Retail Profiles

Summer 2018
North Carolina Aquarium revamps gift shops

New looks featured at Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Fisher

August 2018
Peer Perspective: Raegan King, Waco Mammoth National Monument

As site manager of one of the National Park Service’s newest members, Raegan King does just about everything, including buying for and managing its tiny gift shop. Yes, they have mammoth-themed items!

Summer 2018
Peer Perspective: Kate Bailey, John Ball Zoo

Kate Bailey Assistant Retail Manager, John Ball Zoo Grand Rapids, Michigan Kate Bailey is still somewhat of a newbie to the industry, albeit one that has already learned the value of smart buying, conservation and community service. What attracted you to specialty retail at the zoo? What first attracted me... more »

Summer 2018
Building the Nest

Owl's Nest Gift Shop in Wichita may be small, but it's neatly stocked with nature, regionally themed items

Summer 2018
Manager’s Corner: Chris Gustafson, National Railroad Museum

Gustafson has 30 years of experience in retail, but his focus these days is pretty singular: trains.

June 2018
Peer Perspective: Barbara Bayer, North Carolina Aquariums

From part-time sales associate to director of retail operations in less than a decade, Barbara Bayer has done it all for the North Carolina Aquarium Society.

May 2018
Peer Perspective: Cassie Standley, Great Plains Nature Center

As gift shop manager and volunteer coordinator, Cassie Standley wears two hats for the Great Plains Nature Center. Her passion for people and nature makes her a good fit for both.

Spring 2018
Manager’s Corner: Sally Begue, Akron Children’s Hospital

Having just the right gift for a scared child isn't to be taken lightly
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