Month: September 2007

Road Warrior in Disneyland

Halloween is nearly upon us. Disneyland celebrates the event in an exciting way. A walk around Disneyland will provide theme ideas that you can use in your store. John Stanley is an internationally recognised conference speaker and retail consultant with over 25 years experience in 18 countries. He has authored several successful marketing and retail …

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Following news that Paula Ryan will present a workshop at the librarians’ national conference, to encourage librarians to update their style and image, Christchurch City (NZ) library staff dressed up in the William Morris smocks they used to wear in the 1960s. See the attached picture, and let it never be said again that librarians …

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Chocolate fountains sweeten sales at Thorntons

Ref: The Belfast Telegraph, Thursday, September 13, 2007, By Karen Attwood Chocolate fountains and the reintroduction of “old favourites” has helped the new management at Thorntons reverse a sales decline. Mike Davies, who joined the chocolatier as chief executive from Mars in October last year, said yesterday that Thorntons had been focusing on improving its …

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Heirloom Vegetables

Linda and I recently started buying organic purple carrots. We are not the only ones who are buying or growing Heirloom vegetables and tomatoes. Look for the trends, what can you do with some of those old products that can me made new again?