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Smart Retailer January 2023
Table of Contents

12 Fresh Ideas

Look at these products that are trending for 2023.

18 Farmhouse, Primitive, Folk Art & Country

Help customers embrace this theme in their homes with cozy candles, apple bakers, tiered trays, framed artwork, and more.

22 Garden & Outdoor
Porch signs, birdhouses, fun plant stakes, and outdoor canvas art give those visiting your store ideas for their gardens, yards, and decks.

26 Pet Products
Vinyl stickers, ornaments, sculpted soaps, and matching accessories are purr-fect products for customers who love their pets.

52 Blooming Beauty

Incorporate florals into displays with these ideas.

62 Thyme In A Basket

Melissa Foster was a basket weaver who did craft shows for years before she decided to stop doing shows and open a retail space. Her shop in Tappahannock, Virginia, focuses on unique gifts that emphasize inspiration, self-care, and positivity.

28 Atlanta Winter Market Programming

Trend forecasts, gourmet demonstrations, tours, orientations, and celebrations are part of this January’s schedule.

30 Gift for Life Raises Record Funds
This organization marked its 30th anniversary by raising more money for charitable causes than ever before.

32 How To Prepare for the Winter Market Season
Get advice from other store owners before heading to a show this winter.

36 Las Vegas Winter Market Programming
Sessions about new products, trends, and photography tips, as well as tours, orientations, and celebrations, are included at this winter market.

38 What Generation Z Really Wants From Retailers
Learn what motivates these consumers to shop with one merchant versus another.

42 Find Makers With an Open Call Event
Start the process with these easy-to-follow steps.

46 Business Briefs
Treasurers from the attic; employee absences: expect the unexpected; fighting in-store theft; Where’s Waldo? bringing in customers.

ON THE COVER: Decking the halls and cozying up with Kurt S. Adler’s Christmastime theme consisting of whimsical and wonderful winter charmers. Visit to see the full range of products.