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July 2023

10 Fresh in the Market
Find out some of the latest trends as you prepare for the upcoming seasons.

16 Christmas/Winter Décor & Gifts
Décor & Gifts Prepare for the most wonderful time of the year with merchandise that glitters, inspires, and provides plenty of ideas for those visiting your store.

24 Entertaining & Tabletop
Help customers get ready to host parties throughout the year while also showing them how to make every at-home dining experience a special one.

28 Impulse Buys
Take your pick of these products for those last-minute shoppers who need a bit of help finding and choosing gifts for family and friends.

30 Gifts for Men
Check out these items that include everything from masculine fragrances and whiskey glasses to hot sauce and a hunting log.

32 Gourmet Food
Share these delectable delights with customers for both gift giving and entertainment as they head into the fall and winter seasons.

34 Effective Employee Management

Follow these tips to help empower the employees who represent your business.

38 Atlanta Market Summer Programming
July’s schedule includes social media audits, conversations with retail stars, visual storytelling ideas, gourmet demonstrations, and opportunities for networking at celebrations.

40 Open for Business
Get ideas about how to make your store hours work for you by reading what four gift shop owners in different parts of the country are doing.

48 Las Vegas Market Summer Programming
Discover the top product rends, explore consumer shifts that will impact shopping, and learn how to improve the customer journey at this summer’s market.

50 Business Briefs
Stats from sustainable studies; tracking the trends in housewares; AMIBA open for small businesses; small biz superpower: the local touch; big problem? no problem!

56 Change of Season
Move effortlessly from one time of the year to another with a holiday base to save time and money.

64 The Red Geranium Framing & Gifts
Framing & Gifts In Mauston, Wisconsin, Beth Pusel is known for carrying locally made products and companies. Her customers like the selection that includes candles, food items, home décor, custom picture framing, and repurposed furniture. And they like her dogs, Rylie and Fred, too!

ON THE COVER: New for 2023, The Hearthside Collection offers charming and festive plush items like Mr. Chilly and primitive plaid trees. Shop the best holiday selections at for candles, ornaments, signs, and more!