Adventure Planet, a division of Rhode Island Novelty, is looking forward to this year’s IGES/SSS show for one simple reason: “It’s the top show for gift shops,” says Jeff Shaughnessy, sales manager.
The Incredible Sunvisor
Bruce Palmer can remember the exact moment when he knew he had a winning product with his unique sunvisors. “It was 1997, and I had just introduced my sunvisors at a street fair,” Palmer remembers. “The thing that grabbed me was when I looked up and had women five-deep in front of my tent, actually elbowing each other to get to the last few that were left. I had a regular job at the time, but I quit it and jumped into sunvisors with both feet.”