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NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
10 New for You
Discover trending products to include in your inventory.
16 Home Décor
Find the latest items that add feelings of comfort to a home throughout the year.
22 Cooking & Kitchen
Make meal prep and cleanup easy for your shoppers with these ideas for the kitchen.
28 Candles & Scents
Check out these candle lines to add new scents in your store.
32 Game Day: Sports
Help customers get ready for football season and more with these fun products.
34 Sales Trends
Get a glimpse of what retailers in various parts of the country are experiencing this year and what they expect for the remainder of 2023.
40 Work With Like-Minded Businesses
Follow these tips around festive times of the year to boost customer visibility and sales.
44 The Yuletide Trail
See how businesses and organizations in a Midwestern community collaborate to host a holiday event that includes cookies, music, crafts, and store specials.
48 Business Briefs
Telling the truth about entrepreneurs; put me in, coach; join the SWOT team; cybersecurity: getting the message across; how much influence does an influencer have?
DISPLAY & DESIGN:
52 Rah! Rah! Retail
Jump on the bandwagon and show your team spirit by incorporating these ideas in your displays.
58 Doubletree Gallery, Framing, Gifts & Collectibles
Beverly Noyes-Hanson’s gift shop in Sisseton, South Dakota, has a variety of products, including gourmet foods, home décor, apparel, American-made items, and South Dakota wines. She changes the categories based on community needs and regional trends.
ON THE COVER: CTW Home Collection goes “Back-to-Basics” with its re-imagined primitive look. Its nostalgic décor brings charm and much-needed comfort to living spaces. See the entire primitive collection online at CTWHomeCollection.com.