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Posted Date: 06/19/2015

SCDirect Newsletter June 2015



June 10, 2015
Summer Heats Up for Holidays
June not only signals the start of summer, but it also has become a major buying season as retailers head back to market to finish up or fill out their holiday orders. SCD does its part by presenting its June supplement, featuring late-breaking product releases and trends, plus the 2015 Readership Survey. Make sure to check out the entire issue on our website, or get started with the cover story —  featured below.
Dorothy Creamer
Selling Christmas Decorations


How Fashion is Impacting the Holiday Design Landscape

Couture influences are driving Christmas designs and ultimately — sales! From ready-to-wear to ringing in the new year, holiday designs and high fashion are merging and creating endless opportunities for merchandising and creative seasonal displays.
Cover Photo Courtesy: Grasslands Road

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Additions and Expansions in Gift and Home Decor Fuel Occupancy at Las Vegas Market
Ivystone expands to 45,000 square-foot showroom.
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Digitally-Influenced Sales in Retail Brick-and-Mortar Stores to Reach $2.2 Trillion by Year-end
Deloitte Study reveals digitally-influenced sales are five times larger than e-commerce sales; Consumers use of mobile for price checking declines 30 percent.
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CEO Steve Kosmalski Joins Precious Moments Family
Precious Moments Family of Companies, Inc. welcomes Steve Kosmalski to its Missouri-based organization.
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Napa Home & Garden Bolsters Showroom Team
Company names Avery Hardy new visual merchandising director and growth calls for new responsibilities for key players.
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Arett Sales Teams with AmericanHort
Partnership aims to further enhance company’s service offerings to independent garden centers and hardware stores.
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Payments Industry Anticipates Major Growth in Mobile Offerings
Survey Industry looks forward to transition to mobile and EMV, but small businesses are slow to keep pace with payments trends.
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Morris Named President & CEO of Dallas Market Center

Cindy Morris will take on duties of president and CEO for DMC; Bill Winsor to take new, active role as Chairman Emeritus.
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Where to Find SCD at Atlanta Market
The SCD Annual Issue & Summer Supplement will be distributed at Select Atlanta Market Center showrooms.
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Over 150 styles of large resin outdoor safe decorations from 24” to 68” for the yard or home.  See them all and over 15,000 other items at one of our permanent showrooms open every day in Atlanta, Dallas or New York. For more information, visit www.regency-rib.com.
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  About the SCDirect Newsletter
The SCDirect Newsletter is brought to you by the publishers of Selling Christmas Decorations magazine. To unsubscribe, click here.

Dorothy Creamer, Editor-in-Chief, 973-607-1364, dcreamer@edgellmail.com

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