Retail Profiles

July 2015
Iffat Khan

What is your retail background? My first retail career move was with Target Corporation as the head designer for product design and development. I worked with major manufacturers from around the world to launch brands that were exclusive to Target for domestics. From Target, I was recruited by Sears Holding... more »

Summer 2015
California Healin’ — Comforts Gift Shop meshes amid Monterey Peninsula surroundings

Most people would find California's gorgeous Monterey Peninsula therapeutic in itself. The popular tourist area features majestic scenery and unmatched amenities, including world-class golf, shopping and restaurants. People still get sick, however, and that's where the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula comes in, a facility that incorporates nature into... more »

Summer 2015
Greens & Gifts: Tower Hill Botanic Garden a horticultural paradise

As buyer and manager of the gift shop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts, Judy Coughlin knows that in New England, flowers and lush green plants are easy to come by in the spring and summer. In the depths of winter, however, they are rare and precious commodities.... more »

Summer 2015
SEA LIFE Michigan: Where sales and conservation make a tidal gift shop story

The SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium opened only four months ago in Auburn Hills and has since experienced nothing short of a wave of retail success. Located in Great Lakes Crossing Mall, SEA LIFE cut its grand opening ribbon on Jan. 29 and its popularity has rippled through the community every... more »

Summer 2015
Made in America: U.S. consumers want U.S. products, but there is a limit

Buy American. It's a slogan attributed to, or at least mass marketed by, the United Auto Workers Union during the 1970s and early '80s. Many others have followed — "Made in the USA," "Buy Local" and "Shop Small," just to name a few. In other words, the push for economic... more »

June 2015
Susan Noyes

MM: What is your retail background?My career in retail began back in 1985. My husband was a soldier and was deployed often. We lived on a military base and I had a lot of idle time. So, I went to the local mall and applied for a part-time job at... more »

May 2015
Harlan Schenbaum

MM: What makes your store unique?Our hospital has been named one of the most beautiful in the world. We are in the Pebble Beach forest with ocean views from some areas. The building was designed by renowned architect Edward Durrell Stone and is recognized for its healing environment, which features... more »

April 2015
Jennifer Stupica

MM: What makes your store unique? The Coastal Discovery Museum is all about inspiring people to appreciate the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The items in the store serve to further educate our visitors or to serve as a memento of the time spent here. We work with local authors, artists... more »
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, Michigan 49345
616.887.9008
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