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Tips for Sparkling Sales <br> Selling More Jewels and Gems

Tips for Sparkling Sales
Selling More Jewels and Gems

January 1, 2017 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Jewelry may look shiny on a website, but nothing compares to the sparkle in person. So in order to sell more jewelry, jewelers and hospital gift shop retailers play up the glitter factor with strategic displays. “We like to put the big stuff in the windows,” said Batric Megalla, a manager at […]


January 2017

January 1, 2017 No Comments

Halloween Show Section  Where You Can’t Disguise Selling Success – Costume Trends at Costume and Party Stores This article covers costume trends as observed by stores in Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts and South Carolina. Selling More During Halloween and Fall – The Party Supplies and Decorations Picture at Gift Stores  Gift store staff members discuss successfully […]


Designers and Retailers Explore Outdoor Trends at Americasmart® January 2017 Market

January 1, 2017 No Comments

Trendsetting casual furniture, garden gifts and coastal living lines and designs presented in hundreds of showrooms and booths help make AmericasMart® Atlanta the marketplace of necessity for buyers and designers. The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® is in January with showrooms January 10-17 and temporaries January 12-15. The market epicenter for AmericasMart’s large […]


To Fuel Growth, Urban Expositions Completes Strategic Restructuring

January 1, 2017 No Comments

Urban Expositions President and CEO Doug Miller has announced two strategic changes to the company’s management team and structure, fueling the firm’s continued aggressive growth and industry leadership. Craig Dooley has been appointed executive vice president, leading the Urban team and portfolio, the North American business of London-based Clarion Events.    Greg Topalian, president and founder of […]


After Fire, Brumlow Mills Is Helping Gatlinburg, Tenn.

January 1, 2017 No Comments

With so many friends and customers affected by the horrific fires in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Brumlow Mills, parent company of Flagship Carpets and Jane Farrell Turf & Carpets,  “wanted to do what little we could to give back,” said Randall Thrasher, president.  In mid-December, 2016,  Marsha Long, vice president of sales for Flagship Carpets, made a […]


Stoneage Arts Celebrates 30 Years

January 1, 2017 No Comments

Stoneage Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Founder Raj Shah said the company’s passion for handcrafted art grew as it traveled from one African country to another and started to fair trade directly with the artisans. The company’s current business model started taking root as it saw how talented the artists were in creating amazing […]

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    • So, so excited about the article. We got our copy and we are over the moon. I would like….three more copies if possible. The Old City district wants one, …my manager, and we want to frame one!!

      Thanks again. It really was awesome!

      Never Too Spoiled, Philadelphia, Pa. 


    • “We always enjoy Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine and are happy to share our stories. I learn something from it every time I read it and share it with our gift shop staff regularly.”
      – Beth Rich, Zoo Superintendent, Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, ID

    • “We have been in business since 1988 and a part of our success has been the use of trade magazines such as yours. Being far away from most trade shows, these magazines are a great lifeline for us who can’t just drive to a gifts show. So thank you for being there for us with insightful articles.”
      – Malia Johnson, President, Malimar Inc. dba Sedona, Honolulu, HI

    • “…Because of our budget, I am unable to go to market, so your Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties publication serves at a great tool for me to see what is new and trending in the market, and I have tried many new products because I’ve seen them advertised in your magazine. Thanks again.”
      – Nancy Cole, gift shop manager, Booth Society, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives, Spearfish, S.D.

    • I just received my copy of SGN Magazine, and I was delighted to see [Natalie Hope McDonald’s] article about us. Thank you for featuring my shop in such a lovely way. It means a lot to me as a small business owner.” 
      Heather Mohorn, Momo’s Tree House, Philadelphia, Pa.

    • “Thanks for your magazine. I really enjoy it and learn from it monthly.”
      Susan Michener, Admission/Gift Shop Manager,  The Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Ala.

    • “I wanted to take a minute to not only tell you how much I use and enjoy my copy of Souvenirs, Gifts, and Novelties Magazine, but to share with you some good news about my husband’s and my business Her Majesty’s English Tea Room. We recently won the prestigious Icon award from Americasmart Atlanta. …Thank you again for a magazine that is a little bit like a work book. My husband and I both go through it in detail, always picking up a display idea, new product, or tip.”
      Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild, Her Majesty’s English Tea Room, Dunlap, Ill

    • “Thank you for your wonderful magazine. I love getting it and we do a lot of business with your advertisers. I know that their marketing money is limited, so I make sure to mention that I saw them in Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine. Win-Win-Win. Everybody’s happy!”
      Steve Fegley, Director of Retail Operations, the Science Museum of Minnesota

    • “The March/April 2017 issue just arrived and it really made our day! Thank you for featuring the LA Maritime Museum’s Sea Chest Gift Shop. The article was very well-written, and our assistant buyer is thrilled to see her photo included!”
      Marifrances Trivelli,
      director and store buyer,  Los Angeles Maritime Museum,  San Pedro, Calif.