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March - May 2020 Newsletter
 
 
After the cold and gloomy winter, we are eagerly awaiting spring with its sunshine that makes our soul smile! Thanks to the spring equinox, we’re able to enjoy longer days and shorter nights. This gorgeous season brings us the ideal temperatures to pursue outdoor adventures where beautiful flowers begin to blossom, and trees have a fresh green look with its own blooms as well. How gorgeous! Soon we will be able to leave our windows wide open and have the refreshing breeze and warm air flow in and refresh our homes. With those warm thoughts in mind, let’s get you caught up at Audrey’s!
 
Audrey’s Launches Nearly 700 New Items!
In Atlanta this past January, Audrey’s introduced nearly 700 new items in the categories of fall, winter and everyday. The new release was extremely well received among current customers as well as many new customers that came into the Atlanta showroom, and they were pleasantly surprised to find a great new resource. For this new release we are continuing our trend and intentional focus to introduce product with a fresh, clean and colorful look within collections. We continue to expand on best-selling categories of home decor, wall decor, floral and lighting while offering a wide variety of fabrications, many with mixed material compositions.

Below is a highlight of a few of our collections that debuted in Atlanta this past January.
A Touch of Flair collection features many black and white patterns that are new for us!  These items offer a mix of modern trends and patterns, with the classic farmhouse vibe we all know and love.  Our White Cottage Stoneware pottery was a show-stopper in Atlanta – the simple logo makes such a statement.  Going right along with the black and white color scheme is our white enamel pieces and beautiful warm, wood tones that pull it together.  All of these pieces are versatile in the fact they are sure to add function and beauty to any space!
Did you know the Pantone color of the year is blue?  Staying ahead of the game for the last two catalogs, we introduced some blue textured pillows and pottery.  Our throw pillows are cozy and soft, making these pillows a must-have – purchase 3 or more to create an eye-catching display.  Completing the look, our pottery empty, or filled with simple greenery, is sure to liven up the room and offer elegant farmhouse style to your space.
Pick of the Patch was designed to be light, fun, and whimsical – but still keep some of those natural fall touches that everyone loves.  From the pop of copper that brings out the Jarrahdale Pumpkin, to the white Cotton Candy Pumpkin that keeps it fresh, but still keeping the classic orange pumpkin to pull it all together to keep it warm.  Pair these items with our rose hip and mini pumpkin floral pieces to add the final touch to your display.
What do you get when you mix Christmas and puppies?  An irresistibly, heart-warming collection!  These pieces feature adorable puppies loaded into the bed of a classic red pick-up truck.  With our variety of metal tins and bins and winter greenery to choose from, it will be very easy to create a festive display full of holiday spirit.  We’re not surprised that our red truck garland was a hit in Atlanta!
When you see this collection, you can’t help but feel JOYful!  Bright red and greens, red check accent pattern, and fun winter greenery make for the perfect Christmas decor pieces for the home.  Included in this display is our ceramic luminary snowflake lantern that comes in 2 different sizes to add a happy hint of seasonal style all winter long.  We hope this collection brings as much JOY to you as it does us – and don’t forget to leave out the milk & cookies for Santa!
 
To see the top sellers from the Atlanta show, please click on the link below.
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Atlanta and Philadelphia Gift Shows a Tremendous Success!
The winter show season for Audrey's started with the Atlanta Gift Show which was held at the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta, with the show dates being held January 14-21. During the show, Audrey’s premiered nearly 700 brand-new items in fall, winter and everyday categories at the beautiful Audrey’s corporate showroom on the 6th floor of building 2 of the AmericasMart complex.  The show was extremely busy where buyers and new customers came into the showroom to place immediate, and also future ship orders to take advantage of the dating program, plus a number of other incentives. We had a tremendous show!
Audrey's Showroom - Atlanta AmericasMart
Next up on the show schedule was the Philadelphia Gift Show held January 25-28 at the Oaks Expo Center in Oaks PA. Audrey's had a wide assortment of every day, spring, garden and Easter plus holiday items to select from. The show was stellar as many of the customers appreciated the new products and trendy designs that Audrey’s had to offer, plus the friendly hospitality. The show was a great success!
 
