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SMART RETAILER JANUARY 2021 ISSUE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
10 An Eclectic Assortment of Gifts
14 2021 Trends & Forecast
18 Cultivate Sales With Farmhouse Décor
22 Garden & Outdoor Décor Bring Blooming Profits
28 Furr-Ever in Our Hearts
36 News Roundup from Smart-Retailer.com
Find news stories and article summaries here with full stories available on smart-retailer.com.
46 Atlanta Market Trend Watch: Get Organized
Homes are still serving as offices and classrooms, so consumers are looking for organizational products to keep their living spaces efficient yet comfortable. Explore innovative merchandise here.
48 IMC’s Tips & Tricks for Attending a Tradeshow Now
Cindy Henry, IMC vice president of Buyer Services, shares tips for planning and attending shows during the pandemic.
52 Las Vegas Market FIRST LOOK Winter 2021
Get a sneak peek at Las Vegas Market’s exciting Winter Show product lineup.
54 Business Briefs:
SBA’s helping hub; what’s the good word?; local one-stop shopping — online; a place to thrive; a little help from your friends.
DISPLAY & DESIGN:
58 That’s a Wrap!
Whatever you call your checkout — cash wrap, point of sale, etc. — it’s an important but often overlooked feature. Learn how to balance aesthetics and function for maximum impact.
62 JNJ Craftworks: Gifting Happiness in Southern Wisconsin
Jerina Julius puts a lot of thought into selecting high-quality, affordably priced merchandise, but she credits relationship building as the most important reason she’s been able to maintain a successful business.
IN EVERY ISSUE
6 Editor’s Note
8 Welcome Exchange:
Questions & Answers that Matter
40 Trade Show Calendar
66 Advertiser Index
ON THE COVER: CTW’s Countertop Collection includes the Farmhouse Tabletop Pig, a Pink Milk Pitcher, and a Yellow Speckled Enamelware Mug. Find other CTW Home Collection Spring inspiration at ctwhomecollection.com.