Birmingham Bake & Cook Co.It’s trade show season here at Nashville Wraps, and we are excited to share our new collections in person. Our customer Susan Green, owner of Birmingham Bake & Cook Company, has been attending the Atlanta Gift Show for years.  She says, “One of the things I love about the Nashville Wraps‘ booth is that the displays and groupings give me such great tools visually to bring back to the shop. It’s exciting! None of us can be creative in a vacuum – we need each other!”

There are so many reasons why attending trade shows is important. “They are critical for re-energizing not only our inventory and offerings, but ourselves,” explains Susan. “I get to talk to reps and other store owners. We talk about what works, what doesn’t, what’s hot and what’s not. Because our shop is small, we must have a consistent influx of new and interesting products to show and be excited about! Also, I love meeting people at market that I have previously only talked to over the phone.” [read more…]

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Demos at Dallas GiftWe are thrilled to announce that Debbie Quintana, Business Coach for the Gifting Industry, will be representing Nashville Wraps at the Dallas Gift Show (June 23-26). She’ll be demonstrating expert packaging techniques all weekend: everything you need to know about Bow Making, Gift Baskets, Cello, Gift Wrapping and Gift Bags. Look for her in the World Trade Center, 12th Floor Atrium Area 2700A. [read more…]

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Woodland Natural RibbonOur new Woodland Natural Ribbon is a lightweight, open-weave jute blend. This versatile, slightly sheer ribbon offers the earthy appeal of burlap, with a more delicate texture. [read more…]

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Nashville BagYes, this is Music City. Yes, we’ve loved having ABC’s Nashville in town to represent our city. Granted the average Nashvillian’s life is probably not as glamorous or as dramatic as seen on the show. But hey, that’s television!

So while the series is shopping for a new home, and we hope it does land in Nashville, we were so honored they chose Nashville Wraps to do the swag bags for their season finale. They chose our Metallic Gold Gloss Gift Bags with a black hot stamp logo. Shenandoah Girl was the name of the fictional Patsy Cline movie starring Juliette Barnes, Hayden Panettiere’s character. They used these swag bags for the “Oscar party”. You too can have custom printed bags like these – see our hot stamping information here.

ABC's NashvilleWe really hope Nashville finds a new home on another network. There is even a “Save Nashville” petition. The show brought in millions of dollars and even more tourists to our already hot city with devoted fans going on tours of the characters’ homes and favorite hangouts.

Since Nashville the city and Nashville the TV show are all about the music, please enjoy “This Town” sung by two of our favorite actors from the show, Chip Esten and Clare Bowen:

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Deco Mesh Netting
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…]

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Indigo Blue Stripe BagsFather’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.

Anchor Gift TagWe 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…]

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Pink Olive New YorkGrace 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.”

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Magpies Maggie TuckerMaggie 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…]

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Pam Danziger Shops That Pop BookToday’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…]

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Wave Top Plastic Shopping BagsHappy 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…]

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