends – Following the Lead of What Customers Want in Dog Walking Gear
Perspectives from Boutiques – How Stores in Alaska and Idaho Are Faring in the Current Climate
From a just-opened store in Idaho to a cruise-ship dependent Alaska shop that has been open for over a half-century, retailers for this article told their pandemic stories.
Wearables by the Water – Apparel at Seaside Shops
This article found that resort-area shoppers are eschewing fussy duds for work-at-home loungewear.
Where Country Stores Are the Clear Choice for Apparel and Accessories
Like many small businesses, niche retailers like country stores that have unique offerings and great customer service are adapting to how they do business in the current climate.
Hot Sellers from Here – Made in the United States Merchandise at General and Gift Stores
How four stores are doing well with merchandise made in the United States.
Adjusting to Change – Selling Jewelry in These Challenging Times
Selling jewelry during the pandemic has required shop owners to deal with unpredictable circumstances and often increase the online presence of their stores.
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Merchandise that Is Benefitting Boutiques – Gifts and Personal Care Products
For this article, officials from boutiques in Utah, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Montana discussed sales trends for gifts and personal care products.
Zoo and Nature Organization Section
Zoo and Nature Organization Store Reopening Strategies – A Trio of Perspectives on Getting Souvenirs Selling
For this article, three retail operations officials discussed steps to reopening and the future of their stores.
ASD Market Week Section
The Supplies that Are Selling – Cleaning Supplies and Paper Goods at Discount Stores
For this article, SGN Contributor Hilary Danailova spoke with officials at five discount stores to get a feel for the current selling and business environment for the outlets.
Country Stores: Reaching Out and Serving Local Residents
Perspectives on operating in the current climate from four country stores.
Games, Playthings and Plush
Toy Trends During Tough Times – With An Abbreviated School Year, It Is No Puzzle Why Puzzles Are Selling
What has been selling, including puzzles and other interactive diversions, for toy stores in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, North Dakota and South Dakota.