Retail Profiles

September 2019
Peer Perspective: The Conservancy

Pam W. Smith | Retail Manager The Bald Head Island Conservancy, located in North Carolina, has been a destination for Carolinians and its visitors for 35 years. Likewise, the shop, which has been around as long as the conservancy's doors have been open, people flock to find great products. Retail... more »

August 16, 2019
Peer Perspective: Samantha Haley, Bearizona

  This 6-year veteran of the Bearizona gift shop finds inspiration from our old friend, magazines. The establishment and shop have been open for nine years, and four years ago, the shop grew more than 10 times, from a 900-square-foot... more »

Summer 2019
What We Do in the Shadows

Intelligence, espionage brought to light at International Spy Museum

July 12, 2019
Peer Perspective: Linda Thomas, Alexandria Zootique

Alexandria Zootique | Alexandria, Louisiana How long has the Alexandria Zoo been open?Since 1971 when my first cousin opened it How long have you been working with?7 plus years in the shop; almost 40 years as a volunteer. Do you have any current exhibits or zoo animals that... more »

Summer 2019
America’s Athenaeum

The collection of libraries in the land of boroughs

June 14, 2019
Peer Perspective: Natalie Munderville, National Women’s Hall of Fame

Natalie Munderville, Education Coordinator National Women’s Hall of Fame Location Seneca Falls, NY Tell me about the range of women in the NWHOF. How are these women selected and inducted? There are currently 276 Inductees in the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and we induct 10-12 women every 2 years. Everyone in the... more »
Museum Store Association Members at Annual Meeting

June 10, 2019
Museum stores of all types and sizes can benefit from MSA membership

{Sponsored} When it comes to training, networking and support for retailers who work in non-profit institutions, a Museum Store Association (MSA) membership can’t be beaten. We spoke to three museum store managers about their experience as MSA members. Here’s what they had to say. AMANDA SCHULTZ: WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Amanda Schultz... more »

May 1, 2019
Peer Perspective: Lisa Banks, Cincinnati Zoo

Lisa Banks | Retail Operations Manager, Cincinnati Zoo How many gift shops are there within the Zoo and Botanical Garden? 4 How many do each employ? 40-50 seasonally; all one team that floats to different locations What are some of your best-selling items in each shop? Plush is our number-one seller.... more »
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