APPL Members in the News:

July 2014:

Grand Canyon Association and the National Park Service (in association with Bristlecone Media) partnered to create the video podcast series, "Grand Canyon in Depth." The videos explore the natural and human history of the Grand Canyon National Park. The series features park rangers, scientists and historians as they take us beyond the rim of the Canyon.

Portland Parks Foundation found a fun and creative way for Portlanders to show their support for parks in front of the City Council. On July 24th, Commissioner Fritz asked the City Council to refer a no-tax-increase park replacement bond to voters and to set the tone for this history-shaping effort. Portland Parks Foundation asked all in attendance to join in singing a revised version of a Woody Guthrie Classic, now entitled "This Park is your Park."

Zion Natural History Association partnered with University of Utah Press to publish a new book for Zion National Park enthusiasts. "A Zion Canyon Reader" is a compilation of writings about Zion Canyon. The book bear witness to conflicting viewpoints versus preservation and locals versus outsiders. Readers will also discover unfamiliar corners of the park and favorite hikes in a new light.

The National Parks Conservation Association collaborated with award winning singer-songwriter, Doreen Taylor, to create an anthem in honor of the splendor and magnificence of our parks with a song and music video, "Colors of the USA," in an effort to draw more people into the parks.

APPL Members featured in articles in Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine:

August/September 2014- Tips to Sell More Souvenirs at APPL Stores

June/July 2014- Best Dressed at the Park: Advice to Sell More T-Shirts

March 2014- From T-shirts to Scarves: Selling More Apparel on a National Stage

January 2014- Making Logos a Go: Trends in Custom Park Souvenirs

November/December 2013- Names for a Nation: Advice to Elevate Namedrop Gift Sales at National Parks

May 2013- Fit To a Tee: The T-shirt Picture at National Parks

March 2013- Patches and Pins: Stocking Small Merchandise for Big Profits

February 2013- National Parks Souvenirs and Gifts: Enticing Guests to Take the Experience Home

January 2013- On a Mission to Make a Statement: How T-Shirts Promote the Goals of Public Lands

October 2012- Keeping the Crowds Moving: Strategies for Shopper Turnaround from APPL Stores

August/September 2012- Water Bottles, Hiking Sticks and More: How APPL Stores Profit from Active Lifestyle Merchandise

June/July 2012- Best Souvenir Picks: Stocking Park and Historic Site Momentos that Sell

May 2012 - Taking a Treasure Home: Jewelry and Accessories at APPL Shops

January 2012 - Telling a Story with Souvenirs: Native American-made Products Are a Growth Area at National Parks
November/December 2011 - The Price is Right at $10 and Under: APPL Shops Hit the Mark with Bargain-Priced Souvenirs
October 2011 - Jewelry in the Parks: An American Public-Private Venture
August/Sept 2011 - Local Sources - APPL Stores Mine Their Regions for Souvenirs and Gifts
June/July 2011 - Training Pays - Delivering Top-Notch Customer Service at APPL Stores
April 2011 - Promoting Preservation through Play: Plush, Toys and Playthings at APPL Souvenir Shops
March 2011 - Meaningful Souveniers:  Jewelery Sends a Message for APPL Shops
February 2011 - Dressing for the Great Outdoors: T-Shirt Trends at APPL Gift Shops Around the Country
Nov/Dec 2010 - Souvenier Selling Strategies: How Buyers and Managers keep Stores Stocked for Success
October 2010 – Through the Lens: How to Capture Gift Business with Original Photography
Aug/Sept 2010 - Why Plush and Toys are Critical Categories for Park Retailers
June/July 2010 - Focus on Name-Dropped Products: APPL Park Shops Recognize the Power Behind the Name
May 2010 - APPL Stores Do a Brisk Business in Note Cards and Postcards
March 2010 - The Challenges of Retail Display at the Nation’s Public Lands
February 2010 - Nature 101: Merchandise That Covers the Park Terrain
January 2010 - Pleasing Kids and Adults Alike in the Children's Department