Explore the trends in the fabric and wallpaper trades at Heimtextil.
BY BRIDGET FABI
& JEWELLERY TRENDS
A decade ago these categories were a blip on the radar screen. Today
they’re front and centre.
Retail News’ annual survey of the giftware industry uncovers the
latest buying trends.
THE TOP 10 PRODUCTS OF 2010
The winning products from the industry’s only product awards,
brought to you by Retail News and the Canadian Gift & Tableware
10 Editor’s Note
14 Letters From Our Readers:
Should you have a certain number
16 In The News
31 Reader’s Poll:
What buyers are sourcing at
35 Product Guide:
Home for the Holidays, The Art of
Entertaining, Kitchen Connoisseur
86 Supplier Listings
Layered holiday metallics
Hand-painted wine glasses
WHAT DO WOMEN WANT?
Understanding and gaining loyalty from your biggest demographic.
BY CLAIRE SYKES
Holiday tabletop from Tag through
Candym Enterprises. Contact
information on page 87.
HOT TRENDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Senior buyers and designers reveal their trend predictions and
THE ART OF ENTERTAINING
Buying, merchandising and selling products for holiday entertaining.
BY SUE WARDEN
COVER PHOTO: COURTESY OF TAG THROUGH CANDYM ENTERPRISES
The key to higher sales and greater profits is fantastic customer
service. BY LEONARDO INGHILLERI & MICAH SOLOMON
36 Floridus, Twig wreath
YOUR EMPLOYEES HAVE
Tap into your employee’s brainwaves and get them thinking like owners.
BY PAMELA BILBREY & BRIAN JONES
36 Samaco Trading, Ruffle pillow