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04/01/2013 - Sales Sizzle with Cooling Towel
Kool-4-U Towels are made, without chemicals, from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while feeling dry and cool to the touch. The towels provide relief from a variety of conditions, including summer heat, sports, fever, headaches, hot flashes, sunburn, inflammation and more, and offer consistent sales because of their versatility.
02/01/2013 - New and Improved Scribbleband
Dave Bullock, a middle school teacher, noticed that students have a few common characteristics. "They love to wear stuff on their wrists, they love to write on their hands and arms, and they love colorful things," he says. When Bullock pieced this all together, he created the Scribbleband, a SOFT silicone bracelet that is made to write on. It has become a skin friendly way to take notes, jot down homework assignments and doodle.
02/01/2013 - Offprice On Top
Each year, trade shows are recognized for overall attendance, exceptional exhibit spaces and outstanding product offerings. In 2012, the OFFPRICE Show received a nomination as one of the fastest growing trade shows in terms of exhibit space and won for its overall growth in 2011, for a combination of the February and August shows. With 17 years under its belt, the OFFPRICE Show and its team of organizers have the attendee and exhibitor experiences down to a science, starting with the timing of the February show. "OFFPRICE in February is held during Las Vegas Fashion Week, which is a key component in the planning of the show," explains Stephen Krogulski, CEO. This strategic timing enables buyers to purchase goods as close as possible to upcoming seasons, while affording them the advantage of viewing future fashion trends in advance. "It allows retailers to make very opportunistic buys," he continues.
10/01/2012 - Sterling Reduces B2B Credit Card Processing Fees
Sterling Buying Group (SBG) has been around for more than six years, spearheaded by credit card processing industry veterans Howard Cooper and Kevin Schifrin, who have grown the company in excess of 40 percent annually. To Cooper, running the business is not just about getting clients in the door, it is about taking care of those clients and making sure that customer service is consistently at the forefront of every client interaction.
09/01/2012 - Sterling Helps Reduce Costs
Sterling Buying Group has been around for more than six years, spearheaded by credit card processing industry veterans who have grown the company in excess of 20 to 40 percent annually. To managing partner Howard Cooper, running the business is not just about getting clients in the door, it is taking care of those clients and making sure that customer service is consistently at the forefront of every client interaction.
08/01/2012 - Vapor Corp. Files for Padded Patent
Vapor Corp., an electronic cigarette company, has filed a patent for a "Padded Cartridge For An Electronic Cigarette Apparatus," with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a SOFT tip e-cigarette filter with the same tactile feel of a traditional cigarette.
12/01/2011 - World Trading 23 Expands
Online toy wholesaler World Trading 23 has used the success of its strong and varied product line to expand into more independent retail and chain stores across the country, as well as retail locations of its own.
11/01/2011 - Novelties & Souvenirs Forecast
Although the economy continues to be sluggish, innovative gift and novelty dealers are finding ways to engage shoppers and bring some fun to a marketplace that desperately needs a few smiles.
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 - Responding To Customer Needs, Toy Network Continues To Evolve
Responding to a changing marketplace, Toy Network LLC enjoys success as a nimble toy importer.
11/01/2010 - Sporting Goods
Is there such a thing as an industry that's truly recession-proof?
10/01/2010 - Pampered Princess Booms Online
Sharee Kowalski was a mom selling wholesale jewelry out of the trunk of her car 20 years ago.
09/01/2010 - Giftbliss Succeeds With Snow To Go
Giftbliss Sales started up in 1993 as a manufacturers' rep group.
03/01/2010 - Positive Trends for Toys & Souvenirs
A decent holiday season and the generally positive economic outlook for 2010 are boding well for companies specializing in toys and souvenirs
01/01/2010 - Trademark Global's Shark Line Of Value Priced Appliances
TRADEMARK GLOBAL is the exclusive distributor of the Shark and Euro-Pro factory service line of appliances.
12/01/2009 - Fragrances Forecast
Few consumer categories seem to be following the patterns of the national economy quite like that of fragrances.
11/01/2009 - Kiosks Spread Fun
Fun always attracts attention, especially if the source is something novel.
09/01/2009 - No To Health Mandates & VAT
The National Retail Federation has urged Congressional committees working on healthcare reform to reject any form of employer mandate.
08/01/2009 - ValueRays Warm Mouse
I-GLOBALMALL.COM INC. introduces the ValueRays Warm Mouse, a computer mouse that uses deep healing infrared radiant heat to relieve stress and strain to the hands.
07/01/2009 - Using Color to Influence Shoppers
The one major psychological influence that all retailers can make use of is color.
06/01/2009 - Picking Kiosk Product Winners
While good salesmanship and dedication are essential ingredients to success with kiosks and carts, selecting the right product is critical to attracting attention and making sales.
04/01/2009 - Duke Blankets Bedding Market
Seven years ago, Duke Imports set up business, primarily to wholesale acrylic blankets, comforters and quilts with its own "mink" blankets at the core.
