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04/01/2009 - New Show at Meadowlands
American Variety Merchandise Expo, a new, all wholesale general and variety merchandise trade show, debuts May 31 through June 2 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ.
04/01/2009 - Innovative Products at Silver Streak
Mike Mallon, CEO of Silver Streak Ind., knows how to help his customers move product.
04/01/2009 - Future Retail Formats
Not surprisingly, the economic downturn will be a big influence on which retail STORE formats will prosper and which will fade over the next few years.
03/01/2009 - Web Sales Rising
Despite the recession, online retail sales will likely keep climbing in 2009.
03/01/2009 - Web Club Touts Deals
DealBundle.com, a worldwide online social shopping club, has been established by YippeeO LLC.
03/01/2009 - Small Sizes Equal Big Profits
The definition of Minimus is: a) a company that has increased in size very quickly and efficiently, b) an item of the smallest size, c) a large selection of individually sized items, d) all of the above.
03/01/2009 - Brand Names From Continental
For the past 20 years, Continental Wholesale LLC has been obtaining products from some of the nation's largest retailers.
02/01/2009 - Growing Sales With Sunglasses
Sunglasses are among the highest profit retail categories. What's more, they are far less seasonal than in the past. Just look at the celebrities who wear them winter and summer.
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.
12/01/2008 - Marketing Closeouts, What Makes a Good Closeout?
"When written in Chinese, the word, 'crisis,' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity." - John F. Kennedy
12/01/2008 - Great Gifts from JKE
JKE ENTERPRISES LLC offers two different bath and body gift sets through its higher end, egwholesalers.com division.
12/01/2008 - Good Web Shopping
If a shopper has a bad experience on a retail website, the online merchant may never see that shopper again, just as a STORE would not regain a disappointed shopper.
11/01/2008 - Shipping Promotions That Drive Sales
With the holidays quickly approaching, there is no better time to take a close look at the shipping offers you provide your customers.
11/01/2008 - Retailers See Strength Online
Online retailers reported profitability last year and believe online shopping will be more resilient than other channels in the months ahead, according to a newly released study by Forrester Research for Shop.org.
11/01/2008 - MBK Guarantees Sales
Money back guarantees are a rarity in the closeout wholesale liquidation business.
11/01/2008 - Consumers Love Coupons
As Americans attempt to stretch their disposable DOLLARs, we are becoming a nation of coupon clippers.
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.
11/01/2008 - 99¢ Only STOREs Raise Prices
For the first time since its inception 26 years ago, 99¢ Only STOREs is raising its top price to 99.99 cents, an increase of just under a penny. This keeps the chain of 277 STOREs in four states within the DOLLAR STORE realm.
10/01/2008 - Using Live Chat to Boost Sales
It has been reported for some time now that adding an attended Live Chat strategy to a website can help increase sales.
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.
09/01/2008 - Luxury Retail Update
In defiance of the lyrics of an old song that says, "The rich get rich and the poor get poorer," luxury retailers and their landlords report that the rich are stepping back from shopping at luxury STOREs right now.
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.
09/01/2008 - Gifts & Housewares Spell Holiday Sales
New product introductions provide impulse attention to gift and housewares categories. It is carefully selected price points, however, that make it easy for consumers to buy on impulse with accessible cash.
09/01/2008 - Back to School Trends
One fifth of parents nationwide have set aside a portion of their stimulus check for back to school purchases
08/01/2008 - Easy DVD Profits
Those who equate low priced DVDs with poor quality have never purchased from SuperDVDMart.com, a company which manufactures about 100,000 DVDs on-site every day using professional, digitized, high-definition printing.
07/01/2008 - Windfall Of Success For Iron Stop
The process today of manufacturing wind spinners is not much different than it was when Ron Spinks, President of Iron Stop, came up with the idea and began creating them in his garage.
06/01/2008 - Innovative Signs
SignsSeen.com, owned and operated by Andy Greenbaum, is an Internet business that sells signs. It carries close to 3,000 products, and is a comprehensive source of information about the wide variety he carries.
05/01/2008 - The Joy of Accessories
In 1973, Debbie Tierney was selling jewelry and accessories to her hairdresser for extra money, while her husband was at work. She envisioned growth, but nothing more than simply selling to a few more hairdressers and some local shops.
05/01/2008 - Identity Marketing
Retailers employ different marketing strategies these days. As competition for consumers' disposable DOLLARs intensifies, retailers take very different routes to improving and maintaining their market share.
04/01/2008 - Salco Launches Ezwholesaler.com
Expansion of product categories and rapid growth has prompted Salco Distributors to launch the ezwholesaler.com website.
04/01/2008 - Exist or Not Exist: Securing the Buyer's Attention
In last month's column, I wrote about building sales momentum through relevance and consistency.
04/01/2008 - DOLLAR STOREs Thrive In Tough Times
Discussions of whether, technically, the nation is or is not in recession, and how long and how deep it might be, are irrelevant, suggests Jeff Green.
03/01/2008 - Niches Boost Apparel Sales
The retail apparel sector can benefit significantly by expansion into niche clothing markets. A wide range of suppliers specializing in niches have gained strength nationwide, and also in geographic areas with differing demographics.
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.
12/01/2007 - Sweet Smell Of Scent Success
Fragrances and scented products have a way of selling themselves, and there are scores of merchandise resellers cashing in on that very idea.
12/01/2007 - One Stop Shopping At Ohio Wholesale
The concept for Ohio Wholesale, Inc. began more than thirty years ago, when Nick and Terry Harbarger traveled to Mexico to purchase giftware items, which they sold in the US.
12/01/2007 - Family DOLLAR Adds Food
Family DOLLAR will open 300 new STOREs in its coming fiscal year.
11/01/2007 - Websites to Get Facelifts
As today's shoppers become more discriminating about their interactions online, the stakes are being raised for retailers to provide a consistently positive, more sophisticated experience.
11/01/2007 - Pewter Dezigns
Pewter Dezigns was born from co-owner Ann McNally's fascination with symbology.
11/01/2007 - DOLLAR STORE Strategies
Variety is the spice of life. William Cowper first shared this profound thought with the world nearly 250 years ago.
10/01/2007 - Linking Housewares To Foods
Today's specialty food market is vibrant and growing, and it's an opportunity for housewares retailers to grow their business
10/01/2007 - Five Business Burdens
There are very few entrepreneurs who would trade owning their own business for anything in the world.
09/01/2007 - Shrink Is Big
Retailers' loss to theft is higher than many realize. Just ten percent of major retailers believed their level of shrink was high in comparison to their competitors, according to one recent study.
09/01/2007 - Shoe STOREs Consolidate
The Finish Line Inc.'s agreement to buy Genesco Inc. for $1.5 billion brings 2,850 shoe STOREs under single ownership
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 - Choosing The Right Shopping Cart
Without a stable shopping cart that is easy for customers to navigate, etailers will find themselves at a distinct disadvantage
07/01/2007 - Free Seminars at August Merchandise
ASD/AMD is offering Complimentary Seminars with registration for the August 12-16, 2007 ASD/AMD Trade Shows in Las Vegas.
05/01/2007 - Find Products with Wholesale Power Search
When it comes to searching for products on the web, no one wants to waste time.
04/01/2007 - Web Re-Design For Success
Most experts advise web marketers to do a fairly complete overhaul of their site designs once every two or three years. Some say that you should redesign every single year, in order to stay ahead or at least level with the competition.