tip of the week


In a survey of gift stores nation-wide, George Little Management reports that for two years running nearly one-third of these retailers added more home accent items to their product mix. This, folks, constitutes a major trend by anyone's standards. These same stores have an average price point of $40.

Specific items added include garden and outdoor accessories, clocks, mirrors, throws, photo frames, candles and a host of other things you have to dust frequently.

So, the next time you are searching for new products, think candlesticks or other home accent/home decor pieces. The marketplace is hungry for them.