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Gifts & Decorative Accessories Today's Gift Retailer 2013 , Today's gift retailers have weathered the slow economy and even slower recovery; and are expecting a positive road ahead. A whopping 94% of gift retailers are projecting 2013 sales to be up or about the same as 2012 sales, according to gift retailers responding to Gift & Decorative Accessories’ exclusive Today’s Gift Retailer 2013 survey.
Gifts and Decorative Accessories Trends & Forecasts Report 2013 , While the overall economic outlook being reported by the news media may not be entirely sunny and bright, the outlook in the gift industry remains cautiously upbeat. The majority of gifts and decorative accessories vendors, 94 percent, say they expect sales next year to be the same or better than this year, according to gifts and decorative accessories' exclusive 2013 trends and forecasts survey. Vendors' outlook for 2013 is similar to the optimism they had for 2012, when 96 percent of vendors predicted this year would be better than 2011. However, that is not to say that there are not difficulties to overcome.
Gifts and Decorative Accessories 25 Gifted Retailers 2012 , The gifted retailers of 2012 represent a number of different types of retail shops that make up the universe of gift retailing: resort shops, hospital gift shops, framing and craft galleries, toy stores, stationery stores, fashion boutiques, tea shops and interior design firms, as well as general gift and home decor stores.
Gifts and Decorative Accessories Social Media at Retail , Almost three-fourths of gifts and decorative accessories retailers use social media to promote their stores, according to the 2012 Gifts & Decorative Accessories Social Media at Retail survey. Of the 74% of gift retailers that use social media, 99% use Facebook, 43% have a Twitter account, 34% use LinkedIn and 33% post on Pinterest; but the majority, 90% say Facebook is the most effective.
Gifts and Decorative Accessories Millennial Consumer Report
Forty-three percent of gift and decorative accessory vendors reported in the 2012 Gifts & Decorative Accessories Trends and Forecast Survey that they plan on creating products targeted at Millennials, also known as Generation Y. Not a bad plan given the 2010 Census revealed there are 56 million adult Millennials age 18 to 30. According to comScore, Millennials have a purchasing power of $170 billion.
Gifts and Decorative Accessories 25 Gifted Retailers 2011 , This year's group of gifted retailers are typical — if one can use that word to describe gift merchants. Selected from around the country, they represent the range in both size and variety of stores that comprise the retail segment of our industry. Most are independently owned and are single store operations; 65 percent are selling in 3,000 square feet of space or less.
Gifts & Decorative Accessories Today's Gift Retailer Survey, 2011
Today's gift retailers are bracing for another tough retail climate. Fifty-five percent of stores who responded say total 2011 sales will be down from last year. Another third think they'll be about the same and an optimistic 11% think overall sales will increase this year.
Gifts & Decorative Accessories The Internet and E-Commerce Retailer Survey, 2010 , When we began tracking gift retailing data 10 years ago, gift and decorative accessories retailers were just beginning to use the Internet as a resource and sales tool. Then, about 13% of retailers were experimenting with online sales. And other than email and some research, the Internet was not used for much else. That has changed, and dramatically so, as this "Today's Gift Retailer" survey shows.
Gifts & Decorative Accessories State of the Industry 2008
If one had to describe the state of the gift industry in 2008 in one word, that word would be ‘challenged.’ This has been a difficult year for business overall and especially for the gift and decorative accessories industry.
Gifts and Decorative Accessories Going to Market 2006 , How many buyers plan to show up at the winter trade markets? Will they change their buying patterns? How much are they ready to spend?
Savvy Staffing Solutions by Carol L. Schroeder , Ten articles on employee relations that cover more than 20 topics, from hiring holiday help to dealing with conflicts.
Visual Merchandising by Linda Cahan
Ten articles on display techniques covering topics from the power of color to renovating your entire store.
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Gifts and Decorative Accessories Trends & Forecasts Report 2013
While the overall economic outlook being reported by the news media may not be entirely sunny and bright, the outlook in the gift industry remains cautiously upbeat. The majority of gifts and decorative accessories vendors, 94 percent, say they expect sales next year to be the same or better than this year, according to gifts and decorative accessories' exclusive 2013 trends and forecasts survey. Vendors' outlook for 2013 is similar to the optimism they had for 2012, when 96 percent of vendors predicted this year would be better than 2011. However, that is not to say that there are not difficulties to overcome. details >>
Furniture Today Retail Planning Guide 2013
Furniture Today's 2013 Retail Planning Guide includes our economic analyses of the year that was 2012 and our outlook for 2013. The exclusive issue and report includes: Economic Outlook, E-Intent, Distribution Report, Industry Outlook, On the Water and Rankings. details >>