Holiday Preparations: Don't Be Late

By Libby Basile, World Tea News Contributor

It’s time to stock your store for the holiday.

Not only are gift givers looking for new products, they are hoping to find tea items that will allow them to offer their friends and loved ones a true experience. For many, tea is more than just a beverage it’s an experience, which makes it a heart-warming and thoughtful gift to give. “This market is driven by many factors, including consumers wishing to save themselves agony over gift decisions while desiring to give a gift that is unique, personal, indulgent, convenient, fun to share and sure to please,” according to the Rockville, Mary., based firm. Just a thought Now is the time to start thinking about your holiday promotions. Here are the big sales dates to plan for this holiday season: Black Friday (Nov. 23, 2012) Cyber Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) Free Shipping Day (Dec. 17, 2011)