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…]
All around us in Tennessee, trees are flowering, daffodils are blooming and the sun is shining. Spring is here at last! And with Easter (March 27) and Mother’s Day (May 8) coming so soon, we know many of our customers are looking for bright, fresh-as-a-daisy Spring packaging.
Easter is coming early this year – March 27 – so we’ve made it extra easy to find all your favorite Easter packaging supplies. Hop on over to our Spring & Easter Packaging page for Easter basket boxes, cello bags & rolls, gift wrap, basket filler and more! And thanks to our quick-as-a-bunny shipping (most orders for stock merchandise ship within 24 hours, Monday-Friday), you’ll get what you need with time to spare. [read more…]
We’ve just added some new designs to our Special Occasion Basket Boxes that are perfect for realtors (or neighbors!) to congratulate new homeowners. They’re great for wedding and event planners, too: how about welcome gift baskets for out-of-town wedding party guests? [read more…]
It’s a new era for food packaging, folks. Gone are the days of not being able to see at a glance what sort of delicious leftovers or delectable desserts hide inside an eco-friendly take out box. Husbands and wives will no longer accidentally grab the other person’s leftovers for lunch the next day. Scrumptious cobblers and slices of pie will become even harder to resist. [read more…]