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10/01/2009 - Sears Adds TOY Shops
In time for the holiday shopping season, Sears has added new in-store TOY shops.
09/01/2009 - TOYS & Novelties Extravaganza
TOYS and novelties are in high demand this holiday season, as long as they represent good value for dollars spent on fun.
09/01/2009 - Hurry Up Dice Game
RANDOMLINE INC. has introduced Hurry Up, a fast paced dice game that also includes mental and mathematical challenges.
09/01/2009 - Green Equals Green Dollars
One would have to be in a coma to miss this decade's retail buzzword: Green.
08/01/2009 - Auctions at A&W Surplus
Six years ago, after a decade in the wholesale supply business, A&W Surplus in Fresno, CA added weekly online auctions.
07/01/2009 - Using Color to Influence Shoppers
The one major psychological influence that all retailers can make use of is color.
07/01/2009 - TOYS R Us Expands
TOYS "R" Us Inc. has introduced "R" Market, a new dedicated shop in select TOYS "R" Us stores, that features an expanded assortment of consumables and commodities.
07/01/2009 - New ASD East Trade Show
Nielsen Business Media's Merchandise Group, producers of the ASD trade shows, will hold a re-focused show, ASD EAST, September 13-15, 2009 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.
06/01/2009 - Finding the Wholesale Products You Need
In the early days of WholesaleCentral.com, buyers were constantly asking us where they could find specific products.
05/01/2009 - Versatile Lemonade Stand
CARDBOARDESIGN offers approximately 50 different products, including nine for kids, all made of recycled, recyclable cardboard.
05/01/2009 - Totem City & Totem Nature
HIP FROM HOLLAND introduces two different versions of Totem, which are a combination of jigsaw puzzles and building parts, from its Kids on Roof brand of games and TOYS designed in Amsterdam.
05/01/2009 - The Cricket TOY
"Chirp! Chirp!" THE CRICKET TOY has developed a TOY by the same name, which is designed to fill awkward moments with the sound of a cricket's chirping.
05/01/2009 - Teddy Scares
APPLEHEAD FACTORY has created a family of Teddy Scares.
05/01/2009 - Pumgo Scooter
LAND SURF INC. introduces Pumgo, a scooter that takes its name from its pump and go operation.
05/01/2009 - Pony Tire Swing
PONY PAL SWINGS supplies the Pony Pal Tire Swing, which is based on its copyrighted design of a swing made from bias tires and fashioned into the shape of a pony.
05/01/2009 - Orbit Wheel
INVENTIST introduces The Orbit Wheel, which is a cross between the skateboard and inline skates.
05/01/2009 - Meet the GreeNees
A SHY DREAM introduces a family of six dolls, each patterned after an actual child's drawing.
05/01/2009 - Home Fish Hatchery
GEOSPACE INTERNATIONAL offers Easy-Hatch, a home aquarium that accommodates fish embryos that hatch live Killifish.
05/01/2009 - Electronic Card Dealer
WHEEL-R-DEALER offers a handheld electronic playing card dealer, under the name, "Wheel-R-Dealer."
05/01/2009 - Yackle Balls
TTALF TOYS has extended its line of Yackle Ball, the X shape aerodynamic TOY that makes playing catch easy and fun, for people of all ages.
05/01/2009 - Arrowcopter Flying Light
ARROWCOPTER INC. offers its Arrowcopter high flying TOY in a choice of three packages.
05/01/2009 - Animal Card Game
MATTER GROUP offers the Xeko series of trading card games that are designed to educate kids about animals and biodiversity.
04/01/2009 - Zaps Flying Insects
FLYING INSECT has introduced two versions of an electric fly swatter. One is low powered and designed primarily to kill mosquitoes, and its high powered counterpart kills wasps and bees.
04/01/2009 - Roth's Choice
This company specializes in closeouts of name brand personal hair care products, including blow driers and curling irons.
04/01/2009 - Fun For Kids From Peabodys
The card kits sold by Peabody's TOYS That Teach Inc., are a product waiting to explode.
03/01/2009 - Indys Buck Tide
Examples of independent merchants that are weathering choppy economic waters better than their giant retail brethren continue to be reported in many parts of the country.
02/01/2009 - Twisteez Crafts Profits
Twisteez is a product that invites creativity.
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.
02/01/2009 - Mini Helicopter
HOBBYTRON.COM introduces a line of Ed Hardy remote control helicopters, UFOs and boats.
02/01/2009 - FTC Studies Minimum Price Rules
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it will hold a series of four to six workshops to gather information on the impact of a controversial court decision that makes it easier for manufacturers to set minimum prices.
02/01/2009 - Beating the Giant Chains
It is a challenging economic climate for retailers big and small.
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.
02/01/2009 - Asias Got the Goods
"Made in China" is a tag that most American consumers are familiar with. Asia has long been a great source of merchandise, ranging from TOYS to electronics to jewelry, apparel and accessories.
02/01/2009 - Animal Trophy Puzzles
CARDBOARD SAFARI has introduced three dimensional cardboard jigsaw puzzles in the form of animal trophies.
01/01/2009 - Online Buyers Expand Spending
Big ticket items, such as home appliances, have been among the products to be least purchased online.
01/01/2009 - Excess Holiday Inventory
With the holidays receding in the rearview mirror, retailers from all niches will need to send back pallets of excess merchandise inventory.
12/01/2008 - Pirate Farkel
LEGENDARY GAMES INC., originator of the Farkel Factory and the pocket farkel, has introduced another version of a small, portable farkel game. It is Pirate Farkel.
12/01/2008 - Lucky Lotto Dice
DAY DREAM GAMES has developed Lotto Dice, a new way to determine numbers to play on virtually any lottery.
12/01/2008 - Lighted Tiny Helicopter
2 MONKEY TRADING LLC introduces Micro RC UFO, a remote control helicopter that contains LED lights.
12/01/2008 - High-Flying Sales at HobbyTron.com
HobbyTron.com was founded more than eight years ago as a niche retail provider for enthusiasts of electronic kits.
12/01/2008 - Beer on Your Belt
BIG MOUTH TOYS.COM has designed and manufactured The Six Pack Holster, a belt with six pockets, each designed to hold a 12 ounce traditional beer or soda can.
12/01/2008 - Bakugan Bandwagon
NOVELTY GIFT COMPANY is a source for Bakugan, the hit TV show that features battle brawler spheres that morph into monsters when rolled, and its accompanying trading card game.
11/01/2008 - Value Price Expo
Value Price Expo has announced a full slate of shows for 2009, providing retailers with increased opportunity to source the extreme-value merchandise they need to stay competitive in a tough economy.
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.
10/01/2008 - Safe, Cheap Batteries
EVERGREEN (C.P.) USA, INC. now offers the Player brand of extra heavy duty "green" batteries.
10/01/2008 - Kole Boosts Closeouts
Kole Imports, a large and long time wholesale supplier of a comprehensive array of general merchandise at significantly low prices.
10/01/2008 - Excellent Costumes
DRESS UP AMERICA supplies costumes that are of superior quality in comparison with those generally sold just for the Halloween holiday.
09/01/2008 - Super Flying Monkey Returns
NOSTALGIC IMAGES, best known for its nostalgic metal signs, has brought back the very popular Super Flying Monkey.
09/01/2008 - Liss Eliminates The Middleman
Twenty five years ago, Robert Liss recognized overseas manufacturers' need to obtain distribution in the U.S. and buyers' need to gain their products at affordable prices.
08/01/2008 - TOYS & Novelties for Fun & Profits
Fun is never out of style. It reaches across all geographic regions and every demographic, and people pay for it, regardless of the economy.