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Spring and Summer 2018 Draws to a Close

Spring and Summer 2018 Draws to a Close

We are just finishing up our Spring and Summer 2018 Gerson International seasonal program, and it’s a good time to begin reflecting on the results. First, and most importantly, thank you to all our customers for having the faith in Gerson to supply your inventory for the coming season!

More Accolades for Gerson Companies

More Accolades for Gerson Companies

The Gerson Companies continues to receive great accolades from publications reporting on trends and breaking news in the gift and decorative accessory industry.

Item 93715 / Wall Bar Lone Elm Studios™ 2017 Collection
Item 93715 / Wall Bar
Lone Elm Studios™ 2017

Gerson is excited to have yet another of our brands, Lone Elm Studios™, featured in the February 2017 edition of Giftbeat. This season, Gerson has brought forth a new lifestyle directive into the Lone Elm Studios™ brand called the Bohemian Bee Collection, which showcases an eclectic homegrown farm fresh feel, while juxtaposing exotic accents and well-traveled nuances.

A product from this brand-new collection was selected and featured in Giftbeat as part of the “home entertaining trend”: the Honeycomb Wood and Metal Wall Bar (Gerson Sku 93715).

Special features on this item include a ‘fun’ctional natural wood door with white Honeycomb design on the front. The door is hinged to the metal wall bar frame at the base so the door may be opened, and two metal chains are affixed to the door which allow for the door to rest level transforming it into a small tabletop perfect for mixing and pouring drinks.

Also included are four assorted metal hooks attached to the bottom of the metal bar frame, which are perfect for housing Lone Elm Studios™ double old fashioned and highball glasses (Gerson Skus 93737 / 93738), or stemware glasses.

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Item 93687 / Artsy Wall State Map
Lone Elm Studios™ 2017

The Gerson Companies products were also featured on www.giftsanddec.com, a popular website for breaking news in the gifts and decorative accessories industry. Giftsanddec.com created a list of the website editors’ favorite items from the Las Vegas Winter Market held from January 22nd to 26th, and both Gerson International and Lone Elm Studios™ product lines were recognized in “Trend Spotting in Las Vegas”.

Lone Elm Studios™ Artsy Wood State Map (Gerson sku 93687), also from the new Bohemian Bee Collection, was selected as a Geography 101 favorite for the list. At 28.5-inches long and 20-inches tall, this antique-finished piece is the perfect decoration for any casual décor setting with a little extra wall space. The map is crafted from fir wood with iron mounts on the back.

Gerson International Christmas products were selected for the list as Traditional Holiday favorites, including one of our Christmas trees adorned with a variety of tree decorations from our Winter Lodge, Christmas Traditions, and Ornaments Collections. All Wood Lodge and Christmas Traditions themed tree decorations can be found in the Gerson International Christmas Collection 2017 catalog from pages 13 to 156. Gerson International also offers a large assortment of ornaments in the same catalog from pages 420 to 488.

These great accolades from February are just a continuation of the national success of The Gerson Companies products. Gerson International was acknowledged in the special December 2016/January 2017 publication of Giftbeat, where our Holiday Seasonal Decor products were listed in the National Charts. Gerson was thrilled to also be included in the Spotlight: Vendors of the Year feature as a supplier that “outshines all others.”

Products Shown are from Gerson International 2017 Christmas Collection
Products Shown are from Gerson International 2017 Christmas Collection

In the November 2016 issue of Giftbeat, Gerson was recognized and listed as most important in the National Charts for Indoor/Seasonal and Outdoor/Seasonal product categories. One of our bestselling products from our Garden Meadow® brand was featured on the front cover of the November issue (Gerson Sku 71997).

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Item 71997 / Solar Industrial Cat and Dog Assortment Garden Meadow® Spring 2017 Collection

Visit our brand pages for more information on our nationally recognized products:

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Garden Meadow®

Like us on Facebook to stay updated on all our events and upcoming deals, such as warehouse sales, markets, and other seasonal promotions.  For full access to all our product lines and online ordering, fill out a customer application for access to our our website. With website access, orders can be placed easily online for our products, including our Book & Buy product lines like Gerson International and Garden Meadow®!

If you are interested in ordering Gerson International Harvest/Halloween or Christmas Collection products for 2017, the deadline to place orders is February 10th, 2017.

Gerson Makes Headlines on GIFTBEAT

Gerson Makes Headlines on GIFTBEAT

GIFTBEAT is the leading authority for the independent and gift retailers, and Gerson is thrilled to continue to be included in the lists of most important suppliers in our industry.

The November 2016 issue of Giftbeat featured Gerson Companies Garden Meadow brand on its front cover.  Additional Gerson products were recognized and listed as most important in the National Charts for Indoor/Seasonal and Outdoor/Seasonal product categories.  The top charts are created from submissions of 300 individual stores across the country.

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Solar products is one of the fastest growing categories at retail.  Gerson’s Industrious Cat and Dog assortment (Item # 71997) – which was featured on the cover of Giftbeat this month – is our best-selling style number in our Garden Meadow® product line .

Our Garden Meadow® offering creates a fun outdoor living experience for patios and gardens with unique, solar-powered products that are both artful sculptures by day and luminous accents by night.  Gerson also produces outdoor seasonal products in various brands including Gerson International and Everlasting Glow.

