• AsianGiftShow
    GiftForLife
    HalloweenPartyExpo
    Aurora

Archive for 2018

International Market Centers and AmericasMart Form a New Corporate Entity

May 21, 2018 No Comments

International Market Centers (IMC) and AmericasMart (Atlanta) (AmericasMart), two best-in-class operators in the furniture, gift, home décor, rug and apparel B2B industries, have entered into an agreement to form the world’s largest owner and operator of premier showroom space. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined corporate entity, which will operate under […]

Read more...
ANME Summer 2018

ANME Summer 2018

April 30, 2018 No Comments

ANME is the only wholesale B2B trade show dedicated to military surplus and military-themed products in North America. ANME Summer 2018 will be held August 12-14 in Las Vegas at the same time as many fashion and apparel related shows. Retailers from around the world come to stock up on rare military apparel, collectibles, gifts […]

Read more...

Urban Expositions

April 30, 2018 No Comments

New Emerging Marketplace Section Joins September 2018 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show Nation’s Largest Souvenir Show Expands To Incorporate Artisan Designs, Emerging Companies The nation’s largest souvenir show just got bigger.  Responding to buyer requests for more artisan resources and unique finds, Urban Expositions will launch the new Emerging Marketplace section at the 13th annual […]

Read more...

Major New Expo Center Coming to Downtown Las Vegas as Part of World Market Center Las Vegas Expansion

April 30, 2018 No Comments

Partnership between International Market Centers and the City of Las Vegas Brings New Event Venue to Downtown International Market Centers (IMC), owners and operators of World Market Center Las Vegas, announced recently a partnership with the City of Las Vegas to construct a new 350,000-square-foot Expo Center on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus, […]

Read more...

Urban Expositions Launches MATCH

April 30, 2018 No Comments

Urban Expositions has announced the launch of MATCH, a curated meetings program for suppliers and retailers designed to personalize the show experience and accelerate sales. The MATCH program will be included in the Las Vegas Souvenir Gift & Resort and Smoky Mountain Gift events taking place later this year with additional shows planned for 2019. […]

Read more...

May 2018

April 30, 2018 No Comments

Stationery Section Chasing Paper Sales – Stationery, Sticker and Writing Instrument Best-Sellers For this article, four stationers shared tips on how they sell more of their writing-related wares. Bonus Sidebar – SGN Asked: What Is Your Best-selling Merchandise Item and Why? From Cardinals to Chickadees – Merchandise at the Audubon Shop A look at the […]

Read more...

Getting Guests to Go For Gleaming Gifts
Gem and Mineral Merchandise at Science Museums and Caves

April 30, 2018 No Comments

All that glitters can be gold when it comes to sales of gem and mineral gifts at cave shops and science museums. Staff members share their tips for top sales and discuss their best-selling items. At the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, Ariz., Assistant Store Director Grant Burkhart said the best way to sell more […]

Read more...
Making Tee Sales Tops <br>Selling More T-shirts at Caves, Resorts and Beach Stores

Making Tee Sales Tops
Selling More T-shirts at Caves, Resorts and Beach Stores

April 30, 2018 No Comments

T-shirts are often tops with a capital “T” when it comes to sales. At resort shops, beach stores, and cave shops, these tried and true shoppers’ favorites are uniformly popular. At Cave Without A Name in Boerne, Texas, Patty Perlaky, the cave’s educational manager, said T-shirt sales improve as the result of stand-alone displays that […]

Read more...
A Trip to the General Store <br> In Search of Jewelry, Wearables and a Nod to the Past

A Trip to the General Store
In Search of Jewelry, Wearables and a Nod to the Past

April 30, 2018 No Comments

By Natalie Hope McDonald Since 1883 Mast General Store has been a hub for pioneers heading south to the Carolinas. The flagship shop and headquarters in Valle Crucis, N.C., a once bustling community that actually had the pleasure of boasting two general stores and one of the region’s first car dealerships, is still a place […]

Read more...
Helping Guests Find that  Perfect Gift  <br>Perspectives from Zoos and Aquariums

Helping Guests Find that Perfect Gift
Perspectives from Zoos and Aquariums

April 30, 2018 No Comments

By Jon Marks Go into a chain department store anywhere from Portland, Maine to Portland, Ore., and the merchandise can be very similar. That’s not the case when it comes to zoo and aquarium gift shops. What’s popular at the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Museum of Natural History won’t necessarily appeal to those at a Texas […]

Read more...
Page 1 of 612345»...Last »

Testimonials

    • “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.

Kerusso
Fiesta
Fiesta
LAI
Aurora
SGN width=