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07/01/2008 - Growing Creatures
SAY WHAT ENTERPRISES INC. offers Grow-ems, animated characters and creatures that are about two inches tall and grow to six times that size after soaking in water for a couple of days.
06/01/2008 - Remote Control Zooms Sales
In 1996, unlike his high school freshmen classmates, Kevork "Kev" Kouyoumjian was too industriously preoccupied to care whether or not he was in one of life's awkward stages.
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.
05/01/2008 - Illuminating Art
LEVY TRADING introduces Magic Draw, a kit that consists of a 15 by 12 inch special drawing pad, a special two sided pen that draws with light, and two stencils. All come in an easy to carry, durable plastic envelope.
05/01/2008 - Hasbro Buys Trivial Pursuit
Hasbro, Inc. has purchased all the intellectual property rights related to the Trivial Pursuit brand from Horn Abbot Ltd. and Horn Abbot International Limited.
05/01/2008 - Dell Tests Biz Service
The computer company, Dell Inc., is currently testing a new system that could help relieve small businesses from needing to employ IT experts. The test is now taking place in Dallas.
04/01/2008 - Value Price Expo Debuts In Vegas
Value Price Expo, a show devoted to wholesale sourcing of new products, will make its debut at the Alexis Park Resort Hotel in Las Vegas this May 6-8.
04/01/2008 - TOY Safety System
At its meeting during TOY Fair in New York City in February, the TOY Industry Association's (TIA) board of directors unanimously endorsed the general direction of a proposal for a new TOY testing.
03/01/2008 - Profit From Consumables
Changes have taken place at Discount Wholesalers, a supplier of closeouts for more than 12 years.
02/01/2008 - TOY Wonders: Titans of TOYS
TOY Wonders, the family owned and operated company, began in Taiwan four generations ago as a TOY exporting business.
02/01/2008 - Rocket Pockets Water Sport
ROCKET POCKETS INTERNATIONAL INC. introduces Rocket Pockets Water Sport
02/01/2008 - New Ways to Sell
Grabbing a consumer's attention amid the unending proliferation of goods and services can be a daunting task for retailers.
02/01/2008 - Largest ASD Vegas Show
More than 3,100 top exhibitors from around the world will gather in Las Vegas March 2 through 5 for the 2008 ASD/AMD Trade Shows
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.
01/01/2008 - OliZoid 3D Puzzles
OLIBLOCK offers its exclusive invention of OliZoid. It is a three dimensional jigsaw type puzzle that challenges and delights anyone from age three to adulthood.
01/01/2008 - My Bargain Bin Tests Sales
My Bargain Bin has opened a store inside the Amish farmer's market in Middletown, DE, in which it tests sales and pricing of every product it wholesales on its website.
01/01/2008 - CA Sues TOY Co's
Jerry Brown, California's attorney general, has leveled a lawsuit against 20 companies, claiming they sold TOYS containing unlawful quantities of lead.
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 - Build-A-Bear Expands
In a continuing effort to reach more boys, Build-A-Bear Workshop is expanding its test of Ridermakerz TOY car stores.
12/01/2007 - Bargains on Brand Watches
JKE LIQUIDATORS AND DISTRIBUTORS LLC supplies a selection of closeout, first quality Geneva brand watches for men and women.
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.
10/01/2007 - New Daily Closeout Alert Newsletter
A brand new service is available to online buyers to help find closeout and liquidation merchandise.
10/01/2007 - Crystal Fresh Tailors Programs
The familiar adage, "location, location, location," so often applied to real estate, applies in equal importance to the location of kiosks and carts.
09/01/2007 - Dollar General Goes Private
The 8,260 unit Dollar General Corp., based in Goodletsville, TN, has been acquired by a private investment group led by affiliates of New York City's Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP.
08/01/2007 - Fresh TOYS & Novelties Push Retail Profits
The number of new TOYS and novelties that come to market each year is a tribute to the imagination of inventors, designers, and suppliers.
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.
08/01/2007 - Dallas TOY Show
The TOY Industry Association (TIA) has announced that its 2007 Fall TOY Show will be hosted at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas, TX, from October 9-12, 2007.
06/01/2007 - Games From TV
NOVELTY POSTER COMPANY introduces several games based on popular TV shows and other tested titles.
06/01/2007 - Flexible Programs Drive Kiosk Sales
Kiosks devoted to multiple product categories, can generate sales and profits at holiday time. But what does a kiosk vendor do after the holiday lights come down?
05/01/2007 - Gothic Collectibles
BLEEDING EDGE expands on its popular series of Begoth fashion dolls and figures. Both versions are reflections of the pierce and tattoo culture, depicted in intricate detail.
05/01/2007 - 3D Drawing Pad
NATURAL PRODUCTS WORLDWIDE introduces a 3D Drawing Pad that turns drawings and written messages into three dimensional stereographic images, when viewed through the special 3D glasses that come with the pad.
04/01/2007 - TMX Elmo Is Top TOY
The TOY Industry Association singled out 11 TOYS as the most innovative of the past year at its seventh annual TOY of the Year (TOTY) awards ceremony, which preceded the American International TOY Fair in New York.
04/01/2007 - Google Premieres Checkout
Google unveiled a series of aggressive money saving promotions over the past few months, intended to hasten the adoption of its new Google Checkout feature among online retailers and consumers.
03/01/2007 - Halloween Grows Up Online
Halloween has always been a seasonal marketplace about costumes, decorations, parties and candy.
03/01/2007 - DVA Spells Entertainment
Beginning in the late 1980s as a wholesaler of videos, DVA has grown and thrived through flexibility and expansion of product offerings. It now supplies a full range of products related to entertainment.
02/01/2007 - Solid Year For Online TOY Sales
A survey of online TOY wholesalers and retailers reveals a good but not great year in 2006, and promising prospects for '07.
02/01/2007 - Securing the Right Financing
Plenty of great Internet success stories started in a basement office with a few hundred dollars and a dream.
02/01/2007 - Human Pets?
Pet related sales are projected to surpass $52 billion by 2009.
02/01/2007 - Galaxy Rock'N Rolls In Profits
"You could say a lot of different experiences helped me get to where I am today," says Lou Monachello, President of Galaxy Distributors.
02/01/2007 - AARP Web Shopping
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has launched its own retail shopping website. It is targeted to the group's base of 37 million members, who are all 50 years of age or older.
01/01/2007 - How the Small Survive Online
While the Amazons, Dells and Sears of the Internet landscape dominate online commerce, it is the small wholesalers and retailers who make the web hum. Statistics on the exact number of mom and pop websites are tough to come by, but needless to say that without the millions of small online storefronts dotting the web, ecommerce would not be the bustling, diverse selling alternative that it is.