Retail Profiles

January 2017
Peer Perspective: Brent Walter, Vilas Zoo

Brent Walter’s father was a zookeeper, and Brent followed in his dad’s footsteps from an early age. In addition to being an integral part of the Vilas Zoo in Madison, Brent also is a longstanding member of the Zoo & Aquarium Buyer’s Group (ZAG) and its treasurer.

December 2016
Peer Perspective: Amy Dufour, Urban Expositions

We asked Amy Dufour, a marketing manager for Urban Expositions — one of the biggest players in the retail trade show industry — what the most common mistake she sees companies in the field make. Her answer was two-fold, but both involve the internet.

November 2016
Peer Perspective: Bill Lucey, RainForest Adventures

Bill Lucey started RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo 16 years ago. The learning curve was steep early. However, the biggest thing he’s learned in the long haul is not to let preconceived notions hinder his decision-making. Is there anything you do differently now than when you started? I think that learning curve... more »

October 2016
Peer Perspective: Chris Lake, Denver Zoo

I have been involved with some form of retail all of my life. I worked in fashion retail at a department store when I was 15 years old.

Fall 2016
Celebrate National Park Service centennial with these gifts

As avid travelers, we here at Museums & More often have a chance to see the beauty in nature that lies outside of gift shop walls at America's national parks.

Fall 2016
Skiing drives sales at Park City Resort’s Legacy Sports

On average, the number of people visiting Park City, Utah, is greater than the number of people who actually live there. It is a quintessential tourist town.

Fall 2016
Cedar Tree Gift Shop is the busiest store in massive Glacier National Park

Jennifer Martin, who oversees 14 retail operations, described Cedar Tree Gift Shop at Glacier National Park as being “a pretty special store.” Indeed, it is.

Fall 2016
Manager’s Corner: Kim Gefre

It would be difficult to find someone as dedicated to the Lowry Park Zoo's success than retail director Kim Gefre.
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, Michigan 49345
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