Audrey's Booth - Philadelphia Gift Show
 
 
New Audrey's Catalog Should Be in Your Hands!
The new Winter/ Fall / Everyday Catalog Volume 40 was mailed at the beginning of February and you should have received the catalog by now.  The new 400-page catalog features our latest release in winter, fall and everyday merchandise showcasing nearly 700 new items! If you would like to our new flip page catalog, please click the link below. Our new release items are also now available on our website and are ready for ordering.
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Pre-Booking Dating Program Deadline Approaching!
Back by popular demand, Audrey's is offering a pre-booking special for fall and holiday merchandise! You can receive anywhere from 60 days up to 12/10 dating for fall and winter merchandise orders. Please keep in mind that the pre-booking special is for orders of fall and holiday merchandise only and cannot be combined with any other incentives or merchandise. The deadline for the pre-booking special is March 31st, so be sure to get your orders in on time and receive the dating! Please click the below link for the dating program info sheet with details for this offer.
DATING PROGRAM DETAILS ›
 
 
A Special Highlight of the Atlanta Gift Show
This year, Audrey’s is celebrating their 40-year anniversary! As a very special highlight of the Atlanta Gift Show, the AmericasMart honored Ken Mull with a plaque commemorating 40 years in business. Linda Upchurch, leasing agent of the AmericasMart, did the honors on Thursday afternoon and presented the plaque to Ken, as the Audrey’s team celebrated with customers, representatives and staff.
 
 
Atlanta Early Buy Incentives Successful!
Audrey’s implemented a number of early buy incentives for the Atlanta Gift Show this past January. If customers placed orders within the first few days of the show, they were eligible to receive incentives that ranged from Chick-fil-A gift cards, to being entered into a drawing for a chance to win Audrey’s Bucks up to $1000. Also, in celebration of our 40th anniversary, customers were able to select any one item and receive a 40% discount on an unlimited quantity. All of these incentives proved to be very popular, so during the 2020 Atlanta July show, plan to come to Audrey’s first to place your order to take advantage of these great incentives. See below as the Audrey’s staff presented checks to one of our winners during the Atlanta Gift Show.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EARLY BUY WINNERS!
  • The Decorating Center, Mifflinburg PA - Winner of $1000 in Audrey's Bucks
  • Wingard’s Market, Lexington SC - Winner of $500 in Audrey's Bucks
  • Herbal Commons, Lake Stevens WA - Winner of $250 in Audrey's Bucks

As part of the celebration for their 40th anniversary in business, Audrey's will be offering a number of incentives and promotions throughout the year! Stay tuned for emails and other updates, so you can take advantage of these opportunities!
Ken Mull presents check for $250 Audrey’s Bucks to Laura Dana of Herbal Commons
 
 
Follow Audrey's on Facebook & Instagram!
While you’re social distancing, be sure to like & follow Audrey's on Facebook and Instagram to see exclusive product sneak peeks, updated industry information, special sales events, and more!

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Retailer Spotlight
That Special Gift located in Burlington, KY, is owned by Sue and Steve Holt, and they believe that the store’s purpose and success are in the hands of a higher power. After hearing Sue's story of success, one is inclined to agree. Sue got into the retail business with her husband Steve, after he suffered an injury and was unable to work his postal job. They started out by selling at a weekend flea market. After 2 years they took a leap of faith and opened a daily retail store in a strip mall across town. Despite their lack of retail experience and their huge jump from part-time to full-time retailers, the Holts have enjoyed continuous success since they started. Sue gives all the credit and glory to God.
 
