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10/13/2016 - 3 Cash and Carry Gift Shows for CHRISTMAS Buying
Three upcoming Cash and Carry Gift Shows by Urban Expositions.
02/01/2013 - Master Cutlery with Top Notch Knives
Master Cutlery was founded 30 years ago when Jackie Lee's parents established one of the first American companies to source knives from their native China. "My father saw a great opportunity, and he forged relationships with manufacturers who were able to get him these products," she explains. "The company has grown every year since its launch." The firm currently operates out of a 100,000 square foot facility in Secaucus, NJ, where Lee is VP of operations.
01/01/2013 - Strength in eCommerce Sector
Retail ecommerce spending for the first 32 days of the November-December 2012 holiday shopping season reached $21.4 billion, marking a 14 percent increase versus the corresponding period last year, according to Internet analytics company comScore.
08/01/2012 - Impulse Gifts Grab Sales
It is easier than ever for retailers to stock up on gift and novelty merchandise in preparation for successful holiday sales. This is because online wholesalers not only stay on top of hot trends and have plenty of popular merchandise available, they also continue to invest in website functionality that enables buyers to quickly see what is new, peruse colorful catalogs, avail themselves of web specials, and place and track orders online.
07/01/2012 - Innovative Toys Create Sales
Toys are always big sellers for independent retailers, whether for stocking shelves for the holidays or for year-round gifting occasions like birthdays. Marketers tend to agree that the more innovative the product, the greater the sales.
06/01/2012 - Robert Greenspan: Wholesale Legend
Robert E. Greenspan is one of the great American wholesale success stories of the last 40 years.
06/01/2012 - Wholesalers See Big Holiday Season
It's that important time of year again, when independent retailers begin buying holiday season products for their ecommerce warehouses and store shelves. What is going to be hot among CHRISTMAS and Hanukkah shoppers in 2012?
05/01/2012 - Kole's Wholesale Buying Tips
With over 25 years' experience, Kole Imports knows the preferences of today's frugal retailers, and their equally cost-conscious customers.
03/01/2012 - Analyzing Google Analytics
When selling merchandise online, it is not enough to simply track sales.
03/01/2012 - Fear, Fun & Profits This Halloween
For most holidays, consumers purchase decorations and merchandise that promote cheer or comfort such as bunnies for Easter, snowmen for CHRISTMAS, or a Thanksgiving cornucopia.
01/01/2012 - Mother's Day Gifts
Every mother is different. Some moms love cute, sentimental gifts, while others prefer more practical items.
12/01/2011 - Fragrant Smell of Success
Some products are always in demand, especially items used for setting a mood and holiday gift giving.
09/01/2011 - Spring Trends Focus on Value
As the economy is still in a state of recovery, suppliers are working hard to offer deals that will help store owners survive.
08/01/2011 - Gift And Decor Wholesalers Adapt and Thrive
The gift and decor industry covers a wide range of merchandise, but some universal trends can be found when taking a closer look at the industry?s suppliers.
07/01/2011 - Footwear Suppliers Basic Styles And Tropical Sandals Are Hot
From sandals on the Fourth of July to toe socks at CHRISTMAS, footwear and hosiery are always in season.
06/01/2011 - Leading Holiday Suppliers Offer Trend Advice For Seasonal Success
Just about every retail business gets a vital boost in the final months of the year, but for merchants who specialize in seasonal goods, there's no season like the holiday season.
03/01/2011 - Fearless Halloween Forecast
For retailers looking to cash in on America's love of Halloween, there are no tricks, even in a down economy.
11/01/2010 - Alligator Heads For Smiles & Profits
You never know where a hobby like fossil collecting might lead you. Just ask Robert McDade, CEO and founder of Natural Selections Inc., who started collecting fossils and minerals as a hobby.
10/01/2010 - Jewelry & Watches Rebound
Time may indeed heal all wounds, as the old saying goes, if the recent performance of the jewelry and watches segment of the economy is any indicator.
09/01/2010 - Giftbliss Succeeds With Snow To Go
Giftbliss Sales started up in 1993 as a manufacturers' rep group.
08/01/2010 - The Party Animal Inc. Unveils Lil' Teammates
Party Animal Inc. has become the talk of the sports toy industry this year, thanks to a new line called Lil' Teammates.
08/01/2010 - CHRISTMAS & Holiday Preview
Might the nation's cash registers be set jing-jing-jingling again this upcoming holiday season?
