When you walk into Barry Schreier’s candy shop Sweet Emotions, you can’t help but feel like a kid again and find yourself in a good mood when surrounded by over 400 candy choices. Located in Storrs, CT – home to the University of Connecticut and big-time basketball fans, it’s become a hot spot for students craving sour gummies and for the community wanting retro candies like Sky Bars or Necco Wafers along with high-end chocolates.
Barry always dreamed of owning a candy shop, and when the Storrs Center opened just one mile from his home, it meant being a store owner could be a real possibility. He had been researching how to operate a successful candy store his entire life by visiting hundreds of other shops and looking at what they were doing right. He even attended the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago several times, which is sponsored by the National Confectionery Association, and spent time talking with candy makers, distributors, retailers, and brokers to learn as much as he could about the business. [read more…]
Our prime directives are: “Have what you sell,” and “Treat others the way we want to be treated.” Here is what that really means.
This year Nashville Wraps made a commitment to reduce back orders and once again be the best and most trusted wholesale resource for your packaging needs. We increased our inventory by $2.5 million at our cost. The result: our back orders have been reduced by 70% with over 4,400 fewer back ordered items! [read more…]
Remember playing Rock – Paper – Scissors? That is truly what our newest gift wraps are made from: rock. So it’s rock paper.
Stone Wrap® Treeless Paper is like no other wrapping paper you’ve tried. It is made from 75% limestone and 25% polyethylene. This environmentally responsible wrap is a reclaimed byproduct of the mining industry that would have been discarded. [read more…]
Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express as way to help local independent retailers compete with big box retailers and the deep discounts of online stores. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is November 30th this year.
Last year, consumers spent over $5.5 Billion in support of local business that weekend, and this year that number looks to be even higher. [read more…]
To celebrate the arrival of our new Chevron Gift Bags, I want to show you how easy it is to turn these US-made, food-safe bags into stand-alone gift packages, with the help of a little ribbon, a staple, and a few simple folds. These are especially great for grab & go gifts – you can keep a stash of them next to the cash wrap to encourage last-minute purchases in your store. [read more…]
In 2006, Lisa and Dirk Hiller began The Piggyback Foundation to help families maintain normalcy for their children when someone in the family is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, such as cancer. Their motto is “Carrying families through times of need because every child loves a piggyback ride!”
This all-volunteer organization now helps an average of 20 families a month. To help create consistent funding for the families, they opened When Pigs Fly, an upscale resale and retail shop in Norwalk, Ohio, to support the foundation. It has served over 150 families and given out over $225,000 in support. [read more…]
With the holidays quickly approaching, now is a great time to stock up on packaging. Our Gemstone Tissue Paper is perfect for this season. Available in six vivid colors, this US-made tissue is sprinkled with holographic glitter to add an extra-festive touch. My favorite is the Black Onyx, which looks amazing with an orange kraft shopping bag for Halloween (shown above). “Carving” the bag to look like a jack o’ lantern was easy – I just drew the face on the bag with a pencil, tucked a piece of cardboard inside, then carefully cut out the shapes with an Xacto knife. [read more…]
There’s no denying that the rise of online retailers like Amazon has made it difficult for many bookstores to stay in business. From the day Parnassus Books first opened in Nashville in 2011, they have focused on getting to know the community and providing the kind of experiences and events their customers enjoy – things no online retailer can do. [read more…]
We’ve added three new ribbons to our product line – Wired Pom Pom Cord, Cotton Curling Ribbon and Skinny Cotton Curling Ribbon. These ribbons will make your gift wrapping as cute as can be. Learn all about them in the videos below and just for fun we threw in the outtakes in the third video.
Up first is our Wired Pom Pom Cord. Our pom pom ribbon is unique because the cord is dyed to match the pom pom puffs. It’s fun for gift packaging and crafts.