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03/01/2013 - A Message from the CEO
This year marks our 25th anniversary serving the wholesale and retail merchandise industry, and I want to thank you for choosing us to help you grow your business. It is an honor to bring you the news, business insights and, most importantly, new product information you need to succeed. Throughout the years, our motto has been to under promise and over deliver, and we are dedicated to connecting reputable wholesalers with the most active buying audience across all venues.
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.
02/01/2013 - Smart Surplus Goods for the Environment
Smart Surplus, Inc., launched in 2003, is a full service, worldwide liquidation and inventory management firm that provides a variety of strategic solutions to help customers with their inventory and warehousing needs. Services include remarketing and purchasing of excess inventory, refurbishing and disposal solutions, returns management, warehouse space consulting and customized reverse logistics programs.
12/01/2012 - DVA Wholesales Diverse Goods
DVA, Inc. formed in 1987 as a seller of store-opening inventories working with Blockbuster franchises. By 1998, the company began moving large quantities of DVDs on eBay, and from that point on the firm was sold on buying and selling inventory online. Four years ago, DVA adapted to the ever-changing media industry by diversifying its inventory to include electronics, housewares and automotive products. The company has made a number of upgrades recently, as it works to maintain a top position in the media industry.
12/01/2012 - Gifts with Presence
Kheops International is a business propelled by genuine passion for the company's products. Nestled in the rural North Country of New Hampshire, the company dedicates itself to meaningful items that are off the beaten path in terms of design and function, and are intended to inspire end customers with their high quality and unusual characteristics.
09/01/2012 - The Sky's the Limit with Cloud Computing
Instagram, Groupon and LinkedIn are amazing success stories that serve different markets yet share a common link. Each was born in "The Cloud," a complex infrastructure that, in real time over the Internet, extends an online business's IT capabilities without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software.
08/01/2012 - Themed Jewelry Goes the Distance
Few professional athletes can deny the glamour or prestige of championship tournament rings. The weight of these glinting pieces stands for every ounce of teamwork that went into the team's victory, and the rings often become heirlooms. Nick DeVito and Company, in Sarasota, FL, has made it part of its mission to bring that feeling of team pride to sports fans as well.
07/01/2012 - Fortune Products Pioneers
Fortune Products has become a trustworthy name in wholesale during the last 27 years by offering numerous events décor items, including LED candles, blacklights, police beacons and signals, fantasia fairy lights, and more. These fun tech items and numerous others can be found at www.fortuneproducts.com, often coming in attractive variations. For instance, the 5" x 5" police beacons can be purchased in green, amber, red, blue and pink, and the blacklights come as light bulbs and fixtures.
06/01/2012 - Western Express: USA Made
Western Express, Inc., with roots in Pennsylvania, one of the original New World colonies, celebrates another branch of our American heritage with its USA Made Western-themed products.
04/01/2012 - Global Imports Offers Wholesale Bargains
Global Imports, Inc., selling online at Hunnt.com, is a wholesale and closeout company that provides high quality goods at low prices.
03/01/2012 - Conklin Fashions
Conklin Fashions offers 10,000 different products, such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pins, novelty items, body jewelry, sunglasses, and reading accessories available at heavily discounted wholesale prices.
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.
02/01/2012 - Pride Products
Pride Products has grown from modest beginnings into one of the largest distributors of general merchandise in the United States.
11/01/2011 - Profits & Pitfalls of Global eCommerce
The old adage, "Think global, act local," is increasingly obsolete.
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.
10/01/2011 - Wholesalers Find Profits By Expanding Sales
In this continually slow ECONOMY, shoppers are not flocking to department stores or high-end shops like they once did.
10/01/2011 - Online Sales Rise
There is currently a need for brick and mortar sales in this ECONOMY, but there is some good news for ecommerce merchants.
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.
09/01/2011 - Mountain View Movies Specializes In DVDs And Games
When Tiffany Wilkie and her husband launched their wholesale closeout DVD business six years ago, they didn't know that they had a blockbuster on their hands.
08/01/2011 - Ruby Imports Costume Jewelry Trends
When no one else was selling jewelry online, Ruby Imports' Sun Jung saw the potential for a growing market.
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.
08/01/2011 - Investing In Web Merchants
As the ECONOMY continues its slow recovery, venture capitalists, investors, and acquisition specialists are taking a new look at ecommerce companies.
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.
07/01/2011 - Asia America Trade Show
Surrounded by 43 countries from Central and South America and the Caribbean, Miami has been chosen for its high marketability to host the Asia America Trade Show (ACS America), scheduled for September 20 to 22.
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.
06/01/2011 - CoolJewels.com Delivers Top Of The Trend Fashion Just In Time
With the experience that comes from 35 years in business, Phillips International, Inc. is a master of the art of timing.
05/01/2011 - Online Merchants Go Wild
As the ECONOMY begins to turn a corner, a growing number of ecommerce fashion wholesalers are leaping to launch new companies, while established dealers report that business is picking up.
03/01/2011 - Hot-Selling History?
Even 150 years later, the Civil War has the power to move minds and hearts.
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.
01/01/2011 - Bright Future for Sunglasses
Discount sunglasses are a great item to source online, because the Web makes it easy to browse the thousands of styles out there.
12/01/2010 - Fragrance Sales Not Wafting Away
From perfume to incense to air fresheners, scented products continue to draw customers to retail checkouts, even in a stinky ECONOMY.
12/01/2010 - Top Holiday Trends Have eCommerce Implications
The National Retail Federation recently released a list of top holiday trends, based on its holiday retail forecast.
11/01/2010 - Sporting Goods
Is there such a thing as an industry that's truly recession-proof?
10/01/2010 - Jewelry & Watches Rebound
Time may indeed heal all wounds, as the old saying goes, if the recent performance of the jewelry and watches segment of the ECONOMY is any indicator.
10/01/2010 - E-Retail Sales Grow Twice As Fast As Brick And Mortar Sales
Total U.S. sales of goods online continues a trend of growing twice as fast as total sales of retail goods.
08/01/2010 - Christmas & Holiday Preview
Might the nation's cash registers be set jing-jing-jingling again this upcoming holiday season?
08/01/2010 - Twitter, Facebook & Your Business
The use of social media tools like Twitter and Facebook to improve connections with your customer base has been documented in these pages in the past.
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.
07/01/2010 - Ecommerce Leads the Pack
Online retail sales jumped 14 percent in the first quarter of 2010, according to an AdWeek report citing U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
06/01/2010 - Home Furnishings & Housewares On Roll
The home furnishings and housewares segment of consumer goods has come through the economic downturn with mostly flying colors, according to both U.S. government statistics and purveyors of goods in the category
06/01/2010 - Too Much Messaging
The widespread nature of messaging today is usually seen as a boon for marketers,
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.
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
02/01/2010 - Retail 2010: Strategy for Success
I believe that 2010 will be a landmark year for retail. The first quarter is definitely going to be tough, and I think it is probable that some retailers will run out of gas and close their doors.
02/01/2010 - Online Shopping Boom Expected
The Internet looks to be poised to become an even bigger force than ever in the world of retail in 2010.
01/01/2010 - Small Electronics Review
Trying to recapture some "Ho-ho-ho," from this past holiday season, as opposed to the "No, no, no," that characterized most of 2009.
01/01/2010 - Asia's Global Empire
"Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world."
12/01/2009 - Fragrances Forecast
Few consumer categories seem to be following the patterns of the national ECONOMY quite like that of fragrances.