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July 2019

ON THE COVER: Col House Designs offers a fresh take on farmhouse décor. The 2019 holiday collection features a variety of curated products including unique metal statement pieces, festive florals, trendy dish towels, and much more.

Product Focus

New and Noteworthy
12 A Way With Words
Spice up surroundings with signs, jars, and candleholders emblazoned with words of wisdom.

Trend Watch
14 A Winter Wonderland: Perfect Picks for the Holiday Season
Find an array of customer-pleasing décor to deck out any home for the holidays.

26 Entertaining in Style
We’ve got what you need for your shoppers to host unforgettable get-togethers for family and friends.

36 Decadent Gourmet Treats
Look no further for delicious goodies to bring loved ones around the snack table to share in Christmas cheer.

40 Grand Gifts for Men
Offer your customers gifts for guys that they’ll be happy to use or show off in their man cave.

48 Checkout Intrigue: Irresistible Impulse Products
Boost your profits with products for impulse and last-minute shoppers..

Business Sense

54 AmericasMart Atlanta Show Preview
Treat your store to a shopping spree at AmericasMart’s big summer show, July 9–15. Your customers will be happy you did.

60 The Other Side of the Ledger: Manage Your Debts or They’ll Manage You
Learn how to keep business debts from spiraling out of control.

64 Attracting the Best Retail Talent
Discover the secrets of finding and retaining top-quality employees.

70 Greenleaf and Craft House Unveil Rebranding Programs
Greenleaf and Craft House announce exciting plans to retool their branding.

72 Business Briefs
The write stuff for blogs; picture this: making the best of Instagram; getting ahead of the crowd; let the fireworks begin.

Display & Design

76 The Vinyl Answer
Find out the most effective and affordable way to brand your store windows.

Retailer Spotlight

82 Mast General Store
In 1979, John and Faye Cooper bought a historic general store teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Over the years, they’ve turned it into a retail superstar with eight locations in three states.