Julie Jensen is an entrepreneurial genius with a heart for America and sustainable farming. She found a way to create manufacturing here in the USA to support American jobs. After many years working as a tax lawyer in Washington DC, she decided to leave her job. She moved south and bought 27 acres of land just north of Asheville, North Carolina.
Soon, Julie was inspired to build a textile mill on her property, fittingly located in a town called Weaverville. After taking a class on community mills, she felt called to make a positive difference and help local tobacco farmers find an alternative source of income. [read more…]
Are you looking for something different for your gift basket business other than the traditional wicker basket? Market Trays can be a wonderful alternative. Customers love displaying their gift and gourmet products in these easy-to-use trays.
Our new Pistachio & Chocolate design can be used year-round including Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter. Ideal for gourmet and spa gift baskets, you will want this new design in your collection.
Imagine a beautifully-wrapped gift. Chances are, the gift you just visualized is tied with a bow made of shiny satin ribbon. There’s something so enticing about a pretty ribbon which hints at a wonderful gift waiting inside with a perfectly-tied bow.
Nashville Wraps has all the ingredients you need to make this vision come true! For starters, I’ve created a quick video showing you two different ways to tie a classic bow that lays perfectly straight on a gift (scroll to the bottom). [read more…]
It may be hard to imagine right now, but all of our favorite holidays are still on the calendar and are still coming. Many of us will be thankful this coming Thanksgiving that the election will be over. One thing I learned at an early age is to treat others the way that I wish to be treated. In fact that is one of Nashville Wraps’ prime directives.
Washington could do well by learning that lesson, but the negative stuff works because most people are basically honest and will believe it. Fortunately you won’t find that vocabulary at Nashville Wraps, as we strive to be honest in our products and services and will go the extra mile to correct any wrong! [read more…]
Even though the weather still feels like summer, it’s time to get your store ready for all things fall. It’s all about bringing those cozy memories and scents of Autumn into your store.
Nashville Wraps has gorgeous new products this season like Burlap Basket Containers, Fall Plaid Ribbon and Juco totes mixed with burlap & cotton for a super soft blend. All of these fall products look amazing mixed with our brown kraft bags and boxes. You can see all of Nashville Wraps’ fall packaging here and our watch for our new Fall & Holiday 2016 Catalog in the mail now! [read more…]
Nashville Wraps teamed up with Operation Shower to host a baby shower at Fenway Park this summer. It was sponsored by the Red Sox Foundation and Red Sox All-Star and MVP second baseman Dustin Pedroia and his wife Kelli. They are the founders of Pedroia’s Platoon, a program that provides Red Sox tickets to the military and their families and includes meeting Dustin during batting practice before enjoying a game at Fenway Park. .
Operation Shower is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and honoring military families by providing joyful baby showers for military moms-to-be, to ease the stress of their spouse’s deployment or injury. [read more…]
Specialty foods retailer One Good Woman has grown from one to two – owners that is. Founded in 1996 by Holly O’Connor, one brave woman with a big dream to provide local clients with the finest and freshest roasted coffee. This was long before the era of our modern coffee craze.
Holly began selling coffee out of the back of her car and delivering to people’s homes. Years later, she opened a brick and mortar location in Camp Hill, PA that quickly became one of the best specialty food stores in the Harrisburg area. They offer fine foods, fresh roasted coffees and loose leaf teas, as well as beautiful custom gift baskets. [read more…]
Last year specialty food sales hit $120.5 billion in the US according to the new State of the Specialty Food Industry report. Sales have grown 21% since 2013 with the natural foods market growing the fastest. See the entire report here.
Big box retailers such as Kroger, Costco and Target account for more than 80% of sales since they have expanded into the specialty foods market. But smaller specialty food stores continue at a 20% rate even with large retailers attempting to copy their product lines. The top-selling categories include cheese, meat, poultry and seafood along with chips, pretzels, snacks, coffee, tea and candy. [read more…]