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NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
10 Check These Out
Discover trending products that appeal to a variety of customers.
14 Fall & Halloween
Prepare for autumn with merchandise that embodies the season of tricks and treats — including home décor, candles, and gourmet food.
22 Pet Products
Furry friends appreciate gifts and treats, and this selection of products has ideas for pets, as well as for the people who love them.
24 Bed, Bath & Personal Care
Share a range of balms, sachets, soaps, and spa products with your customers in scents sure to invoke feelings of relaxation and rejuvenation.
26 Greeting Cards & Packaging
Whether for a special occasion or no particular reason at all, finding the perfect card and the packaging to go with it makes it all the more meaningful.
28 Atlanta Market Encourages Discovery
Learn what retailers love most about a trip to this Market and get an idea about the wide selection of products in the showrooms and temporary exhibits.
30 Easy Access to Product at Las Vegas Market
Find out why retailers plan a visit to this Market and how it offers opportunities to connect with new vendors and network with other shop owners.
32 Employee Management
Follow these best practices to discover more ways to boost your store’s operation, customer service, and profit.
36 Business Briefs
Helping employees plan for the future; lock in roadblocks to fraud; fresh starts for main streets; rethinking retail returns; restocking? keep in touch.
DISPLAY & DESIGN:
40 Signs of the Times
There are countless signage options available. Learn which ones might be the best fi t for your store.
44 Bittersweet & Ivy
In North Scituate, Rhode Island, Ede Votta has been offering her customers a bit of nostalgia for close to 20 years. Her gift shop is known for being warm, welcoming, and full of a variety of products — from candles and faux fl orals to jewelry, fine soaps, and greeting cards.
ON THE COVER: Earth Rugs Tabletop! Pair Autumn Wreath Runner by Sandy Clough with Autumn Swatches and Coasters by Suzanne Pienta for a beautiful and vibrant Autumn display!