03/01/2009 - Koozies Beverage Covers
MORE SALES introduces three Koozies, which are covers for beverage bottles and cans.
02/01/2009 - Mall Wants Small Retailers
As more chain retailers shutter stores, pull back on expansion plans or go out of business for good, the owner of Clifton Park Center in Clifton Park, NY, has scuttled its plan to fill vacant anchor space with a single tenant.
02/01/2009 - Astrojax Expands Line
ASTROJAX USA supplies an expanded line of the Astrojax three ball yo-yo-like toy that performs hundreds of tricks.
01/01/2009 - Profiting from Bamboo Apparel
There is an amazing new fiber that some people are calling Eco Silk, which is actually fabric made from bamboo.
01/01/2009 - New Products or Tried and True?
Successful carts and kiosks stop traffic. That can be accomplished with unique products that passersby haven't seen anywhere else, or with items that add a new twist to enduring best selling concepts.
07/01/2008 - Portable Pillow
PODILLOW INC. introduces PODillow, a pillow and base for use at the beach, on a massage table or elsewhere that not only ensures comfort, regardless of position, but also adds convenience.
06/01/2008 - Licensed Characters From NJ Croce
In 1983, when Nick Croce, Jr's father, Nicholas, announced that they were switching from brassware to Gumby products, Nick Jr thought he was crazy.
06/01/2008 - Gas Prices Drive Shoppers To Web
Concerns about the economy and rising gasoline prices may send more shoppers to the web. They cite the convenience and savings on gas in a recent survey by the investment firm of Piper Jaffray.
05/01/2008 - Pet First Aid
RAYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD. has developed the ultimate survival kit for dogs. Called the AKC Pet First Aid Kit, it was designed in association with and licensed by the American Kennel Club.
05/01/2008 - Expanding Towels
EZ TOWEL INC. has introduced a product by the same name. EZ Towel is compressed into a tablet shape the size of a stack of five nickels.
05/01/2008 - Air SOFT Guns From DP
DP & COMPANY carries a large and comprehensive selection of air SOFT guns.
03/01/2008 - Baggler Carries Bags
THE BAGGLER COMPANY offers The Baggler, a trademarked, patent pending device with three hooks that can hold up to 18 pounds each. This allows the user to easily carry a multiple of shopping bags aggregating 50 pounds in one hand.
02/01/2008 - Pain Eliminating Products
After 15 years of working in the restaurant industry, Mandy Chun Wah Or developed foot pain, a common occupational hazard
02/01/2008 - Great Toys at WholesaleCentral.com
During the recent holidays, online toy sales showcased the fact that this niche's boom a few years ago was no fluke.
02/01/2008 - Double Dragons Inc.
This company specializes in accessories for every brand and type of handheld tech gadget, including cell phones
12/01/2007 - Teaching Toys For Tots
PEEK-A-BOO STUFF LLC has developed Peek-A-Boo Bag, a SOFT pillow toy for infants that teaches as it entertains.
12/01/2007 - Scarves with Style
ROYAL TREND division of GREATWHOLESALEZ.COM has introduced a line of winter scarves with fashion decorations and embellishments.
11/01/2007 - Novelties & Souvenirs On Hot Streak
Sales for novelties and souvenirs never seem to go out of style, especially as we head down the homestretch to the holiday season.
08/01/2007 - Army Navy Expo
A brand new show, the Army Navy Military Expo, will make its debut at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, August 12-14.
07/01/2007 - Savvy Retailers Seek Hot Holiday Products
It is coming up fast: that time of year when the jingle of sleigh bells equals the jingle of change in the registers of savvy retailers.
05/01/2007 - Practice Net & Duck Cooler
ASSURANCE INDUSTRIES introduces Perfect-O-Play, a 40 by 40 inch adjustable, standalone, universal practice net.
04/01/2007 - Wholesale Web Jewelry: Spring / Summer Forecast
If your customers include divas, and you are stocking merchandise in preparation for the material mavens' pre-summer shopping season, then take heed... bling is the thing for spring!
04/01/2007 - Lighted Pocket Mirror
ZELCO INDUSTRIES INC. introduces the Swinger illuminated pocket mirror. It measures just over six and a half inches long and one and a half inches wide and fits easily in a pocket or purse.
04/01/2007 - Buyers Happy As Spending Grows
American consumers are a happy lot, and that bodes well for retailers this year. The University of Michigan's latest customer satisfaction index suggests spending will grow as much a 4.1 percent this quarter.
04/01/2007 - Apparel Niches Boost Profits
While fashion apparel is notoriously fickle, there are some niche apparel categories that drive sales full steam ahead.
02/01/2007 - WholesaleCentral.com Debuts Asian Sources
Ever since China was accepted into the World Trade Organization in December 2001, the world has seen a growing demand for quality exports from Asian businesses.