A Labor Day ‘Ode to Independents’

Ode to Independent Retailers

Determination, grit, strength, and a bulletproof work ethic define the American worker. [Read more]

Wooden Souvenirs Make Rocky Mountain Treasures’ World Go ‘Round

Rocky Mountain Treasures

Estes Park Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Treasures manufactures wooden discs in a variety of themes for souvenir stores nationwide. [Read more]

Celebrate With Good Wish Umbrella

Celebrate With Good Wish Umbrella

Lillian Campo had been to enough bridal and baby showers, and organized enough events through her catering business to know that there had to be a better way to create that funny hat people make from the bows on gifts they receive. [Read more]



The concept for the Sip-N-Oodle started in the backyard pool of Cameron Parker’s father, Chip. “I was a young kid at the time, and everyone was relaxing on noodles in the pool. I was splashing around and getting water in their drinks, and one friend said, “Wouldn’t it be great to design something that keeps the water from getting in there?” [Read more]

Solid Start to Holiday Shopping Season

holiday sales up NRF

November retail sales up 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted from October, and up 4.4 percent, unadjusted year-over-year, NRF reports. [Read more]

U.S. Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion in First 32 Days

comscore holiday eCommerce spending study

comScore says retail eCommerce spending in this period was up 14 percent from the same period last year. [Read more]

Small Luxury Goods Entice Shoppers [infographic]

luxury goods survey

Retailers can build loyalty by offering a strategic selection of smaller ticket items among their products. [Read more]

Sales One Inspires Holiday Jewelry Sales

Sales One Jewelry

The Inox line of jewelry, from Sales One, is composed of stainless steel, which doesn’t tarnish, is easy to clean, holds up over time and is affordable. [Read more]

Boost Your Online Holiday Revenue

boost online holiday revenue

If you haven’t already, now is the time to optimize your eCommerce site and marketing to make sure you capture your share of the holiday spend. [Read more]

Best Selling Holiday Jewelry

Something Special LA

SomethingSpecial LA’s necklaces and necklace and earring sets are a current fashion trend, and Swarovski crystal earrings are big sellers. [Read more]