Retail Profiles

November 2014
Theresa Danneffel

1. What makes your store unique? Our store is in the only zoo in Grand Rapids. We get calls from a variety of people asking about specific animals that they are interested in purchasing. They will say things like, I needed a River Otter stuffed animal, and I knew the... more »

October 2014
Donna Steakley

1.What makes your store unique?   Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a 9 ½- mile drive through Wildlife Park, in which most of the animals are free roaming in several pastures. Our nature store is located halfway through the drive on the Overlook, a beautiful natural area where you can... more »

September 2014
Ronnie Shaw

1. What makes your store unique?The Sankofa Center is so much more than just a store. It's a grassroots health education non-profit that has been working in Ghana for more than a decade. In line with our use of the arts in our health promotions, our style line was bred... more »

August 2014
Michael Davis

Michael Davis, retail sales manager of Zootique@CPZ, thinks if your gift shop doesn't have and active Facebook and Twitter account, you are missing out on incredible free opportunities to engage your customer and make your shop seem relevant and exciting.

May 2014
Gigi Loizzo

1. What makes your store unique? The 9/11 Memorial is a sacred place that honors the lives lost to terrorist attacks. Therefore we have carefully curated these stores to be much more than stores. They are places where the stories of victims and survivors of the attacks can be told.... more »

April 2014
Denise Lamoureux

1. What makes your store unique? 1. Southwick's Zoo offers various retail locations inside the zoo, including three primary stores. Our largest store and main location, The Purple Peacock Gift Shop, is where you can find distinctive gifts from around the world and a wonderful collection of souvenirs. The Marangu... more »

March 2014
Scott Leveton

1. What makes your products unique?We are an eco-friendly store, featuring tagua, or vegetable ivory, carvings. Tagua, a nut grown on a palm tree, closely resembles animal ivory. We offer 350 tagua animal figurines and jewelry styles, all hand-crafted. Offering an eco-friendly ivory substitute helps protect elephants from illegal poaching... more »

February 2014
Julie Lefler

1. What makes your product unique? Robin Goodfellow Designs products are unique in that we handcraft each individual piece in our working studio. Our artisans are trained to the techniques and styles designed by local artists with the flexibility to adapt to special orders.2. What is your retail/artistic background?Our two... more »
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, Michigan 49345
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