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THE GIFTBEAT INTERVIEW

Sharing 40-Plus Years Of Retail Mastery

Operating the same gift and kitchenware store for more than four decades — Orange Tree Imports in Madison, Wisconsin — means that retailer Carol Schroeder and her husband Dean know a thing or two about surviving the ups and downs of trends, the economy and changing consumer behaviors. Continue reading
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As 2017 Wraps Up, Opportunity Is Knocking

Despite a tougher-than-anticipated year for many, a Giftbeat poll finds that optimism is high heading into the final month: 75% of our reporting retailers are “very” or “somewhat” optimistic about holiday business this year (about the same as last year’s results). Continue reading

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Categories we're tracking
In This Month's
Giftbeat

  • Holiday/Functional
  • Holiday/Decor
  • Children's Gift/Toy
  • Inspirational Gifts
  • Jewelry
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Register-Area
  • Men's Gifts

TRENDING NOW:
Practical gifts remain a strong fourth-quarter category across multiple charts, from tabletop and tumblers to soaps, socks, scarves and more.

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