A Holiday Open House with Style!

Written by Mud Pie Territory Manager, Tracy Alvord

It is never too early to get a jump on the holidays! You want to get out ahead of the competition and start spreading good will and good cheer! So, put on your Santa’s helper hat and let’s get started!

Start early – the first open house of the year always has the potential to get the average buyer thinking ahead and making their holiday shopping list! A GREAT impression at your event can bring the gift shopper back a few times between now and December 25th.

Here are a few best practices from the experts like offering a special promotion, festive ideas and tips to market your event!

Most of all, have fun and enjoy the party!

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Mud Pie Celebrates Apparel-Only Showroom at Atlanta Apparel Mart

Mud Pie, a market leader in home, kids , fashion gifts and apparel, officially  opened a new apparel-only showroom at the Atlanta Apparel Mart this week.  The 600 sq. ft. space in Building 3 is open during Atlanta apparel shows, gift shows and year-round by appointment.  The showroom will feature upcoming line introductions as well as in stock and ready to ship offerings for dresses, separates, outerwear, jewelry, handbags and accessories.

The move marks Mud Pie’s continued expansion into women’s apparel.  Fashion has been the fastest growing category for Mud Pie since launching in 2010.   Mud Pie and OneCoast also recently announced the launch of a new OneCoast Mud Pie Fashion Division, a specialized team of experts that serve as stylists and consultants to help retailers build the right assortment for their stores.  According to Fred Pannek, President of Mud Pie, “The new showroom puts Mud Pie where fashion retailers buy, when they buy.  With this new showroom and our dedicated sales force, we will be able to serve apparel buyers with the right product at the right time.”

And Maria Pozza, Mud Pie Sales Division Regional Sales Manager for the Fashion Division adds “The Mud Pie Apparel Showroom not only showcases what’s now for our customers, but what’s next. The experience is unparalleled; the showroom is aesthetically superb with classic Mud Pie touches while creating an elevated shopping experience for our customers.  The Fashion Team could not ask for a more incredible showroom that allows them to connect with the Apparel buyers on a personal level with a clear, defined vision of what’s to come.”

Mud Pie Atlanta Apparel Showroom – Building 3, #8-E111A.  For information or to book an appointment contact 1-800-998-1633 or visit https://wholesale.mudpie.com

 

 

About Mud Pie

Mud Pie is a leading gift company, founded by current CEO, Marcia Miller in 1988. The company began with 10 living items, and has since grown into an award-winning manufacturer of baby & kids apparel, fashion & accessories, and home pieces all designed to celebrate life’s special moments.  Mud Pie is based in Atlanta, GA and is available in over 16,000 specialty retailers and department stores worldwide.

Mud Pie Supports American Cancer Society with Paz▪itive Thoughts Collection

Re-blogged with permissions.

mud pieWhen Marcia Miller, Mud Pie’s founder, called on a friend facing a recent cancer diagnosis, their time together took an unexpected turn. “Nobody knows what to say to a person who has just received devastating news,” Karen Paz, single mother of two, shared with Miller. “And they absolutely don’t want to come empty handed!” Pointing to a stack of adult coloring books and jam, they laughed about the lack of creative and tasteful gift options in the marketplace designed for just such situations. An idea was brewing. Then the conversation turned to hair.

“A bad hair day is better than a no hair day,” Karen joked as she relayed the challenges of losing hers and getting insurance to cover the cost of a wig. And with that, the still simmering idea began to take shape.

In a matter of days, a collection of encouraging, inspirational and motivational gifts – Paz▪itive Thoughts (a play on Karen’s last name)- emerged. The American Cancer Society came on board to help facilitate wig distribution to patients in need. It would be a small answer to the question of “what to say or give in a difficult situation” while helping to provide comfort and assistance to cancer patients facing hair loss.

Mud Pie is supporting this program with a $100,000 donation to The American Cancer Society in honor of Karen Paz and in memory of Miller’s dear friend Debbie Sonenshine, who was lost to breast cancer in 2004.

Proceeds from Mud Pie’s Paz▪itive Thoughts initiative will help to increase awareness of The American Cancer Society’s Tender Loving Care (TLC) program and will fund gift certificates to help underserved cancer patients purchase wigs. TLC allows patients to shop for affordable wigs in the privacy of their own homes. Mud Pie gift vouchers will be distributed by ACS patient navigators who guide cancer patients to reliable information, resources and services that help them eliminate non-medical hurdles that prevent them from getting the care that they need. The pilot program launches in 2017 in select hospitals and cancer centers across the nation.

 

Note: Original article can be found here

Holiday Display Inspiration with Mud Pie

By Chad Gieseke, Mud Pie

Meet Chad Gieseke, Director of Visual Merchandising at Mud Pie as he talks through some merchandising tips that will help you transition from season to season. Click now to view this great, engaging and informative video now that will inspire your holiday spirit.