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02/01/2013 - Pain Relieving Massagers Provide Soothing Profits
Healthmate International recently introduced updated models of its Plus-6IS, Plus-6AB, Pro-8IS and Pro-8AB HealthmateForever portable, hands-free massagers. The HealthmateForever units combine Chinese acupuncture with deep tissue massage sensations to effectively relieve tension and severe discomfort without drugs or side effects.
01/01/2013 - Get a Foothold with Cheap Wholesale Socks
Novelty socks are all the rage right now, and the brighter they are, the better they sell. With designs that pay homage to bacon, mustaches, bicycles and more, socks are one type of merchandise that steps in line with the funkiest trends. Cheap Wholesale Socks offers foot hosiery in every color of the rainbow, including a number of shocking hues and patterns, ranging from neon giraffe spots to bright skeleton keys.
08/01/2012 - Scents That Sell
Veneto Wholesale Inc. specializes in manufacturing LUXURY renditions of popular designer fragrances. For those in search of the Chanel impact without the price punch, Veneto Wholesale is a reliable source for discount aromatic products. From its warehouse in downtown Miami, the company keeps a steady finger on the pulse of fragrance trends and constantly seeks out new scents to add to its inventory.
06/01/2012 - Wholesalers See Big Holiday Season
It's that important time of year again, when independent retailers begin buying holiday season products for their ecommerce warehouses and store shelves. What is going to be hot among Christmas and Hanukkah shoppers in 2012?
09/01/2011 - Great L&H Trading Is Making Business Bright
Great L&H Trading, a discount sunglass and fashion eyewear manufacturer and wholesaler, began its business in China, but quickly expanded to the United States.
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 - Made In America
Tommy Evans, president and CEO of Alabama Wholesale Socks, has a vision for the future that includes American products in American homes.
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.
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.
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.
10/01/2010 - Landing Page Optimization
Many online entrepreneurs are content with letting their websites' home pages sell their goods for them.
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.
09/01/2010 - Rules of Mobile Marketing
In today's four-screen marketing world, designing an ideal mobile site is becoming more important than ever for the e-retailer.
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.
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
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 - Fragrances and Scents for High Margins
For centuries, fragrances and scents have been used to establish a mood or change one. That is as true today as it ever was. Women and men look to perfume and scents for a crowning touch of LUXURY.
10/01/2009 - Tips for Discounting
In addition to eroding profits, discounting can wreck a retailer's brand value.
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.
07/01/2009 - Plant Essences Make Profitable Scents
As shoppers gain access to information regarding health and environmental issues, they are looking for retailers to mirror their awakening, and ideally become a reputable source for knowledge and wisely chosen products.
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.
05/01/2009 - Jewelry and Watches Shine Online
Diamonds, as 007 would have it, may be forever. But diamond sales are a different matter.
04/01/2009 - Discounters Reign
Consumers will continue to be more focused on discounts and essentials, putting discount and warehouse stores in a better position than LUXURY and upscale apparel chains this year.
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.
03/01/2009 - Decreasing Cart Abandonment
Moving customers through the checkout process effectively is a critical element toward closing any sale online.
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.
02/01/2009 - Words That Make Or Lose Money
During the recent holiday shopping season, I noticed many stores using terms that seemed to contradict their intended purpose (to generate sales).
11/01/2008 - Aiming for Super Rich
Few could argue that it's good to be rich. A look at LUXURY retail sales suggests that for retailers, the best target is the really, really rich.
10/01/2008 - Tiffany Fights eBay Verdict
LUXURY retailer, Tiffany & Co., is appealing the U.S. court's counterfeiting decision.
10/01/2008 - Jewelry & Watches Add Holiday Dazzle
Jewelry and watches continue to be among consumers' most wanted and purchased gifts this holiday season. Gift givers stretch their wallets this time of year to wrap up a little bit of LUXURY.
09/01/2008 - LUXURY Retail Update
In defiance of the lyrics of an old song that says, "The rich get rich and the poor get poorer," LUXURY retailers and their landlords report that the rich are stepping back from shopping at LUXURY stores right now.
09/01/2008 - Beauty Boutiques At Bloomie's
Bloomingdale's and Space NK have agreed to an exclusive multiyear arrangement to open beauty boutiques in nine Bloomingdale's locations across the country, beginning in November.
07/01/2008 - Nordstrom Adds Store Pick-Up
By September, Nordstrom Inc. expects to enable shoppers at its website to pick up product at the nearest store.
04/01/2008 - Wireless Broadband Soars
Although mobile wireless broadband access is now utilized by a mere one percent of the population, it is growing by triple digits, according to a new study.
04/01/2008 - Specialty Retail Success
Retail success is ultimately based on a foundation of product, place, people and time. Smart entrepreneurs consider all four thoughtfully before launching any new retail venture, or developing a strategy for expansion.
03/01/2008 - Profit From Consumables
Changes have taken place at Discount Wholesalers, a supplier of closeouts for more than 12 years.
01/01/2008 - Costly Retail Rents
Retailers who think their rent rate is too high may feel better when they hear the rates in top retail meccas throughout the US.
10/01/2007 - Tiffany Wins Suit
Tiffany & Co. has prevailed in court against Starglam Inc., which it charged with selling Tiffany brand knockoffs online and, in retail stores.
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.
08/01/2007 - Create A Dress Code
Is this a familiar scenario or one you fear? A female candidate dresses like a professional for the job interview, but shows up on the first day of work in a tank top and miniskirt.
02/01/2007 - Winning Marketing Tactics
Although marketing principles have been tested for decades, many small business owners fail to make a commitment to marketing.
01/01/2007 - Top Retail Trends
Experts see major and minor shifts in the retail industry this year. Following is a handful of trends that are expected to impact independent merchants in the months ahead.