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Gifts and Decorative Accessories 25 Gifted Retailers 2013 , Gifts and Decorative Accessories' gifted retailers go international in 2013 with a gift retailer from Auckland, New Zealand, among those chosen as representative of a typical and successful gift retailer. The rest of this year's Gifted Retailers are geographically spread out across the U.S., from east to west and north to south. They are all representative of the infinite variety that makes up the gift retailing realm: resort and hospital gift shops, airport stores, toy merchants, garden and floral shops, Christmas shops, and of course general gift and home accent stores.
The 2014 Gift Book
The 2014 Gift Book is the industry's first all-in-one compendium of gift market trends – a close look at over 50 of the most important individual product categories in the gift, toy and decorative accessories business. A valuable resource to aid in every retailer’s buying decisions.
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 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.
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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.
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.