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10/13/2016 - Winter 2017 Philadelphia Gift Show Highlights
The first gift show of the season for Northeast retailers.
10/13/2016 - 3 Cash and Carry Gift Shows for Christmas Buying
Three upcoming Cash and Carry Gift Shows by Urban Expositions.
04/01/2012 - Flipo Group - Twenty Years of Innovation
Many people start a wholesale business for extra cash, or to try something new. For Jerry Phlippeau, it was a means for survival.
12/01/2011 - Fragrant Smell of Success
Some products are always in demand, especially ITEMS used for setting a mood and holiday gift giving.
08/01/2011 - DPJ Wholesale's Global Perspective
Before John Dohm founded DPJ Wholesale, he spent a lot of time visiting the far-flung corners of the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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 - Comparing Comparison Sites
The use of price comparison services (also known as shopping comparison services or price engines) has exploded over the past few years, and even with overall sales down, research shows they're growing ever stronger.
04/01/2009 - Sites Wield Influence
User reviews and recommendations on online retail sites are more useful for typical web shoppers who plan to reduce the amount of money they spend on a variety of products, according to a recent study.
04/01/2009 - Fun For Kids From Peabodys
The card kits sold by Peabody's Toys That Teach Inc., are a product waiting to explode.
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.
01/01/2009 - Online Buyers Expand Spending
Big ticket ITEMS, such as home appliances, have been among the products to be least purchased online.
12/01/2008 - Swiss Watches for All Buyers
SwissOutpost.com, a carrier of high - end Wenger watches, is one of only two companies in the U.S. privileged to sell products on the Internet that are made by Victorinox Swiss Army.
12/01/2008 - High-Flying Sales at HobbyTron.com
HobbyTron.com was founded more than eight years ago as a niche retail provider for enthusiasts of electronic kits.
11/01/2008 - Purses to the Max
The owner of Max Purse, Avraham Reyhan, has been a successful apparel and handbag designer for 25 years.
11/01/2008 - Integrity Drives Liquidation Innovation
It is said that necessity is the mother of all invention. This timeless adage certainly proved true for company founder and president Lisa Sperow when she started Madison Avenue Closeouts in 2002.
05/01/2008 - Expanding Towels
EZ TOWEL INC. has introduced a product by the same name. EZ Towel is compressed into a tablet shape the size of a stack of five nickels.
05/01/2008 - Cool Feet Are Hot ITEMS
The 13th century Persian poet, Rumi, wrote, "Let what you love be what you do," and Cindy Schultz, owner of www.MyCoolFeet.net is a perfect example of that.
02/01/2008 - Great Toys at WholesaleCentral.com
During the recent holidays, online toy sales showcased the fact that this niche's boom a few years ago was no fluke.
01/01/2008 - US Marketing: Great Deals for Big Profits
"Fast pennies are better than slow dollars" is the clever motto of Alan Altschul, President & Founder of US Marketing in upstate New York.
11/01/2007 - Web Apparel Sales Skyrocket
Apparel has become the largest and fastest growing component of internet product sales. Combined online sales of apparel, footwear and fashion accessories, excluding jewelry, moved ahead of computer hardware and software in 2006.
11/01/2007 - Revamped TRAVEL Site Increases Conversions
With ecommerce easily being more than a decade old, one might think that the art of site design would be a little further along than it is.
10/01/2007 - Linking Housewares To Foods
Today's specialty food market is vibrant and growing, and it's an opportunity for housewares retailers to grow their business
10/01/2007 - Ghosts Push Halloween Sales
Halloween is second only to Christmas in the holiday decorations market.
09/01/2007 - Innovative Products From Hi-Dow
Hi-Dow began in 2002 as the U.S. distribution point for the Massage Mouse, the U.S. version of a successful product manufactured and distributed in China.
08/01/2007 - Fresh Toys & Novelties Push Retail Profits
The number of new toys and novelties that come to market each year is a tribute to the imagination of inventors, designers, and suppliers.
07/01/2007 - Savvy Retailers Seek Hot Holiday Products
It is coming up fast: that time of year when the jingle of sleigh bells equals the jingle of change in the registers of savvy retailers.
07/01/2007 - Merchants Set Up Shop at Facebook
Facebook Inc., the online social network with 24 million active users, now allows merchandisers to develop applications that its users can add to their personal pages. Various name brands have already jumped into the fray.
07/01/2007 - Clothing Trumps Computers Online
As total web sales are projected to hit $259 billion this year, some shifts are taking place among the top selling online product categories.
06/01/2007 - Retailers Gain Edge Online
Wholesale websites have transformed the buying process for many independent retailers.
06/01/2007 - Housewares & Gifts Summer Forecast
June can be an extraordinary month for retailers in terms of finding a fantastic mix of hot products and cool prices.
05/01/2007 - Purse Pleaser
PURSE PLEASER invented its signature product as a solution to the difficulty of finding things quickly in a woman's purse.
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.