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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.

04/01/2012 - Back-to-School Online
While kids are currently counting down to the first day of summer vacation, retailers are already merchandising for the new school year, filling their stockrooms with the essentials and the forecasted must-haves.

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.

02/01/2011 - ASD Vegas Opens Feb. 27
The ASD Show returns to Las Vegas February 27 - March 2, attracting 40,000 to 50,000 attendees, with buyers from all over the U.S. and overseas.

07/01/2010 - A Walk Through the FOOTWEAR Industry
Some 18 months ago, the FOOTWEAR industry was very much feeling the effects of the global economic crisis.

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 - Shopforbags.com Empowers Entrepreneurs
Buying from Shopforbags.com is an excellent way for store owners to stay ahead of their competition, because the company carries sought-after, trendy items not found anywhere else.

11/01/2009 - Overstock Avenue: New Name and Website
Madison Avenue Closeouts has announced the launch of their new name and website. The company is now operating under the name, Overstock Avenue.

09/01/2009 - OfficeMax Partners with Payless
Two heavyweight retailers in very different fields have partnered in a cross merchandising, back to school promotion.

09/01/2009 - Best Foot Forward
SIMON USA GROUP has a staff of shoe designers for manufacture in its own factory in China.

08/01/2009 - Making Emails Personal
If retailers' emails are to be effective, they must be relevant to each recipient and sent via their mobile phones and Facebook pages, said Mike Hilts, president and general manger of Yesmail, an email marketing service.

08/01/2009 - Dollar Store Items From JKE
JKE ENTERPRISES carries more than 10,000 different items encompassing 31 product categories.

08/01/2009 - Christmas and Holiday Buying Preview
"It's never too early to start thinking about the holidays," goes the old saying, and while the summer months may seem a bit premature to start contemplating the upcoming holiday.

08/01/2009 - Business Booms at Overstock Avenue
It's 2009, the economy is in a slump, and business is booming at Overstock Avenue.

07/01/2009 - Via Trading Live Auction Leader
In a business world full of buyouts, bailouts and bankruptcies, closeout wholesaler, Via Trading Corp., is a notable exception.

07/01/2009 - FOOTWEAR Fashion Forecast
Thanks in no small part to Sex and the City, upscale shoe brands like Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo became even more sought after, as a legion of Carrie Bradshaw wannabes set out to shod themselves just like their dashing demigoddess.

06/01/2009 - Push to Repeal Shoe Tax
The National Retail Federation is pressing Congress to pass legislation that would eliminate tariffs on a wide range of low cost imported shoes.

04/01/2009 - Apparel Bargains & Trends
It is no secret that consumers are scrutinizing every expenditure. Price matters when it comes to selling apparel in this market, according to suppliers across a broad spectrum.

02/01/2009 - Skechers Plans Kids Clothes
Skechers USA, a maker of popular lifestyle FOOTWEAR, has struck a licensing deal with the Adjmi Apparel Group for a line of children's clothing.

02/01/2009 - Beating the Giant Chains
It is a challenging economic climate for retailers big and small.

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.

01/01/2009 - Off-Price Apparel Show Feb. 15
The Off-Price Specialist Show takes place February 15-18 at the Venetian Grand Ballrooms in Las Vegas.

01/01/2009 - Color Me Flip Flops
FAP FOOTWEAR introduces Crayola Color Me Flip Flops, flip flops for children that come with three Crayola brand markers and have whimsical outlines that kids can color.

12/01/2008 - FOOTWEAR Fresheners
DIAMOND DIVA DESIGNZ has developed pouches that when placed in shoes after they've been worn, rid them of moisture, toxins and odors.

12/01/2008 - Easy Shopping At Shoenet.com
New sites emerge daily on the Internet. Conversely, countless sites fail. The result of this continuing shakeout is that one site often comes to dominate its category.

11/01/2008 - Integrity Drives Liquidation Innovation
It is said that necessity is the mother of all invention. This timeless adage certainly proved true for company founder and president Lisa Sperow when she started Madison Avenue Closeouts in 2002.

