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10/14/2016 - Southern Hospitality at its Best: Smoky Mountain Gift Show
For fifty-one years the Smoky Mountain Gift Show has served the souvenir and gift market. On November 2-5, 2016 it will be returning to the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN.
10/13/2016 - Winter 2017 Philadelphia Gift Show Highlights
The first gift show of the season for Northeast retailers.
10/13/2016 - Los Angeles Show Venues Join Forces
The LA Mart and Urban Expositions have joined to reorganize the Winter 2017 edition of Los Angeles Gift and Home Market Week.
03/20/2015 - Annual TOY Fair Once Again a Success
Visitors from all over the world came together to network, buy and display the latest in TOYs, games and youth entertainment products.
12/01/2012 - Product Showcase - Hot Shades
Predicting the next hot look in sunglasses sometimes requires paying attention to celebrities, as consumers are influenced by the styles Hollywood starlets and heartthrobs sport in fashion magazines. As online wholesalers seek out the next big TREND in eyewear, there are a few key themes that are expected to carry over from 2012 to 2013.
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 - 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 - Drop Shipping For Retail ROI
E-retail companies and mom and pop shops that want to make more money without the potential of overstock headaches need not look further than drop shipping.
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.
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.
07/01/2011 - Buy4Store Finds New Ways To Serve Retailers
While some wholesalers may do a single thing well, Buy4Store.com is continually refining new and multiple ways to provide profitable opportunities to its retailer buyers.
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.
02/01/2011 - TOY and Game Forecast
From radio band helicopters to rubber band bracelets, it is not easy to figure out the next hot TOY.
09/11/2010 - Building Online Revenue with Affiliate Programs
"Do you want to make more money?" queried a certain line of infomercials in the 1990s.
08/01/2010 - Christmas & Holiday Preview
Might the nation's cash registers be set jing-jing-jingling again this upcoming holiday season?
06/01/2010 - Cracking the Code for Profits
The TOY market has always been difficult to gauge. Ever changing fads, not to mention the luxury item status of many TOYs during tougher economic times
05/01/2010 - A Warming TREND in Apparel
"The finest clothing made is a person's skin, but of course society demands something more than this."
05/01/2010 - The Rise of Mobile Apps
To date, the world of mobile retail has been confined largely to promotion and marketing. But that looks to be changing greatly in the coming years, with a move into outright sales and revenue production via mobile applications.
10/01/2009 - What's Hot for the Holidays?
GottaDeal.com, which has released early predictions of big sellers for Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving) for the past six years, predicts what's hot for Black Friday 2009.
09/01/2009 - Green Equals Green Dollars
One would have to be in a coma to miss this decade's retail buzzword: Green.
01/01/2009 - Online Buyers Expand Spending
Big ticket items, such as home appliances, have been among the products to be least purchased online.
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.
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.
03/01/2007 - Halloween Grows Up Online
Halloween has always been a seasonal marketplace about costumes, decorations, parties and candy.
02/01/2007 - Human Pets?
Pet related sales are projected to surpass $52 billion by 2009.