Retail Profiles

Spring 2016
High-Tech Play

As technology advances, toys follow

June 2016
Ingrid Diaz

MM: Where are you from originally? I am from Ecuador. The standard of living is the main reason I came to U.S.MM: What attracted you to the Landry's program?The Landry's program trains their employees to make all guests top priority in order to receive 110 percent satisfaction.MM: What is the... more »

Spring 2016
Sweet Retreat

Plenty of specialty candies are out there, if you know where to look

Spring 2016
Art of the Old West

Museum and on-site greeting card operation makes for unique gift shop experience

Spring 2016
All-American Add-Ons

Boost your add-on sales with these U.S.-made products

May 2016
Tommy Brown

Tommy Brown has worked for theme parks, department stores and, for the past 13 years, at a major zoo in the Midwest. There's nothing in retail he hasn't done. Brown also is the current vice president of the Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group.MM: What's the biggest difference between working for... more »

Spring 2016
Manager’s Corner: Shawne Sheldon, Washington Park Zoo

Volunteering at the local zoo has blossomed into a career for Shawne Sheldon. Ten years ago, Sheldon began volunteering her time at the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana, which, at that time, didn't even have a gift shop, but rather a gift cart. Sheldon eventually got a job... more »

April 2016
Barry Levenson

MM: What do you enjoy most about your job? I love to see people laughing with us, enjoying themselves in an improbable museum that doesn't take itself too seriously. We are a real museum and people do learn about mustard but they have a good time doing so. MM: Does anything... more »
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, Michigan 49345
616.887.9008
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