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INDEPENDENT RETAILER magazine is now the official news outlet for Wholesale Central visitors.
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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.
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.
02/01/2013 - Master Cutlery with Top Notch Knives
Master Cutlery was founded 30 years ago when Jackie Lee's parents established one of the first American companies to source knives from their native China. "My father saw a great opportunity, and he forged relationships with manufacturers who were able to get him these products," she explains. "The company has grown every year since its launch." The firm currently operates out of a 100,000 square foot facility in Secaucus, NJ, where Lee is VP of operations.
12/01/2012 - Mungi Bands are Kid Magnets
Children love silicone bracelets, and Chad Anger's three daughters are no exception. The problem with bracelets on the market, however, came into view when Anger found them discarded in a drawer after hardly being worn. When Anger, now Mungi Bands president, developed his bracelets, his children were instantly drawn to the silicone designs with magnetic closures, and were pleading for more.
11/01/2012 - Merling, Inc. / LICENSED NFL Products
Merling Wholesale, also known as Merling Sports, is a distributor of LICENSED products covering the NFL, MLB, NCAA/College, NBA, NHL and other organizations. The company's huge assortment of products includes LICENSED blankets, wallets, decals, beach towels, candles, flags, umbrellas, banners, gloves, scarves and more.
10/01/2012 - The Spirit of St Louis Wholesale
St. Louis Wholesale's owner and founder, Craig Pinkerton, has come a long way since his first wholesale purchase. Had he not taken an initial risk, St. Louis Wholesale would never have been created.
09/01/2012 - Ecommerce Essentials to Grow Your Business
Efficient ecommerce platforms are a vital part of Internet wholesalers' and retailers' businesses. They provide a variety of tools that automate web based sales, such as creation and maintenance of product catalogs, shopping cart services, payment processing and order tracking.
02/01/2012 - Handbag Wholesalers Fashion Forecast
A lot of product lines are relatively static, and what was popular 15 years ago is still the standard today.
12/01/2011 - ThermoServ Beverageware
If you are currently drinking out of an insulated thermos, mug, or tumbler with your college or favorite brand's insignia on it, there is a really good chance ThermoServ made it.
12/01/2011 - World Trading 23 Expands
Online toy wholesaler World Trading 23 has used the success of its strong and varied product line to expand into more independent retail and chain stores across the country, as well as retail locations of its own.
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.
11/01/2011 - Flipping Over Burger Flippers
The Wildman Business Group, a third generation family owned business based in Warsaw, IN, knows how to adapt to an evolving business environment.
11/01/2011 - Bethel International markets college products
Bethel International, a wholesaler with a proven track record in the handbag business, found the need to change with fashion trends and the market.
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 - Pow! Body Jewelry Supplier Lands Comics Licensing Deal
Sales One International will introduce body jewelry inspired by popular Marvel characters, available to retailers across the U.S. and Canada this summer.
06/01/2011 - Leading Holiday Suppliers Offer Trend Advice For Seasonal Success
Just about every retail business gets a vital boost in the final months of the year, but for merchants who specialize in seasonal goods, there's no season like the holiday season.
04/01/2011 - ASD Show 2011: Traffic Good, Exhibitors Pleased
The 2011 ASD Show in Las Vegas was thronged, and exhibitor reaction ranged from satisfied to ecstatic, reports from the show floor indicate.
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.
02/01/2011 - Summit Road Launches New Site
A premiere wholesale distribution company is moving even more of its business online. Summit Road Distributing, selling a large assortment of products, dipped its toes in the ecommerce waters years ago with a site on WholesaleCentral.com.
12/01/2010 - World Trading 23 Upgrades For Growth
World Trading 23, an online specialty toy wholesaler, has embarked on an ambitious program of upgrades and enhancements.
11/18/2010 - DollarDays Introduces SBA Backed Loan Offering to Help Small Business Owners
Leading online wholesaler DollarDays now offers an SBA loan program through its website to help small business owners secure funding.
