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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 - 3 Cash and Carry Gift Shows for Christmas Buying
Three upcoming Cash and Carry Gift Shows by Urban Expositions.
01/01/2013 - Showers Burst with Aromatherapy
hydra, a company dedicated to creating pampering products that provide an exceptional bathing experience, recently introduced a line of Shea Butter Soaps. At 6.5 ounces, hydra's Shea Butter Soap is triple-milled in the French tradition, creating a long lasting bar. Four aromatherapy blends are available, all made with the company's signature essential oil blends and no fragrance oils.
01/01/2013 - Ecommerce in 2015
yStats.com and MarketLine, two data collection firms, have released their preliminary predictions, based on figures gathered from studies conducted from 2010 to the present, for ecommerce earnings through 2015. The world business-to-consumer ecommerce industry generated between $400 and $600 billion in 2010, according to the report. Based on the growth involved in reaching those numbers, the market is expected to generate between $700 and $950 billion in 2015.
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.
11/01/2012 - Marketplace Fairness Flack
Internet retailers have enjoyed exemption from the requirement to collect sales taxes since 1992, when the U.S. Supreme Court passed a ruling closing the case of Quill Corporation v. North Dakota, at which point it was decided that, in states where online retailers have no brick and mortar presence, or nexus, they were not required to collect sales tax.
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.
08/01/2012 - Impulse Gifts Grab Sales
It is easier than ever for retailers to stock up on gift and novelty merchandise in preparation for successful holiday sales. This is because online wholesalers not only stay on top of hot trends and have plenty of popular merchandise available, they also continue to invest in website functionality that enables buyers to quickly see what is new, peruse colorful catalogs, avail themselves of web specials, and place and track orders online.
04/01/2012 - 7 Strategy's SEO Expertise
The most important thing for any web-based business is to rank on the first page of Google and other highly used search engines, attainable with superior Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices.
03/01/2012 - Marketing Via Pinterest
As Facebook and Twitter have continued to grow in popularity, the sites have become mainstays of social media marketing for brands looking to connect with their customers online.
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.
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.
11/01/2011 - Best Approach for Online Sales
One of my primary jobs as an ecommerce consultant is to help businesses increase conversion and website sales.
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 - 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.
10/01/2011 - Dollar General Sells Online
In an attempt to be more competitive, discount retailer Dollar General has redesigned its website, www.dollargeneral.com, as a functional online store.
06/01/2011 - Polling Customers On Facebook Pays Off For Ecommerce Merchants
Although there are a number of ways to make social media work for an ecommerce business, online polling is often overlooked.
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.
11/01/2010 - Sporting Goods
Is there such a thing as an industry that's truly recession-proof?
09/01/2010 - Gifts, Candles and Incense Trends
When it comes to the aromatic arts, giftware sellers are generally well stocked, and contrary to national economic news, well satisfied.
09/01/2010 - Giftbliss Succeeds With Snow To Go
Giftbliss Sales started up in 1993 as a manufacturers' rep group.
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.
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 - Facebook's Location Feature
Marketers are excited by the recent announcement by social networking giant Facebook of an upcoming location-based feature.
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
01/01/2010 - MK Brings Good Life to Water
The Good Life Gear product line from MK Distributors Inc. includes stainless steel water bottles with clever twists that make using them much more fun and functional than similar products.
11/01/2009 - Relaxing Soda
MARY JANE'S SODA INC. has introduced, "Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda."
11/01/2009 - Kiosks Spread Fun
Fun always attracts attention, especially if the source is something novel.
09/01/2009 - Tasty Energy Mints
The inventors of Revive Energy Mints were on a mission to revolutionize energy supplements.
09/01/2009 - Green Equals Green Dollars
One would have to be in a coma to miss this decade's retail buzzword: Green.
08/01/2009 - Turning New Profits With New Leaf Trading
New Leaf Trading has turned over a new leaf, restructuring both their market and their products; thus the origin of their new company name.
08/01/2009 - Top Housewares Trends
Respecting Generational Divides, Living Within Our Means, the Live In Kitchen, the Green Kitchen, the Wellness Kitchen and Cooking for Fun are the most important trends at work in the consumer marketplace of the future.
08/01/2009 - Natural Pet Products
The pet industry is a multi billion dollar a year industry and you don't have to have a pet store to take advantage of selling to these pet owners.
08/01/2009 - Auctions at A&W Surplus
Six years ago, after a decade in the wholesale supply business, A&W Surplus in Fresno, CA added weekly online auctions.
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 - Wholesalers Expand Online Offerings
Internet wholesale suppliers large and small are enhancing their online marketing and sales strategies to help their retailer customers get more bang for the buck.
06/01/2009 - Opportunity Knocks For Home Furnishings and Housewares
The market for home furnishings and housewares has been affected just as deeply by the recession as any other sector
06/01/2009 - Grab and Go Green
In these uncertain times, when retailers are not always sure what the latest trend or fad is for consumers to get excited about, one thing is certain; people need to eat and they love to snack.
05/01/2009 - Vapor Water
ARIZONA BEVERAGE COMPANY has introduced Vapor Water, a vapor distilled water infused with a balanced blend of electrolytes.
05/01/2009 - Tranquila Beverage
VITILA BRANDS LLC introduces Tranquila, a beverage designed to bring calm in trying times. It is available in two versions
05/01/2009 - Safe Water from Ech20
ECOUSABLE INC. introduces Ech20, a 25 ounce stainless steel water bottle with a built in filtration system.
05/01/2009 - Incense Display Kits
GFD IMPORTS WILD BERRY INCENSE DISTRIBUTION has added two endcap display kits to help retailers add incense to their retail mix, and help existing retailers increase sales and profits.
05/01/2009 - Grip N Sip
J & A RAPAPORT LTD. introduces the patent pending Grip 'N Sip, a device that snaps onto a beverage can.
05/01/2009 - Aquarium with Frogs
WILD CREATIONS introduces EcoAquarium, a four inch square desktop aquarium that is a self contained ecosystem and includes tiny live frogs.
04/01/2009 - Target Opens New Stores
While many retailers are cutting back on expansion plans and even closing many existing stores, Target has announced plans to open 27 new units, including its first in Hawaii.
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.
03/01/2009 - Store Survival Solutions
"This year, more than ever, retailers need to be at the top of their game," noted Pam Danziger, who is president of Unity Marketing, a retail consulting firm in Stevens, PA.
03/01/2009 - Small Sizes Equal Big Profits
The definition of Minimus is: a) a company that has increased in size very quickly and efficiently, b) an item of the smallest size, c) a large selection of individually sized items, d) all of the above.
03/01/2009 - Natural Products Expo
Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo takes place March 5-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
03/01/2009 - Consumers Set Priorities
While the economy is forcing many consumers to make sacrifices in order to save a few bucks, a handful of must-have expenditures remain on the list.