Sue said they learned how to market themselves and how to source and select the right products for their customer base. The merchandise that Sue and her husband chose for their store is lovely and seemingly perfect for their customers. Candles, home accents, plush, frames, wall art and home decor. It's very evident that all of the products in That Special Gift are carefully chosen for quality and value and there is a nice variety of price points to suit a variety of customers' needs. "Even the lower price point items have perceived value, which is important," according to Sue. “With Audrey’s, from day one we were attracted by their great selection of quality merchandise. Also their low minimums are a big plus!”
 
Despite the amount of time and effort put into achieving a great product mix, Sue says "It's never about the stuff but about the faith." Perhaps for that reason, Sue has always believed strongly in the integrity of her store and everything in it. She doesn't believe in underselling or discounting.
 
But perhaps the most remarkable thing is that Sue believes strongly in offering her customers what can't be bought…a place of retreat, a sympathetic soul to listen, and often times, a shoulder to cry on. And for that reason, people have developed a very personal real relationship with the Holts, and That Special Gift transcends the normal retail/customer relationship and has carried the Holt's and their business throughout the years. "People come in thinking 'That Special Gift' means something they can buy for someone else," said Sue "but they end up realizing that it's something special they received, just by coming into the store."
 
 
Audrey’s Hires New Representation for Michigan, New Jersey, and Midwest Territory
We are proud and excited to announce that Audrey’s is partnering with 3 new sales organizations for sales and service opportunities with our retailers. With Love and Associates closing their doors at the Minneapolis Gift Mart, Audrey’s will have new representation in the states of MN, WI, IA, ND, and SD with A ‘Rae of Goods including a brand-new showroom at the Minneapolis Gift Mart.  Alger Sales has come on board to represent Audrey’s in the state of Michigan and has been established since 1973. Eastern Sales Associates will be representing Audrey’s in the state of New Jersey and they have been established since 1985. All 3 sales organizations bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and years of experience within the industry. We look forward to their contribution in representing Audrey’s and service to our customers in those territories.
EASTERN SALES ASSOCIATES
New Jersey

2296 Halyard Drive
Merrick, NY 11566
516-557-2584
esagifts@optonline.net
 
ALGER SALES
Michigan


5652 Gibbing Rd.
Shelby Twp, MI 48317
800-287-5002
andrea@algersales.com
 
A'RAE OF GOODS
MN, WI, IA, ND, SD


Minneapolis Mart
Blue 108
952-933-2225
lisarae@araeofgoods.com
 
 
Covid-19 Update
We want to communicate with you that we are monitoring this business interruption situation and we realize that many of you and/or your areas have been impacted.  We wanted to let you know that our office is currently open, we are shipping orders daily, and we are available to help you if we can be of any service.  We have been fortunate that our supply chain and factories are back in production with only modest delays. We are also monitoring our local government mandates and communication as this situation evolves. We are committed to the health and well-being of your business and the safety and well-being of our employees. 
 
 
Ready to Ship Items Are Just a Click Away!
Please don't forget that we have four categories to help you find items that are in-stock for immediate ship so that you can stock your shelves quickly and easily.
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Spring Crossword Puzzle
DOWN
2. Flower that follows the sun
3. Rabbits eat these
4. Floppy and hops
5. Basketball (2 words)
7. Mom (2 words)
8. Dance (2 words)
10. Hunt for these (2 words)
12. On this holiday, Jews go without bread
13. Coughing, sneezing, stuffy nose
16. Girls wear these (2 words) (Hint: 1 piece, 2 piece)
17. Grab your mop and your dustpan
19. April showers bring May _____
22. Holiday
 
ACROSS
1. Footwear used for the beach
6. WARNING: May cause skin cancer!
9. Holy Thursday, _________, Holy Saturday (2 words)
11. Freshmen and sophomores take the PSAT, while juniors and seniors stress over this
14. A blessing to students (2 words)
15. Before seniors graduate, they go to this (Hint: Bash)
18. Time to save time (2 words)
20. Jump into ______
21. With this in the air, you'll start to sneeze
23. Used to protect the skin
24. Cap and gown
25. A bears deep sleep
 
 
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