07/01/2010 - Boo-Boo Bling
The idea for Boo-Boo-Bling, a unique bandage decoration that turns unsightly scars and blemishes into fashion accessories, came about the old-fashioned way
07/01/2010 - No Business Like Snow Business
After one of its products became a breakout best-seller, Gift Bliss had to grapple with the challenges of success. While most wholesalers carry a range of products, none would complain if just one of those items became a hot seller.
07/01/2010 - The Party Animal Unveils Lil' Teammates
The Party Animal Inc. is the talk of the sports toy industry this year,
06/01/2010 - Hot Bandz Bandwagon
A new kids' jewelry product has twanged and snapped its way into a genuine youth fad. Rubber band bracelets, known collectively as, "bandz," are the latest hot craze to pique the interest of the 12 and under set
06/01/2010 - Home Furnishings & Housewares On Roll
The home furnishings and housewares segment of consumer goods has come through the economic downturn with mostly flying colors, according to both U.S. government statistics and purveyors of goods in the category
10/01/2009 - Sears Adds Toy Shops
In time for the holiday shopping season, Sears has added new in-store toy shops.
04/01/2009 - Dakota Steel Art For Wind Spinners
Wind spinners have come a long way from their origin. In the Thirties, they were called wind twirlers, and were similar to a vertical windmill, in that a single twisted piece of metal was angled into the wind.
03/01/2009 - Editor's Hot Product Picks March 2009
Editors Hot Products from the March 2009 issue of Web Wholesaler Magazine.
02/01/2009 - Survey: Independent retailers best at CHRISTMAS
According to a CHRISTMAS retailing survey by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, independent retailers fared better-relatively speaking-than chain stores during the 2008 holidays.
12/01/2008 - Editor's Hot Product Picks December 2008
Editors Hot Products from the December 2008 issue of Web Wholesaler Magazine.
12/01/2008 - Wow! On Windows
WOWINDOWS LLC offers themed art, printed on a plastic film, that goes over windows and illuminates the illustrations from the interior house lights after dark, and from sunlight during the day.
12/01/2008 - Burlesque DVD Yule Log
YULE A GO-GO has combined a dozen familiar holiday songs with professional burlesque dancers on a DVD with a roaring fireplace background.
11/01/2008 - Holiday Email Tips
Major online retailers began sending holiday emails on October 28th last year, 58 days before CHRISTMAS, according to a new report.
11/01/2008 - Early Holiday Shopping
More than one in three holiday shoppers, or 62.3 million adult consumers, report they begin holiday shopping before Thanksgiving.
11/01/2008 - Challenging Holiday Season
Forecasters see gains in retail sales over the holidays, but the gains are expected to be less than in years past.
05/01/2008 - Snowglobe Xmas DVD
SNOWGLOBE CHRISTMAS introduces, A Snowglobe CHRISTMAS DVD, designed to add a comforting ambiance to the season as background, and as entertainment during parties and other gatherings.
03/01/2008 - Customer Is King At Amglo
Amglo Inc., located on the web at www.amgloinc.net, is a direct importer and wholesaler of an all encompassing selection of seasonal merchandise.
02/01/2008 - Novelty Night Lights
SPIN SHADES CORP. introduces Spin Shades. It is an exclusive, patented night light with a shade that spins from the heat of the light bulb.
01/01/2008 - Catching Eyes at Kiosks
Products sold from kiosks and carts must have visual appeal. The greatest new products can get lost in the shuffle, if they are not displayed in a manner that attracts shoppers' attention.
11/01/2007 - Pewter Dezigns
Pewter Dezigns was born from co-owner Ann McNally's fascination with symbology.
10/01/2007 - Gift Giant Joins Santa's Pen
Although kiosks and carts are increasingly present all year long, they swell by double digit proportions during the fourth quarter holiday season, propelled by none other than Santa.
10/01/2007 - Ghosts Push Halloween Sales
Halloween is second only to CHRISTMAS in the holiday decorations market.
08/01/2007 - Dress Up America Expands Costume Line
Dress Up America, Inc. has extended its line of high quality, affordable costumes, from an initial 35 designs to more than 100.
03/01/2007 - PC Costly for Big Boxes
Political correctness at some of the country's big box chains may explain why Best Buy and others underperformed over the 2006 holidays, and why some independents thrived.
03/01/2007 - Colors Turn Vibrant
Chili Pepper, a deep, vibrant red, comes to the forefront of color in products this year. For home fashion, newer, more vibrant colors join with earth tones, according to forecasts by two leading color consultants.
02/01/2007 - Gift Cards Keep Giving
Gift cards reached an estimated $24.8 billion, or about four percent of all 2006 holiday spending, according to most estimates.