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A Taste for Sales<br> Gourmet Foods, Snacks and Candy at Candy Stores,  Florists and Gift Basket Shops

A Taste for Sales
Gourmet Foods, Snacks and Candy at Candy Stores, Florists and Gift Basket Shops

July 9, 2018 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Who doesn’t love an edible gift? Gourmet foods are tasty, a little decadent and won’t take up space in a closet. And while the contents of that gift basket may vary — from cheddar in the Midwest to champagne in tony Santa Monica — chocolate, plain or fancy, is the hands-down winner […]

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Back-to-School, Back to Sales <br>Selling More School Supplies

Back-to-School, Back to Sales
Selling More School Supplies

June 20, 2018 No Comments

By Sara Hodon Most adults would agree that as a kid, few things were as exciting as back-to-school shopping. From shiny notebooks to backpacks featuring the latest cool graphic, buying brand-new items for the new school year was a favorite time of year for many students. Social media has taken away some of surprise on […]

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Las Vegas Market

June 14, 2018 No Comments

Las Vegas Market Expands Seasonal and Gift Presentations C7 Remerchandised to Showcase the Category Exclusively The Las Vegas Market recently announced that its seasonal and gift presentation will expand for Summer 2018 Market with major showroom renewals, relocations and expansions, as well as a remerchandising of Floor C7 to create an exclusive showcase of the […]

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The Asian Gifts and Premiums Show

The Asian Gifts and Premiums Show

June 14, 2018 No Comments

Asia’s Latest & Best Giftware Galore at HK Show This October The Asian Gifts & Premiums Show, features four concurrent shows during every 20-23 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It has been an all-important showcase and sourcing platform staged in Hong Kong every October for made- and designed-in-Asia gifts and premiums […]

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The Ocean City Resort Gift Show

June 14, 2018 No Comments

The Northeast’s Largest Souvenir and Resort Gift Show Returns to Roland E. Powell Convention Center November 11-13, 2018 The Ocean City Resort Gift Show, the Northeast’s largest souvenir and resort industry trade event, returns to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Md., from November 11-13, 2018. Custom-tailored to the specialized needs of […]

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The Fort Lauderdale Souvenir and Resort Gift Show

June 14, 2018 No Comments

New Show Debuting August 18-20, 2018 Will Put the Spotlight on Souvenir and Resort Products Back by popular demand, the show formerly known as the Fort Lauderdale Gift Show is returning August 18- 20, 2018 to the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Renamed and re-focused, the new Fort Lauderdale Souvenir & […]

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World’s Fair <br>  How Global Gifts Breathe New Life into Charitable Efforts at Zoo and Aquarium Gift Shops

World’s Fair
How Global Gifts Breathe New Life into Charitable Efforts at Zoo and Aquarium Gift Shops

June 14, 2018 No Comments

Since the late 1970s, the Cape May County Zoo has welcomed tourists to 57 acres of natural habitat in the southern region of coastal New Jersey. With a free-flight aviary and reptile house, the zoo is also well known for its more than 500 different animals from 250 species. At the Ark in the Park […]

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Museum and Botanical Garden Gift Shops <br> Selling More Apparel and Accessories

Museum and Botanical Garden Gift Shops
Selling More Apparel and Accessories

June 14, 2018 No Comments

By Karen Appold Apparel has become one of the top three selling sales departments for The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, R.I. So how did this category rise to such success? Laura Murphy, operations manager/buyer, said staff have made many efforts to increase clothing sales, such as displaying apparel in one location at a […]

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Toy Trends for This Year and Later

Toy Trends for This Year and Later

June 14, 2018 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova Sensory playthings, science-related toys and quirky “surprise” packages are among the hottest trends in toy stores around the country, retailers interviewed for this article said. With parents increasingly concerned about the effect of screen time on young children, Katy McCarthy-Hodock, owner of Unique Toy Shop in Canandaigua, N.Y., is doing a brisk […]

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Boosting the Bottom Line with Best-Sellers <br>Trends in Jewelry Sales at Boutiques

Boosting the Bottom Line with Best-Sellers
Trends in Jewelry Sales at Boutiques

June 14, 2018 No Comments

By Kathryn M. Van Druff All that glitters isn’t always gold; sometimes it’s silver or natural stone reflecting back the light. In jewelry retail, some trends seem to stick for quite some time while others rise and fall with the seasons, or so it seems. The fashions flying off the shelves during festival season may […]

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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.

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