Just like anything that’s happened in 2020, no one is sure how Halloween will play out. Even if consumers won’t be able to get dressed up and go Trick-or-Treating, it’s still fun to celebrate the holiday in different ways. Between monster face masks and bone cutlery, here are some spooky fun products to keep your […]
Holiday & Seasonal
Souvenirs are one of the best ways to make a sale during the summer. Tourists are always looking for memorabilia to take home for themselves and loved ones, and it’s important to give them lots to choose from. Here are some souvenir ideas to sell in your store: Mermaid Earring & Necklace Gift St Have […]
It already feels like summer in some states, while the rest of us… still have a ways to go for it to feel like summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare! In fact, according to our Ultimate Retail Calendar, retailers should already be buying summer products. Are you prepared? If not, it’s totally cool, […]
While consumers are on vacation and enjoying their summer breaks at the beach with friends and family, retailers everywhere are already starting to think about holiday readiness. Toys R’ Us has announced they will re-open a few stores this coming fall, and with mass retailers such as Amazon and Walmart working around the clock to […]
Last year, the average shopper spent over $1,000 on gifts for friends, family, and themselves during the holiday season. Mobile and online shopping continue to gain traction and to steal headlines. However, last year 83% of holiday shopping was done in-store. Consumers continue to utilize online resources to browse products and scope out sales, but […]
June, July, and August are the busiest months for vacationers. 51% of Americans plan to travel in July alone. Make the most of summer sales by stocking a combination of everyday essentials and fun surprises. Here are some of our favorite picks for this year. Colorful Sunglasses For beach destination and other sunny tourist spots, […]
Spring is in the air! If we can feel it, your customers can feel it, too. Springtime signifies a fresh start to a new year, and often, a new wardrobe. Change in seasons is the second biggest driver of apparel sales, after discounts and promotions, and Spring is the biggest apparel sale season of them […]
Whether last minute holiday gifts, impulse buys, or thoughtful purchases, your customers are going to be seeking out cozy and beautiful items in the upcoming winter months. Here are some of our favorite picks for winter gift items. Hello Mello Loungewear from DM Merchandising These super-soft loungewear products come in a variety of neutral colors […]
The U.S. apparel market is valued at over $315 billion. As we approach the holiday season, apparel and accessory sales will continue to climb until they reach a December peak.
This month we sat down and had a chinwag over a proper cup of tea with Lisa and Nigel Whitmore, proprietors of local Connecticut retailer UK Gourmet.