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Smart Retailer December 2022
Table of Contents

PRODUCT FOCUS
NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
10 A Bit of Everything
Check out the bangles, soap, candles, decorative items, gift sets, and more.

TREND WATCH:
22 Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter & Inspirational Items
Give your customers ideas for these upcoming holidays with everything from jewelry and luxurious soap to dish towels and frames.

28 Wedding
Provide gift ideas for the maid of honor or a couple tying the knot in 2023 and show how to make the wedding day special with flowers and candles.

30 Personal Care
Help customers pamper themselves with shea butter soap, sachets, and meditation cushions when they need it most.

BUSINESS SENSE
16 Winter Show Preview
Market sources share what to visit and do when visiting a show.

Online Versions: Read longer show previews online than what was published in the magazine. Links below.

32 Five Things Retailers Should Know Going Into the New Year
Incorporate these recommendations in 2023 to optimize time and profit.

36 Want To Find Makers for Your Store?
Find handmade sellers by holding an open call event.

38 Business Briefs
Volunteer programs: good work for good works; meeting higher prices with loyalty programs; who’s #1? maybe you; survey highlights housewares; promoting local business one month at a time.

DISPLAY & DESIGN:
42 Things Are Looking Up!
Give merchandise the priority it deserves and make better use of overhead spaces with these creative ideas.

RETAILER SPOTLIGHT:
46 Green Springs: Focusing on American Made and Fair Trade
Alison Springs was a cancer researcher before she opened her gift shop in Seneca, South Carolina. She loves hunting for American-made goods and handmade items from fair-trade partners, and her store reflects this vision with a variety of products.

ON THE COVER: Gnome bunnies from the WT Collection are a perfect home décor addition in the spring.