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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.
04/01/2013 - Keep Bugs at Bay
No one likes to have their personal space invaded by mosquitos, gnats, flies and no-see-ums, and consumers are looking for ways to safely protect themselves and their families from these annoying pests without the use of messy, and often toxic, bug sprays. Retailers who incorporate Bandz and Spotz, DEET-free, citronella-infused insect repellent products from Mosquitno, LLC, into their product offerings, can help consumers keep bugs away as well as enjoy the profits these impulse buys bring to their bottom lines.
09/01/2012 - Kheops-Meaningful-Business
How can a business inspire harmony? How does making a purchase result in a deeper connection with nature? Most importantly, what in the world does the web have to do with it? Kheops International has answers, all of which come in the form of meaningful gifts. As a leading wholesaler and drop shipper of candles, treasure boxes, figurines and other spiritual items, Kheops shares its appreciation for harmony and nature via its selection of gifts and jewelry.
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.
10/01/2011 - Grill Topper Leaves a Searing Impression at Retail
Imagine you and your pals work at a foundry. After spending your shift pouring molten metal and hauling heavy loads, you hang out with your friends from the plant.
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.
08/01/2011 - Gift And Decor Wholesalers Adapt and Thrive
The gift and decor industry covers a wide range of merchandise, but some universal trends can be found when taking a closer look at the industry?s suppliers.
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.
12/01/2010 - Sunny Outlook For Solarrific
Grace King is a wholesaler with a mission. "I started my company in 2007, when the price of oil was getting high.
11/01/2009 - Scents from Expanding Beads
SCENTS & MORE has introduced Decojel beads, under its Sermo brand. Decojel consists of tiny beads of a non toxic polymer that expand to 400 times their original size, after soaking in water for about 10 hours.
11/01/2009 - Conserving for Profit
The environment and the economy go hand in hand.
08/01/2009 - High Margins For Kiosk Success
Because carts and kiosks necessarily contain a limited variety of product, it is not only important that products sell through at a rapid pace, but also that each sale garners the vendor a healthy profit margin.
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.
05/01/2009 - Patriotic Neckbuddy
LIBERTY STIX introduces an electronic device by the same name that looks, tastes and feels like a cigarette, but does not emit smoke, toxins, tar, carbon monoxide, carcinogens, second or third hand smoke or odor.
04/01/2009 - Hemp: Not Just For Textiles
Hemp has been finding its way to store shelves for many years, even without knowing the extensive benefits of such a green profit.
04/01/2009 - Dakota Steel Art For Wind Spinners
Wind spinners have come a long way from their origin. In the Thirties, they were called wind twirlers, and were similar to a vertical windmill, in that a single twisted piece of metal was angled into the wind.
03/01/2009 - Renewable Stationery
There are many types of natural, earth friendly stationery: recycled wrapping paper, plantable seed papers, hemp and other renewable products.
10/01/2008 - Walmart Goes Tailgating
Walmart has completely transformed more than 1,700 of its GARDEN centers into, "Game Time Headquarters," areas that have been customized for supporters of local college or professional football teams.
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.
08/01/2008 - REAL Wholesale Deals from TrademarkCommerce.com
Many wholesale companies offer dropshipping and maintain a claim that they have millions of products. In reality, such a high and vague number of SKUs may really mean that the company is not a true wholesaler.
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.
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.
07/01/2008 - Stretching Shopping Bags
WHAT'S UR BAG introduces, its-laS-tik, a line of reusable shopping and grocery bags made of a special flexible nylon and lycra fabric blend.
06/01/2008 - Home Furnishing & Housewares Review
The diverse nature of the Home Furnishings & Housewares niche always makes this an exciting time of year, due to the great many products being released on the wholesale market.
06/01/2008 - Frame Memories in Words
CHESAPEAKE CASUALS, a supplier of gifts and accessories for GARDEN and home, offers Photo Memories, picture frames that spell out significant events and people in word cutouts.
05/01/2008 - GARDEN Fountains
MY TREASURE TRUNK, a supplier of home décor, gifts, GARDEN accessories and other items, has assembled a collection of 15 different designs of water fountains that bring the interest of a water feature to yards and GARDENs.
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.
02/01/2008 - Flipping Over Flipo
Jerry Philippeau accidentally entered into business while he was a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, California.
01/01/2008 - Tickle Me Plant
TICKLE ME PLANT COMPANY offers TickleMe Plant seed packets, which contain 10 to 20 Mimosa Pudica seeds.
01/01/2008 - New Items from Bottom Line
Bottom Line Wholesaler has taken on 500 new products within the past six weeks, providing its retailer customers with the largest selection ever.
01/01/2008 - Catching Eyes at Kiosks
Products sold from kiosks and carts must have visual appeal. The greatest new products can get lost in the shuffle, if they are not displayed in a manner that attracts shoppers' attention.
12/01/2007 - Home Depot Targets Women
Home Depot's newest retail laboratory has opened in Charlotte, SC.
12/01/2007 - Golf Club Weed Whacker
BIG DADDY GOLF LLC introduces Big Daddy Driver, a novelty golf club that has a weed whacker hidden inside an authentic looking golf driver
12/01/2007 - Decorative Wind Chimes
EVOLVE introduces a series of five different wind chimes imported from India.
09/01/2007 - Social Shopping Sites
People who love to shop, also love to talk about shopping.
09/01/2007 - Smarts & Sweat Equal Turnkey Success
Any reliable product supplier to a kiosk or cart program will want a prospective operator to have a business plan for success.
09/01/2007 - Harborplace Kiosks
General Growth Properties Inc., the owner of Baltimore's Harborplace, has put a dozen retail kiosks on the Inner Harbor promenade that faces Harborplace, and plans to add more.
08/01/2007 - Big Mini Plants
VMK INNOVATIONS offers fifteen different varieties of miniature sized real plants in tiny containers.
06/01/2007 - Register Stand Saves Retailers Space
One of the biggest problems for most independent retailers is space, or more accurately, the lack of it.
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 - Windowsill GARDENs
DUNE CRAFT introduces "Windowsill Greenhouse," offered in 11 different styles and individual themes.
05/01/2007 - Greenhouse Kits
FERRY-MORSE SEED COMPANY introduces Veggie Tales greenhouse kits.
05/01/2007 - Blooms in a Bag
GIFTS THAT BLOOM introduces Bags That Bloom, which are GARDENing gift kits that add long lasting value to greetings for all occasions. These bags also have appeal to anyone who loves to watch flowers grow.
04/01/2007 - Jewelry Sparkles on the Web
The jewelry business is much like a diamond: There are so many micro niches and interesting products, this industry appears at least slightly different, whenever you look at it from another angle.
03/01/2007 - Wholesale2U.com Aids Schools
An up and coming member of the wholesale community, Wholesale2u.com, has been offering schools across the nation the chance to participate in their unique fundraising programs, both offline and online.
01/01/2007 - 10 Tips To Build Sales
Believe it or not, many retailers fail to respond to inquiries that could lead to additional business. Salespeople often dismiss phone calls, email queries, web page click throughs and web impressions as, "window shoppers."