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Visions of Sugarplums

“Visions of Sugarplums” designed by Linda James, NC First step in holiday gift basket preparation? Gather all the odds and ends of late fall inventory and brainstorm for ways to move them as you roll out the yuletide gift line. … Continue reading

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Selling in Uncertain Times

Watching the local news and the national news creates an air of uncertainty to business owners.  Here are some tips to work toward your goals during crisis periods and breeze through periods of doubt with your customers and your employees. … Continue reading

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Fruit Basket Turnover

By Debra Paulk          Eating a cookie makes me feel like I’m grinning inside. The glee that bubbles up from the sugar rush cannot be matched by any other food. Good chocolate gives off a rosy warmth; … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Calm Yourself During the Holidays

Sometimes peace of mind can be discovered in counting blessings with a pot of tea and good friends. Ringing phones clash in your head like security alarms; order forms are strung up like holly garland; and the incessant ticking of … Continue reading

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Seven Overlooked Holiday Opportunities

1. Contract with hair and nail salons to create mini holiday baskets to sell to salon customers using the salon’s products.  In addition to outright sales, these baskets can be given as gifts to their “special” customers. Think small (i.e. nail … Continue reading

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Impulse Purchases

Can gift baskets sell well as impulse items? Yes, when the price point is bearable and the design tempts the buyer. Here, a small pumpkin and harvest container is filled with cocoa, fudge and carmels — the perfect pick-up gift … Continue reading

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New Year Planning

  New Year’s Strategic Planning: Don’t Let A Goliath Get In Your Way One look at the calendar and you know you should be putting the final finish on your Year strategic planning. But, let’s be honest. Most of us … Continue reading

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Christmas Charm by Boxco

So how many days to Christmas? Well if you’re starting with today, 57 more days remain An to add to the excitement of the season, Boxco has released a design bonanza for creative gift designers. To see different ideas go … Continue reading

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First and Main Valentine Collection

“Valentine’s Day represents huge business for the plush market,” said Brad Holes, First & Main president. “Each year we strive to deliver high-quality designs at attractive price points our retailers have come to expect from us. We are thrilled to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

  May the Joy of the Season be Yours!

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