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Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties Reader Testimonials

“We have been in business since 1988 and a part of our success has been the use of trade magazines such as yours. Being far away from most trade shows, these magazines are a great lifeline for us who can't just drive to a gifts show. So thank you for being there for us with insightful articles..”
Malia Johnson,
President,
Malimar Inc. dba Sedona,
Honolulu, HI

“We always enjoy Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine and are happy to share our stories. I learn something from it every time I read it and share it with our gift shop staff regularly.”
Beth Rich,
Zoo Superintendent,
Tautphaus Park Zoo,
Idaho Falls, ID

“Thanks for your magazine. I really enjoy it and learn from it monthly.”
Susan Michener,
Admission/Gift Shop Manager,
The Montgomery Zoo,
Montgomery, Ala.

“Sincere thanks for writing about us and our tea room. It meant the world to us. And we continue to be big fans of your magazine. Thank you for all the great resources you have put at our fingertips, making us truly understand that custom sells.”
Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild,
Her Majesty's English Tea Room,
Dunlap, Ill

“Thank you for your wonderful magazine. I love getting it and we do a lot of business with your advertisers. I know that their marketing money is limited, so I make sure to mention that I saw them in Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine. Win-Win-Win. Everybody’s happy!”
Steve Fegley,
Director of Retail Operations,
the Science Museum of Minnesota



Sesame Street plush at the Strong National Museum of Play. The store manager eliminates clutter around items to make toy displays eye-catching


ig Bird, Cookie Monster and Slinky captivate the pint-sized shoppers at Everything For Play!, the gift shop of The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., — as well as their older siblings, their parents and even their grandparents.

And that’s deliberate. Shane Rhinewald, a spokesperson for The Strong, said the nation’s only dedicated play-themed museum is determined to engage visitors of every age, and to send them home with merchandise that reflects that engagement. “Our shop is dedicated to play, and to letting our guests take that experience home with them,” Rhinewald said. “And we believe play is important for all ages.”

The Strong boasts the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, games, and other artifacts related to play — more than 450,000 items spread out over 100,000 square feet of exhibits. They include up-to-the-minute trends like Pok√©mon Go, as well as classic entertainments at the National Toy Hall of Fame and the recently opened World Video Game Hall of Fame.

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Retailers Imported More Than Expected During the 2016 Holidays

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the industry’s busy 2016 holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. More...


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