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ASD Show Coverage

Zoo and Aquarium Section

College Bookstores

Apparel News: Spotlight on Color


Toys and Plush

Toronto Attractions Retail Report

Jewelry Report

Minor League Baseball

Jewelry News

Notes on the History of Jewelry


Valentine's Day

Valentine’ Day Facts and Figures

Party Club of America

Public Lands Partner Stores

Industry Trends

Nostalgia Today

Inspirational Stationery, Cards and Books

Gifts and Souvenirs

National Association of Retail Buyers (NARB)

Big International Gift Exposition in the
Smokies and Souvenir Super Show (IGES) Special Section

Caves and Caverns

Carts and Kiosks

Special Gift Report: Nurseries and Botanical Gardens

Smoky Mountain Gift Show Feature: Resorts and Country Stores

AAM Report · Food Museums

Generous displays add to the nostalgic feel at the Troutdale General Store. Customers can test drive logo coffee mugs by having beverages in the mugs at the shop’s café.
astern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia, Pa., landmark, an early Quaker prison dating back to the early 1800s, is a popular tourist destination getting ready for one of its biggest events of the year, Terror Behind the Walls. The prison, which offers year-round tours in the city's Fairmount section, turns into one of the most infamous haunted sites in the country just in time for Halloween. For the gift shop especially, the influx of crowds means big business.

“Our merchandise operations are fairly unique in that we do not have a standalone gift shop,” explained Eastern State’s Merchandise Manager Julia Jordan. “We do all ticketing, admissions, audio distribution and merchandise sales in a room that is 22 by 22 feet.”

As visitors pass through the enormous iron gates, they’re greeted by a creative selection of gifts at check in. “We have focused on carrying a line of products that are unique, high-quality and vary in price,” said Jordan. “We do not sell things we consider cheap or hokey, like novelty handcuffs.”


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