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Canada’s Top Home & Gift Wholesalers
to Open Permanent Showrooms

A collective of the nation’s most renowned and best-in-class suppliers of home and gift merchandise are working together to open permanent showrooms at the International Centre (6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada). What will collectively be known as SHOW T.O. ( will soon be home to the first eight agencies and distributors opening permanent showrooms,…

Abbott Donates $10,000 to Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal

Given the dire need for humanitarian aid for those affected by the war in Ukraine, Abbott put a call out to employees to donate to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. The company offered to double the donations made by our employees and sales representatives.  Thanks to the generous donations from the Abbott team,…

The Secret World of Macramé

Whether you’re a child of the ‘70s or a millennial, there’s no denying that macrame textiles are back! This fine art form, which uses rope or cord to make knots (knotting) that form intricate patterns and designs, has enjoyed a new resurgence thanks to social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest. Macrame “fibre art”…

Abbott featured in Trade Magazine!

Exciting news: Abbott designs and designers were featured in GiftShop 2022 Winter magazine! From the creative process to production and inspiration, this article covers it all. Not only do they show actual artwork being executed, there is also a Q&A with our very own general manager, Jody Abbott!  Check it out here (two pages):  …

Modern Nautical Décor (Without the Lobster Traps)

Nautical décor is breezy, fresh, and very, very easy to overdo. There’s no shortage of seaside-themed items you can add to all spaces in a home—we’ve all seen this at our friend’s cottage: the one that looks like a fishing boat collided with a Red Lobster restaurant. Of course, overdoing any trend can turn a…

2021 Holiday Trends for Home Décor Retailers

This holiday season will be a special one, where many will finally welcome their loved ones back into their homes, and we resume the festive parties and get-togethers we’ve all missed over the past two years. Everyone will be keenly decking the halls for the upcoming merriment, so now is the time for home décor…

Post-Covid Strategies for Home Décor Retailers

Retail stores are finally reopening, and retailers are once again adjusting their spaces and strategies to meet the challenges at their doorsteps. What are the key focus areas to increase your chances of a successful transition? We’re sharing the top three priorities for every retail business you move beyond this unprecedented year and prioritize reconnecting…

Minimalist Style & Home Décor Tips (and Twists)

Minimalist décor is easily achievable by anyone—if they never actually move into their new place! Once the boxes get delivered and they start unpacking, it becomes harder to maintain the sleek sophistication of an empty space. But all is not lost: keeping the basics of minimalist style in mind while embracing its flexibility makes it…


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