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Smart Retailer May/June 2021
Table of Contents
NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
10 Heartwarming Décor and Gifts
Products celebrating family, home, gratitude, and more are a great reminder to treasure the important things in life.
14 Harvest a Bountiful Crop of Fall & Halloween Sales
See what’s new in autumn and Halloween décor.
20 Bed, Bath & Personal Care
Discover soothing soaps and lotions and luxurious bedding and décor.
24 Greeting Cards & Gift Packaging
Help shoppers make their gifts extra special with thoughtful greeting cards and attractive, easy-to-wrap gift packaging.
30 Unleash Sales With Pet Merchandise
Find delightful gifts for pet owners and their furry friends.
34 Gift Baskets: Thinking Outside the Box
If you’re new to selling gift baskets or need new strategies to market them, fi nd inspiring ideas here.
38 News Roundup from Smart-Retailer.com
Find news stories and article summaries here with full stories available on smart-retailer.com.
40 Business Briefs:
New resources for Black-owned businesses; brands start listening to their elders; combating business burnout; post-COVID will opportunity knock?; a promotion with heart; fraud protection and precautions.
DISPLAY & DESIGN:
42 Set a Date to Collaborate
Learn how to team up with other local small businesses to leverage the power of community.
44 Mama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies: Where Goodness and Grace Gather
Rita Grisetti’s gift shop is a beloved fixture in the Smith Mountain Lake area of rural Virginia. Both year-round residents and summer visitors frequent her shop to enjoy its homey, welcoming atmosphere and top-quality merchandise.
ON THE COVER: Old Town Soap Co. features a wide variety of products including handmade soaps, bath bombs, lotion candles and its #1 selling shower bombs! Made in the USA with top quality ingredients.