INDEPENDENT RETAILER magazine is now the official news outlet for Wholesale Central visitors.
Each monthly issue is packed with new product ideas, supplier profiles, retailing news, and
business strategies to help you succeed.
See new articles daily online at IndependentRetailer.com.
Dec 01, 2010
World Trading 23, an online specialty toy wholesaler, has embarked on an ambitious program of upgrades and enhancements.
Jul 01, 2010
The Party Animal Inc. is the talk of the sports toy industry this year,
Aug 01, 2009
It's 2009, the economy is in a slump, and business is booming at Overstock Avenue.
Jul 01, 2009
In a business world full of buyouts, bailouts and bankruptcies, closeout wholesaler, Via Trading Corp., is a notable exception.
Mar 01, 2009
One way to describe Mark Hollis, President of SalesOne International, LLC, is a visionary with an excellent sense of timing, who makes many decisions by instinct.
Dec 01, 2008
HobbyTron.com was founded more than eight years ago as a niche retail provider for enthusiasts of electronic kits.
Nov 01, 2008
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.
Oct 01, 2008
Earlier this year, Mediak vice president, Junnie Sublett, was working her booth at a fundraising show in San Diego. She was looking to pick up sales leads and generally network at the show.
Sep 01, 2008
Just when you thought there were no more great ideas left to be discovered on the Internet, along comes RedRoller.
Aug 01, 2008
Many wholesale companies offer dropshipping and maintain a claim that they have millions of products. In reality, such a high and vague number of SKUs may really mean that the company is not a true wholesaler.
Jul 01, 2008
Jeffrey Kodba was a 24-year-old college graduate making use of his diploma working as an IT technician, sharing an apartment with his brother, Joseph, and enjoying his life in Pittsburgh.
Jun 01, 2008
In 1996, unlike his high school freshmen classmates, Kevork "Kev" Kouyoumjian was too industriously preoccupied to care whether or not he was in one of life's awkward stages.
May 01, 2008
Sometimes you just know early on in a venture how things will work out. From the start, they go very much for or against you.
Apr 01, 2008
Kirk Knapp owned and operated a Grand Rapids, MI area investment banking and brokerage business for years, before selling it in 1999.
Mar 01, 2008
Years ago, Ron Bryan was managing a mall cart kiosk business in the Atlanta, GA area, when Pacific Link Sunglasses General Manager, David Rice, approached him about joining his company.
Feb 01, 2008
You might think that a website like Liquidation.com would balk at the suggestion that it is, "the eBay for wholesale liquidations."
Jan 01, 2008
There are times in business when you have to pounce on an opportunity. If not, you may never get the same kind of chance again.
Dec 01, 2007
GENCO Marketplace was a burgeoning company for 14 years, offering surplus inventories and liquidating millions of dollars worth of merchandise daily.
Nov 01, 2007
When John McCall discovered his wife was expecting their second child, he was a pick and pack fulfillment worker for Barproducts.com.
Oct 01, 2007
Remember those stories in the late 1990s about Internet startups and their employees, working nearly around the clock, catching brief snoozes on the office floor and dreaming of their big IPO on Wall Street?