What’s Happening In Souvenirs – May Edition

What’s Happening In Souvenirs – May Edition

Industry news, expert insights and exclusive content, welcome to IGES’s Monthly Newsletter From tempting the tourists to sussing out the real deal in Made in America, museum merchandising tips to surviving a retail Apocalypse, here are some great reads to explore....
In tribute to Jerry Mayer

In tribute to Jerry Mayer

On March 7, 2019, John Gerald “Jerry” Mayer passed away after a short illness. Jerry was born on March 10, 1938 and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve, worked as a lineman for Ohio Bell and founded several companies including...
3 Tips to Support Tourist Stores Despite Bad Weather

3 Tips to Support Tourist Stores Despite Bad Weather

  Snow, sleet, sunshine or storms, retailers must embrace weather in order to embrace store sales.  This is particularly the case for tourist based merchants who rarely have the chance to welcome customers again if the weather is not in their favor – thus,...
Easy to Implement Merchandising Tips for Museum Stores

Easy to Implement Merchandising Tips for Museum Stores

  Over the past 10 years, travel retail has grown by 8.4 percent each year and among the sectors of travel retail that influence this are museums and more specially, museum stores. Keeping this in mind, the opportunity for museum merchants to strengthen their...