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Imports Set a Second Record High as Retailers Prepare for Busy Holiday Season

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WASHINGTON – Imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “When imports break records two months in Read More

Las Vegas Market Hosting Webinar for Non-Profit Retailers

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Webinar will cover the topic of selling to Millennials on Oct. 24. GDA Staff, October 11, 2017 LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market announced that it will present a free non-profit retailer webinar, “Selling to Millennials,” on Oct. 24, 2017, from noon to 1pm (CST), as part of its ongoing collaboration with the Association for Healthcare Read More

Worth Reading Wednesday: #8OakLane

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Brianna Glenn, October 11, 2017 Millennials– can’t live with them, can’t live without them. So, what do they want? Keeping these shoppers in mind, husband and wife duo Fred and Maureen Schmidt of 8 Oak Lane design products that are “Pinterest perfect,” “Insta-worthy” and “Facebook fabulous,” giving consumers the tools to make any event warm Read More

Tuesday Tip: Leasing Negotiations

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Anne-Marie Earl, October 10, 2017 Finding a new retail space is a big decision, and when it comes to signing a lease, one clause (missing or added) can cost a retailer an exorbitant amount of money. In the May issue of Gifts and Decorative Accessories, retail coach Cinda Baxter laid out nine things to look out Read More

Monday Stat: Top Product Lines for the Future

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Anne-Marie Earl, October 9, 2017 According to a survey conducted by Gifts and Decorative Accessories, 51 percent of those surveyed believe the product lines with the most anticipated growth potential are made in America products, followed by wearables with 38 percent and home decor with 34 percent. GDA has been exploring the popularity of made in Read More

Throwback Thursday: Cracking Down on Theft

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Brianna Glenn, October 6, 2017 Cracking down on theft is never a fun topic of discussion, nevertheless, it’s an important one! Back in 1977, theft and embezzlement was prominent enough to prompt a Gifts and Decorative Accessories article titled “21 Ways to Stop Inside Theft and Embezzlement.” The tips in this article, however, are still Read More

Ace Hardware Acquires Majority Stake in E-Commerce Startup, The Grommet

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OAK BROOK, ILL. AND SOMERVILLE, MASS., Oct. 3, 2017 – Ace Hardware Corporation and The Grommet, announced that Ace Hardware has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in e-commerce startup, The Grommet. The Grommet operates an e-commerce website that markets and sells new and innovative products created by independent entrepreneurs, also known as Makers. Read More

Worth Reading Wednesday: Enticing Customers at First Sight

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Brianna Glenn, October 4, 2017 Isn’t it funny how the smallest details can have the biggest impact, whether it is as simple as the fragrance inside the shop or the color schemes used to decorate? In her Gifts and Decorative Accessories story, “Brooklyn Comes to Maine,” Retail Visual Design Consultant, Linda Cahan, uses Tayla Mac, Read More

Global Views Acquires the Arete Collection

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Global Views will introduce more than 40 pieces from Arete’s Faux Bois and Facetted collections at the October High Point Market. GDA Staff, October 4, 2017 DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2017 – Global Views’ David Gebhart and Frederick Rayner announced the acquisition of the Arete Collection. Originally founded by Bradley Clifford and George Sellers, the Arete Read More

Randy Eller to Receive ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement Honor

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DALLAS, Oct. 4, 2017 – Dallas Market Center, producer of the ARTS Awards, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announced that Randy Eller will receive the Academy of Achievement honor at the 29th annual ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, honors the home industry. Read More