6/2013 Jonathan Peart is the new Executive Director at Friends of Pompeys Pillar (formerly Pompeys Pillar Historical Association)

5/2013 Margo Carlock has joined the National Association for Interpretation as their new Executive Director

12/3/2012 Eastern National has put out a special supplemental edition of The Arrowhead on the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on National Park Service areas and on the NPS response

11/27/12 Meg Foley has joined Joshua Tree National Park Association as their new Managing Director.

5/18/12 Mount St. Helens Institute has joined APPL.

5/17/12 Friends of Acadia welcomes David MacDonald as their new President and CEO.


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

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