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SMART RETAILER OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
10 Cool and Classy
An eclectic selection of gifts, décor, and practical, everyday merch.
12 Handbags, Fashion Accessories & Jewelry
Handbags, accessories, and jewelry have always been a cornerstone of sales. Discover new trends, products, and vendors here.
18 Made in USA
Demand for merchandise produced domestically is increasing dramatically. Find just what you’re looking for.
26 Floor Coverings & Textiles
We’ve got you covered with carpets, rugs, and other textiles to help customers enhance their décor.
30 Gourmet Food
A delicious array of specialty foods to bring shoppers back again and again.
32 Atlanta Market Snapshot Award Winners
Atlanta Market’s summer show brought retailers from all over the world to find the latest and greatest products. The winners of the Snapshot contest, chosen by popular vote and showcased here, represent just a small cross-section of the vast product selection displayed at the market.
36 Business Briefs:
Free samples — but safely; lessons learned from the pandemic; big plans for Small Business Saturday?; navigating the staffing challenge; pivots that pay off.
DISPLAY & DESIGN:
40 It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
As soon as summer turns to fall, the race to the holiday season begins, so this is a great time to get ready for Christmas decorating. Learn expert tips for efficient prep.
44 Touché: A Touch of Paris in Utah
Storeowner Tami England has found great success operating complementary, adjacent stores. Touché focuses on gifts and décor for adults, while Over the Moon features products for children. The overlapping customer base and her attentive customer service has generated a large, faithful following and points to a bright future for her business.
ON THE COVER: Wind & Willow welcomes a brand-new line of decadent Hot Cocoa Mixes to their range of appetizer, dessert, and drink mixes. Visit windandwillow.com to discover all six flavors.