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Best-Selling Jewelry and Home Décor Items at Museum Gift Shops

Best-Selling Jewelry and Home Décor Items at Museum Gift Shops

July 30, 2018 No Comments

At The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, Chris Goins, general manager of retail, said jewelry is a top-performing category at the 2,821-square-foot gift shop. “We represent a diverse group of designers, and have a variety of styles from all over the world at accessible price points,” she said. “We sell an Italian line […]

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August/September 2018

July 30, 2018 No Comments

Smoky Mountain Gift Show Section  Show News and Product News Resort and Beach Stores – Trends in T-shirts, Beachwear and Jewelry  A look at trends in apparel and jewelry at a selection of resort and beach stores. Bonus Sidebar: Which Jewelry Pieces that You Sell Are the Best to Wear on the Beach?  Best-Selling Souvenirs […]

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In Reference to a Better Business

In Reference to a Better Business

July 30, 2018 No Comments

Your vendors, whether a large concern supplying you with mass-produced souvenirs or a local artist crafting jewelry and accessories, are important business partners as you strive to make your store a place for guests to browse and buy. Don’t let the right merchandise elude you. In this issue we aim to help you make connections […]

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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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June/July 2018

June 14, 2018 No Comments

Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show Section Strong Sellers for Summer and Beyond – Beach Apparel and Accessories at Boutiques, Surf Shops and Resorts Along with popular accessory items, for this article store staff members shared their best-sellers in apparel, and explained the strong appeal of apparel sold at their shops. Bonus Sidebar: Top […]

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Savoring the Summer Season – June/July 2018

Savoring the Summer Season – June/July 2018

June 14, 2018 No Comments

The summer busy season is a time to pull out all the stops in terms of stocking a desirable merchandise mix and providing top-notch customer service. In each issue of Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties (SGN), we strive to offer the best advice to supplement your efforts toward realizing a profitable season. This advice comes from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Having the Confidence to Grow Your Business  – May 2018

Having the Confidence to Grow Your Business – May 2018

April 30, 2018 No Comments

Success in any business endeavor can involve applying convictions to the everyday tasks that lay a solid foundation for a future of great results. Thinking ahead in this manner requires confidence that the path will lead to success. At the same time, humility is needed when it becomes apparent a change of course is the […]

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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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