There’s a new Tulle in town, and it’s got more texture! Made in the USA of imported yarns, our new Deco Mesh Netting is available in 8 beautiful, bold colors, with a honeycomb texture that is wider and stiffer than our regular tulle ribbon. Often used to make dish scrubbies, it also makes wonderful poms (watch a video here to find out how to make tulle poms). Deco Mesh Netting also looks beautiful tied around a simple box, gathered in the middle with a gift tag and tied with some 3-in-1 Raffia Ribbon. See how easy it is to create this look below. [read more…]
Father’s Day is June 19, and Dads will love our Blue Indigo Collection with nautical-themed gift wrap, tissue and gift tags. The Indigo Stripe shopping bags are made from 40% recycled paper and combine popular navy and cream colors. This modern design will appeal to your younger customers as well.
We especially like the cute rose size bags with horizontal stripes (at right). It’s the perfect size bag for a gift card, a neck tie or some personalized golf balls! This group really pops when you add a red bow or red ribbon and one of our Anchor gift tags. [read more…]
Grace Kang never thought she would leave her job as a successful fashion buyer for Bloomingdale’s, Saks and Barney’s to open a gift shop, but that is exactly what she did. She had been named Bloomingdale’s “Buyer of the Year” and excelled in the fashion industry, but Grace had to step out of her comfort zone to realize her true passion: inspiring people to give and create a beautiful living.
She opened Pink Olive because she always loved the idea of giving (and getting!) gifts from someone special. Grace says, “There is something amazing that happens when you live your life in a place of appreciation and gratitude. Gift-giving becomes a gift in and of itself.”
Maggie Tucker started her retail career as a young girl with a lemonade stand. She says her success had more to do with her adorable personality and keen fashion sense, than lemons. A decade later, Maggie graduated from Belmont University in Nashville and furthered her retail career. She worked for a very successful small business owner, followed by a highly successful franchisee, and then for a large corporation – lululemon, selling yoga and athletic apparel. But Maggie wanted to get back to having her own little store. [read more…]
Today’s post is from guest blogger and market researcher Pam Danziger. She has released her brand new book for and about independent retailers: Shops That Pop! It is THE book every Nashville Wraps‘ brick and mortar customer needs to stand out in today’s competitive retail market.
Pam offers practical, how-to tips you can start implementing today in your store to increase customer loyalty. You can order the book here and learn her 7 Steps to Extraordinary Retail Success. [read more…]
Happy Earth Day! Let’s set the record straight. With all the bad press plastic bags get in the media today, Nashville Wraps wants to keep bringing you the truth so you can make informed decisions as a retailer. We sell both paper and plastic bags, but we feel plastic bags are getting a bad rap and being banned unnecessarily in many communities. [read more…]
You know you’re in Nashville when you go to your local popcorn shop and “Nashville Hot & Spicy” is on the menu – and it’s not chicken we’re talking about but popcorn. Kernels Gourmet Popcorn was born when three sisters – Amber, Erica and Jennifer – realized there was a market for fresh popcorn in their East Nashville neighborhood.
Jennifer had lived in Chicago for a while, and Amber in New York City. Both moved back to Nashville and told their sister Jennifer about the huge lines that were literally out of the door of these urban popcorn stores. Amber says, “Because of the ‘pop’ularity of the popcorn shops, our sister Jennifer encouraged us to start our own Nashville store.” So in 2007, they started popping in the back room of their parent’s house, and the entire family has been involved and supportive ever since. [read more…]
Have you seen our new Paper Raffia in Prints and Metallics? These small-scale patterns are so much fun tied on a cute gift box – no need for gift wrap! Almost like a wired ribbon, raffia has a “memory” so it’s great for creating simple bows. [read more…]
When the city of Austin, Texas implemented a ban on single-use bags in 2013, local retailers had to make major changes in their packaging. The Austin bag ban required retailers to offer either reusable bags, paper bags made from at least 80% recycled paper or plastic bags with a minimum thickness of 4.0 mil. Gift shop Monkey See, Monkey Do was on board with the change. General manager Steven Almaguer (at right) says, “Austin is definitely environmentally progressive in several ways and part of the city’s motivation for the bag ban was the amount of litter we see along the highways.” [read more…]
From the melt-in-your-mouth pecan pralines to the crunchy almond toffee topped with dark chocolate, I can personally attest to the fact that the candies made by our customer Walker Creek Confections in Watertown, Tenn., are delicious. If you stop in to visit them, you’ll get to try the candy, too – you can sample everything before you decide what you want to buy. It’s a brilliant sales strategy, really; the candy waits in inviting little dishes, and when you walk in, you can’t resist it. The only question is, how much candy will you take home with you? [read more…]