Museum stores add dimension to bottom lines

Crystal Bridges gift shop took in $1.82 million in ’12

Posted: February 24, 2013 at 2:50 a.m.

Mary Douthit, retail operations manager, organizes a display on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, inside the museum store at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Running a for-profit gift shop in a nonprofit museum, though seemingly contradictory, produces revenue that goes hand in hand with the operation of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, said Mary Douthit, retail manager.

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Business, Pages 67 on 02/24/2013