* Originally appeared in the November 2012 print issue of Gifts and Decorative Accessories *
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.
Gifts and Decorative Accessories' exclusive report, 25 Gifted Retailers 2013, presents snapshots of independent gift and decorative accessory retailers that are using innovating approaches to marketing and merchandising and are making a difference in their communities.
This list is by no means comprehensive, nor is it a ranking. Many more than the 25 retailers listed here are strong retailers within their communities.
Because sales volumes are of interest; however, Gifts and Decorative Accessories does provide sales estimates for all companies. All sales figures and ranges are Gifts & Decorative Accessories market research estimates and are for total 2012 store sales, which may include revenues from the sale of products other than gifts and accessories. All sales figures and store counts are for the calendar year 2012.
Gifts and Decorative Accessories compiled this report by surveying independent retailers, researching business newspaper archives and speaking with gift industry insiders. Information was gathered, compiled and analyzed by Gifts & Decorative Accessories' research department.
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