08/01/2010 - The Party Animal Inc. Unveils Lil' Teammates
Party Animal Inc. has become the talk of the sports toy industry this year, thanks to a new line called Lil' Teammates.
07/01/2010 - The Party Animal Unveils Lil' Teammates
The Party Animal Inc. is the talk of the sports toy industry this year,
06/01/2010 - Hot Bandz Bandwagon
A new kids' jewelry product has twanged and snapped its way into a genuine youth fad. Rubber band bracelets, known collectively as, "bandz," are the latest hot craze to pique the interest of the 12 and under set
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 skin, but of course society demands something more than this.
03/01/2010 - Gift Dropship.com Offers Preloaded Sites
After a retailer, eBay store, flea marketer or anyone else who sells product sets up an account at Gift Dropship.com, they can simply visit that website, order the product and have it shipped in their store's name to their customer
03/01/2010 - Positive Trends for Toys & Souvenirs
A decent holiday season and the generally positive economic outlook for 2010 are boding well for companies specializing in toys and souvenirs
12/01/2009 - Fragrances Forecast
Few consumer categories seem to be following the patterns of the national economy quite like that of fragrances.
11/01/2009 - Souvenirs Update & Forecast
Souvenir companies have understandably been buffeted by the economic downturn in ways that many other businesses have not.
11/01/2009 - Kiosks Spread Fun
Fun always attracts attention, especially if the source is something novel.
11/01/2009 - Global Linen
Truly global, this company supplies the full range of household linens, imported from China, India, Pakistan and Turkey.
10/01/2009 - Jewelry and Watches for Holiday Profits
It's not just retailers who need a bright holiday season. Consumers do, too! After holding back on spending and getting by on basics, they are ready to celebrate with gifts that add some sparkle to the season.
09/01/2009 - Vanguard Sunglasses Inc.
This company maintains an inventory of about 600 different styles of sunglasses for men, women and children, along with 300 styles of readers.
09/01/2009 - All That Jazz
The primary products available from All That Jazz are sheet sets and blankets.
08/01/2009 - Hottest Fall Handbags
Leading handbags designer and importer, Aliz International, Inc, is celebrating its 19th anniversary with their expanded Los Angeles location, Aliz California.
07/01/2009 - Handy Clam Pack Opener
CSB COMMODITIES INC. is the exclusive LICENSED supplier of The ZipIt, a device designed to quickly and easily open hard plastic clam shell packages.
06/01/2009 - Winning Sports Souvenirs
Thanks to Prizes!, sports fans throughout the U.S. have a means of showing their undying devotion to their favorite teams.
06/01/2009 - Still Loving Lucy
ALIZ INTERNATIONAL, long time supplier of I Love Lucy LICENSED bags, has signed a license agreement for Lucille Ball's 50th anniversary celebration in 2010.
05/01/2009 - Vintage Bottle Openers
BROWN MANUFACTURING COMPANY supplies more than 200 different vintage wall mounted bottle openers and a line of about three dozen bottle cap catchers.
05/01/2009 - Canine Welcome Signs
SJT ENTERPRISES INC. makes "Welcome" wood signs, depicting a choice of 48 different dog breeds.
03/01/2009 - Koozies Beverage Covers
MORE SALES introduces three Koozies, which are covers for beverage bottles and cans.
03/01/2009 - Fashion Accessories Forecast
It's no secret that consumers are scrutinizing their purchases carefully. And while many may deny themselves whole new spring or summer wardrobes, the desire to spiff up for the seasons ahead is alive and well.
02/01/2009 - Fashion Accessories Spring Forecast
"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity."
01/01/2009 - New Products or Tried and True?
Successful carts and kiosks stop traffic. That can be accomplished with unique products that passersby haven't seen anywhere else, or with items that add a new twist to enduring best selling concepts.
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 - 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.
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 - Baby Inspires New Line
Shopping for her new baby girl, Charisma, has inspired Rosanna Tran of Aliz International Inc. to develop a new line of lightweight waterproof nylon Betty Boop LICENSED bags.
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.