 

Visit our brand pages for more information on the Gerson outdoor seasonal product offered:
Gerson International
Garden Meadow®
Everlasting Glow®
Universal SunRay®

Gerson fall décor was specifically recognized on the top chart for Indoor/Seasonal products in this issue, as well as our various other seasonal branded product.  Our seasonal product is included in our Gerson International, Sterling, and Lone Elm product lines.

See our Valentine’s Day promotional flyer for ideas on upcoming seasonal product.

Like us on Facebook to stay updated on all our events and upcoming deals, like warehouse sales, trade shows, and other seasonal promotions.  For full access to all our product lines and online ordering, fill out a customer application on our website.

The GG Collection Product Care Compilation

Heritage Wood Collection Care
While the Heritage Collection wood pieces are Mango Wood, these pieces have a food-safe polyurethane coating, and therefor the use of oil on this collection is not advised. Instead, simply wipe with a damp cloth. Due to the metal inlay creating “crevices” on the surface, it is not advised to place non-solid or “wet” food directly on the surface.

Antiquity Wood Care
Mango Wood is a natural product that reacts to its environment. Although it is a durable hardwood, it is a good idea to periodically apply edible oil, such as olive oil or walnut oil to keep the wood from “drying out” and keeping its natural sheen.
Clean serving pieces after each use by wiping with warm soapy water, rinsing immediately and wiping with a soft dry cloth.
Again, rub with olive oil or walnut oil, protecting it from acidic foods, maintaining its beauty for years to come.
Do not submerge in water.

Flatware/Serverware Care
For best results and to prolong use, hand wash flatware.
Hand wash using a mild, non-abrasive dishwashing soap and towel.
To avoid pitting and staining caused by acidic foods and mineral salts from tap water, flatware should be washed and dried soon after use.
A stainless steel polish may be used to remove stains.
Do not clean with an abrasive soap, sponge or steel wool.
Do not allow stainless steel flatware to soak. Utensils must be properly cleaned soon after use to avoid staining.
Do not wash silver plated and stainless steel items together.
Do not wash in a dishwasher.

Ceramics Care
Hand wash oversized pieces in mild, non-abrasive dishwashing soap and soft cloth.
Dinnerware and serving pieces may be safely washed in a dishwasher using the low energy/air cycle. Avoid over-loading the dishwasher.
Bakers may be used in most microwaves and conventional ovens up to 400-425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do not place ceramics with attached metal in the oven.
Do not use casserole lids in the oven.
Do not take dishes from refrigerator and place directly in a heated oven.
Do not place ceramics in the freezer.
CAUTION: Over tightening screws may cause breakage. On any ceramic or glass item that has a metal attachment, it is recommended that the attachment never be removed as replacing could cause damage.

Hammered Metal Care
Hand wash glass items with a mild, non-abrasive dishwashing soap and soft cloth.
Do not wash glass items in dishwasher.
Glass items are not tempered and should not be used to serve hot beverages or food.
Do not place glass items in the oven or microwave.

Gerson’s Company Values

May of 2016 marks The Gerson Companies’ 75th anniversary in business. The owners of this company wanted to commemorate this milestone with cementing the values and a mission statement company employees have always strived to achieve. The below values were gradually announced to employees over six weeks.

THE GERSON COMPANIES’ MISSION STATEMENT:
To source, design and provide exciting quality products at competitive prices delivered accurately, efficiently and with integrity.

THE GERSON COMPANIES’ VALUES:
G – Get It Done
An attitude of whatever it takes to facilitate success.

E – Embrace An Entrepreneurial Spirit
Adapt and look forward.

R – Rally Around Each Other
Genuinely care, respect and strive to help each other and the community.

S – Strive To Grow & Prosper
Employees see opportunities to passionately pursue enhancement of themselves and The Gerson Company.

O – Our Customers Matter
Ideas and opinions of our customers are listened to and acted upon to ensure mutual success.

N – Nurture Innovation
Provide and support the resources for bringing new products and solutions to the market.

Sterling Tree Product Maintenance Questions

This page includes information to the most popular questions received about Sterling tree products.

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SoReal 360° LED Candles – For Your Home

Thank you for your interest in LED SoReal 360° candles. The realistic moving flame technology offered in each SoReal LED candle brings the romantic glow of wax candles without the need to worry about an open flame. This candle category offers an appealing view from 360 degrees.

Each candle includes a five hour timer, a soft vanilla scent, and includes patent pending technology. Offered in multiple sizes, including pillars and votives, each candle works with three AAA batteries. The candles have a 30-day battery life when using three AAA and the five-hour timer feature. We suggest Duracell batteries to give your candles the longest life possible.

Play the video below to view our SoReal 360° LED candles in action!

Motion FlameTM 360° LED Candles – For Your Home

Thank you for your interest in LED Motion FlameTM 360° candles. The realistic moving flame technology offered in each Motion FlameTM 360° LED candle brings the romantic glow of wax candles without the need to worry about an open flame. This candle category offers an appealing view from 360 degrees.

Each candle includes a five hour timer, a soft vanilla scent, and includes patent pending technology. Offered in multiple sizes, including pillars and votives, each candle works with three AAA batteries. The candles have a 30-day battery life when using three AAA and the five-hour timer feature. We suggest Duracell batteries to give your candles the longest life possible.

Play the video below to view our Motion FlameTM 360° LED candles in action!