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cost vs. retail. (Financial Management) (Column)

Inventory accounting: cost vs. retail. (Financial Management) (Column) Johnson, Pat K.I.S.S. — Keep It Simple, Stupid — may have begun as an Army term, but it aptly describes the manner in which many gift retailers calculate their all-important Gross Profit. For some, it works just fine. For many, it deserves an annual check-up. For others, […]

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Blast from the past.(PETCESSORIES)

Blast from the past.(PETCESSORIES) Retro motifs are strong sellers in home accessories, and the look is popular for pets too. Retro dog bed comes in four sizes, in square or round shape. $82-$160. Jax and Bones, Arcadia, CA. (310) 630-9736. Reader service #870 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Gracie collar is black nylon with pink daisies. Comes as […]

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Kitchen Koncepts does it all. (wins 1997 Merchandising Achievement Award for advertising)(includes related article on TV advertising)

Kitchen Koncepts does it all. (wins 1997 Merchandising Achievement Award for advertising)(includes related article on TV advertising) Salas, Teresa Kitchen Koncepts, Beaumont, Tex., does it all: business expos, bridal fairs, segments on TV morning news, in-store events, lectures and targeted ads. For this most outstanding, all-encompassing marketing package, we present the Gold Crystal Award for […]

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CMM partners with the Illinois Africa Trade and Investment Office to debut Africa Pavilion in Market Suites. (Chicago).(Chicago Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois)(Calendar)

African wares visit Windy City: CMM partners with the Illinois Africa Trade and Investment Office to debut Africa Pavilion in Market Suites. (Chicago).(Chicago Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois)(Calendar) CHICAGO GIFT & HOME MARKET July 23-30 Temporaries July 26-29 The Merchandise Mart 200 World Trade Center Chicago 60654 (312) 527-4141 www.merchandisemart.com Show Producer: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. […]

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X-Clusive Bronze.(Dallas Showrooms)(antique reproductions)(Brief Article)

X-Clusive Bronze.(Dallas Showrooms)(antique reproductions)(Brief Article) Weaver, Dorothy X-Clusive Bronze (ASIART & Antiques & Reproductions), 540 WTC, rivals a museum in a collection of antiques and reproductions. Classical, traditional, …

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Lisbon Fair Looks Ahead.

Lisbon Fair Looks Ahead. Halford, Quinn Asian and African designs influence Portuguese ceramics. On the Road to the Future was the theme of Ceramex 1999, the Portuguese trade fair of decorative arts and housewares. Held during February in Lisbon’s old fair grounds, the show’s theme referred to two events: a new venue for the fair […]

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With on-trend product line and dedicated team work, Molly ‘N Me marks 35th anniversary.

With on-trend product line and dedicated team work, Molly ‘N Me marks 35th anniversary. With an impressive first-time catalog showcasing a broad and vibrant line, Molly ‘N Me marks an important milestone–35 years as a company designing product for the “young at heart.” From the striking Zebra and Leopard Collections to the funky Shaggy and […]

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Casual Living Joins Cahners Group.(Cahners Business Information)(Brief Article)

Casual Living Joins Cahners Group.(Cahners Business Information)(Brief Article) Gifts & Dec’s parent company, Cahners Business Information, has purchased Casual Living magazine from Bolger Publications in Minneapolis. Casual Living covers the casual furniture industry and serves specialty stores, mass merchants, home centers, furniture stores, and garden centers, among other retail venues. Casual Living will be based […]

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Building first-quarter success. (includes related articles on planning and promotional events)

Building first-quarter success. (includes related articles on planning and promotional events) McAllister, Liane Ingenuity and determination can turn a traditionally slow-moving first quarter into a profitable time, according to G&DA’s latest minisurvey. A competitive and positive attitude is crucial to beating the historic odds: 14 percent of the year’s sales for the first quarter – […]

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founder, chairman and CEO, Yankee Candle Company.(Interview)

Michael J. Kittredge: founder, chairman and CEO, Yankee Candle Company.(Interview) Armand, Maria E. Michael J. Kittredge, 1996 Ernst & Young National Retail Distribution Entrepreneur of the Year, created his first candle at the age of 16 with raw materials he found around his family’s home. Since that humble beginning, his Yankee Candle Co., S. Deerfield, […]