11/01/2008 - CLS Offers Solutions
With more than 20 years of experience handling, processing and liquidating product for many of the world's largest retailers and manufacturers.

11/01/2008 - Assessing a Store Location
Location is of critical importance to a retailer. Deciding where to place a new store or move a current one requires a lot of study and thought.

08/01/2008 - Friski Boots Take London by Storm
ITASCA MOCCASIN, which produces more than a dozen different styles of authentic leather moccasins, is building a worldwide fashion clientele.

08/01/2008 - FOOTWEAR & Apparel Forecast
Few categories can match the FOOTWEAR & Apparel niches when it comes to cultivating revenue from August through December. From Back-to-School to Christmas, consumers are buying shoes and clothes for school, work and gifting occasions.

05/01/2008 - YogaToes
YOGAPRO has introduced YogaToes, a new patented product that helps straighten bent toes and alleviate foot pain caused by tight shoes, high heels and overexertion.

05/01/2008 - Shoe Cover Up
JESSIEYU INC. has developed unique covers for ladies' shoes. It calls them Jessieyu and refers to them as, "the Millennium FOOTWEAR."

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.

05/01/2008 - Cool Feet Are Hot Items
The 13th century Persian poet, Rumi, wrote, "Let what you love be what you do," and Cindy Schultz, owner of www.MyCoolFeet.net is a perfect example of that.

03/01/2008 - FOOTWEAR Prices
The average price increase of athletic FOOTWEAR began slowing in 2007, according to preliminary data from the National Sporting Goods Association's initial sporting goods market data.

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

01/01/2008 - Shoppers Need Visuals
"People don't shop by reading text, they shop by visuals, like color and style," said Joe Chung, CEO and co founder of Allurent Inc., a web technology firm.

01/01/2008 - House of Hoops Debuts
House of Hoops is a new retail concept that has opened in New York City. It is a joint venture between Nike Inc. and Foot Locker Inc. and is devoted to basketball.

12/01/2007 - The Affluent Shop the Web
The affluent are popular online shoppers.

12/01/2007 - Friski Boots from Itasca
ITASCA MOCCASIN has expanded its line of genuine moccasins with new designs that feature elongated fringes. Newest among them is the Friski boot.

11/01/2007 - Web Apparel Sales Skyrocket
Apparel has become the largest and fastest growing component of internet product sales. Combined online sales of apparel, FOOTWEAR and fashion accessories, excluding jewelry, moved ahead of computer hardware and software in 2006.

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 - Fab FOOTWEAR Online
Did you know that Zappos.com went from $8.5 million in revenue five years ago to $597 million in 2006?

09/01/2007 - Back to School Update
Spending on back to school merchandise this fall is expected to average $563.49, up 6.9 percent from last year's average of $527.08.

07/01/2007 - Clothing Trumps Computers Online
As total web sales are projected to hit $259 billion this year, some shifts are taking place among the top selling online product categories.

06/01/2007 - Comfort Underfoot
CLIPEZE INC., the company that invented Clipeze lapel pins that allow for the easy attachment of ID badges, has taken another step, literally, in bringing fun to workers, especially those who spend hours on their feet.

05/01/2007 - Sweeper Slippers
HI-DOW INTERNATIONAL introduces, Sweeper Slippers. They have a removable microfiber on the bottom of an attractive slipper that absorbs dust, thereby sweeping the floor while they are worn.

05/01/2007 - Snap On Shoes
SNAPS! CUSTOM FASHION offers Snaps!, a line of interchangeable shoe fashion. It is a system that consists of a choice of five bottoms, and more than 100 tops, that snap on and off to change the look.

05/01/2007 - Skate Buds
2 MONKEY TRADING LLC introduces Skate Buds, strap on heel skates that easily strap to most sport shoes, providing an affordable alternative to sneaker skates.

05/01/2007 - Kohl's New Strategy
In an attempt to get more customers to shop more departments, Kohl's Department Stores has embarked on a new marketing effort titled, "Explore the Store."

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