CGTA Upgrades Online Product Locator
In December, the Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA) unveiled its new and
improved Online Product Locator. Already a much-used tool, the Product Locator now
includes areas for suppliers to post product photos and brochures. In addition, the
Product Locator is now interactive with the CGTA Gift Show floor plan year-round.
The online floor plans have also been improved featuring company names on each
booth space, direct links to the exhibitor’s Web site and detailed company descriptions.
Sarah Richardson to Headline
CGTA Gift Show
Energetic, enthusiastic and eager to share
her ideas with retailers, internationally
acclaimed design expert Sarah Richardson,
the host of Design Inc. and Sarah’s House
on HGTV, will share her trend
predictions for 2008 during the Spring
2008 CGTA Gift Show. On Monday,
January 28 Sarah will discuss these
predictions in her Style & Design Watch 2008
seminar taking place from 8: 30 a.m. to
9: 30 a.m. in the Aviation Room at the
International Centre. The session is free
for all attendees, but seating will be limited.
Fellow HGTV personality Peter Fallico,
will also be presenting a session at the
show. This Small Store, a retail take on his
successful This Small Space show, will be
held on Tuesday, January 29 from 6: 30 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
Other well-known speakers presenting
at the show include Pam Danzinger of
Unity Marketing and Lynni Megginson, a
designer, author and independent retailer.
For complete details on these sessions and
more visit www.cgta.org or refer to the
Pre-Show Planner on page 19.
Sherway Gardens: The Mall to Be In
West Toronto’s Sherway Gardens mall reported a record sales productivity level of $905
per square foot at the end of August 2007, outpacing the national growth rate by almost
five times. General manager Scott Kyle attributes the achievement to strategically
choosing retailers which offer “exclusive fashion and lifestyle brands wrapped in a