THE GIFTBEAT INTERVIEW
Host Magical, Moneymaking Events
Sales happen at events that won’t happen any other time, says award-winning retailer Melissa Haberstroh. But it’s up to retailers, she adds, to create the magical space where it happens.
Upbeat Vibe Permeates Summer Markets
By now, the observation that summer show attendance was down has little news value, as lower traffic has been the trend for several years. The big news at the summer shows was fresh product — and retailers were buying it.