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THE GIFTBEAT INTERVIEW

Does Your Store Need A Fresh Look?

Learning the tricks of merchandising came early for Tom Smith. As a child growing up in Chicago, some of his best memories include shopping with his mother at prominent retailer Charles A. Stevens and watching the work of the store’s visual team. Smith soon started asking questions about creating displays — and hasn’t stopped thinking about retail since. Continue reading
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Retailers Take Hard Line On Credit Card Use

When a South Carolina retailer’s credit card was compromised after the Atlanta gift show, he spent close to five hours calling all his vendors and updating the card information so his orders would go through. He’s not alone. According to a Giftbeat poll, one-third of our reporting retailers have had their cards compromised at the shows, some of them multiple times. Continue reading

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Giftbeat

  • $15 Or More, Cost
  • Tabletop/Accessories
  • Teen/Tween
  • Non-Jar Candles
  • Register-Area
  • Message Jewelry
  • Frames
  • Greeting Cards

TRENDING NOW:
Lokai bracelets are hot, placing in four charts this month, including #1 in Register-Area. New limited-edition styles are adding to the interest.

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