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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.

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2007 Wholesale News Archive

January 2007

Business Strategies - 10 Tips To Build Sales

Business Strategies - Converting Shoppers Into Buyers

Business Strategies - How the Small Survive Online

Business Strategies - Positive Marketing From Your Limited Database

Business Strategies - Private Label Revolution

Business Strategies - Products & Prices Drive Sales At CloseoutCentral

New Products - Confetti Gun

New Products - Go Cart for Two

New Products - Mobile Hot Meals

New Products - New Marilyn Line

New Products - Retail Friendly Incense

New Products - Safe Staple Remover

New Products - SugaRoX Debuts Handbags

Wholesale News - Know Your ROI?

Wholesale News - Managing Shipping

Wholesale News - Many Unhappy Returns

Wholesale News - Retail Theft Rises

Wholesale News - Survival Index Update

Wholesale News - Top Retail Trends

Wholesaler of the Month - Salco Streamlines Web Sales

February 2007

Business Strategies - Blogosphere Marketing

Business Strategies - Borrowing to Expand Your Business

Business Strategies - Enlisting Customer Support

Business Strategies - Gift Cards Keep Giving

Business Strategies - Personalize Web Shopping

Business Strategies - Securing the Right Financing

Business Strategies - Trimming Energy Costs

Business Strategies - What's In Your Name?

Business Strategies - Winning Marketing Tactics

Company Profiles - A&W Auctions Expand

Kiosk Korner - Develop Vendor Partners

New Products - Apparel for Poker Players

New Products - Crystal Manicure Files

New Products - CZ Wardrobe

New Products - New Products Pamper Men

New Products - Nostalgic Art Signs

New Products - One Stop Lingerie

New Products - Storm Survival Kit

New Products - Vanity Plates Boost Sales

Product Trends - Sunglasses Sales Shine All Year

Wholesale News - AARP Web Shopping

Wholesale News - Biz Loans Rising

Wholesale News - Dawn of mCommerce

Wholesale News - Google & Marketworks Offer Web Solutions

Wholesale News - Holiday Web Sales Update

Wholesale News - Human Pets?

Wholesale News - Icing on Your Email Cake

Wholesale News - Mix Search And Display Ads

Wholesale News - Solid Year For Online Toy Sales

Wholesale News - Walgreens Adds Jewelry & More

Wholesale News - Debuts Asian Sources

Wholesaler of the Month - Galaxy Rock'N Rolls In Profits

March 2007

Business Strategies - Avoiding Global Fraud

Business Strategies - Boosting International Web Sales

Business Strategies - Empathy Engine Serves Customers

Business Strategies - Fickle Frequent Buyers

Business Strategies - Long Tail SEO

Business Strategies - Minimum Wage Debate

Business Strategies - Multiple Shopping Channels

Business Strategies - PC Costly for Big Boxes

Business Strategies - PPA Helps Small Biz

Business Strategies - Service Trumps Price

Business Strategies - Strategic Web Planning

Business Strategies - Teens And The Web

Business Strategies - Time Values

Business Strategies - Tips for Spring Sales

Company Profiles - DVA Spells Entertainment

Kiosk Korner - Jumping On The Kiosk Boom

New Products - Heart Has Many Charms

New Products - John Wayne Ammo

New Products - Sassy Umbrellas

New Products - Tasers for Protection

New Products - Top Sellers For Unidus

Product Trends - Closeouts for All

Product Trends - Colors Turn Vibrant

Product Trends - Cosmetics Sales Up

Product Trends - Halloween Grows Up Online

Product Trends - Hot Kitchen Items

Web Tech Tips - CloseoutCentral.Com: Web Buying & Selling Made Easy

Web Tech Tips - Finding Items with Product Locator

Wholesale News - Dell Launches Web Resource

Wholesale News - Email Personalization

Wholesale News - Girls Gone Wild

Wholesale News - Most Competitive Retailer

Wholesale News - NY Gift Cash And Carry Show

Wholesale News - PayPal Tests Virtual Cards

Wholesale News - Short Changing Retailers

Wholesale News - Social Retailing

Wholesale News - Aids Schools

April 2007

Business Strategies - Avoiding the Discount Trap

Business Strategies - Buyers Happy As Spending Grows

Business Strategies - Capturing Tax Refunds

Business Strategies - Keeping Clear Of Audits

Business Strategies - Last Minute Tax Tips

Business Strategies - Small Wholesalers' Marketing Tips

Business Strategies - Troubles Mount From Data Breach

Business Strategies - Understanding Boomers

Business Strategies - Wealthy Love Bargains

Company Profiles - Continental Offers TLC to Retailers

Kiosk Korner - Fresh Products Boost Kiosk Sales

Kiosk Korner - Versatile Kiosk From NCR

New Products - Drain Your Umbrella

New Products - Kitchen Fun With The Ex

New Products - Learning Music Online

New Products - Lighted Pocket Mirror

New Products - Retractable Steel Leash

New Products - Your Inner Beauty Queen

Product Trends - Apparel Niches Boost Profits

Product Trends - Housewares Unhurt by Housing Slump

Product Trends - Jewelry Sparkles on the Web

Product Trends - Skin Care Market Booms

Product Trends - Wholesale Web Jewelry: Spring / Summer Forecast

Web Tech Tips - Keeping Shopping Carts Safe

Web Tech Tips - Web Re-Design For Success

Wholesale News - Google Premieres Checkout

Wholesale News - Kohl's Adds Chaps

Wholesale News - Retailers Push Global Trade

Wholesale News - SBA Ups '08 Budget

Wholesale News - TMX Elmo Is Top Toy

Wholesale News - User Revolution Alters Web

Wholesale News - Visa/NFIB Grow Entrepreneurs

Wholesale News - Web Browsing And Store Sales

May 2007

Business Strategies - BOC vs. POP

Business Strategies - Coping With The Housing Market

Business Strategies - How And When To Add Staff

Business Strategies - Shoppers Cotton to Email

Business Strategies - Smart Email Means Sales for Salco

Company Profiles - Heavenly Body Offers Bulk For Big Savings

Company Profiles - New England Diamond and Gem Co.

Kiosk Korner - Choosing The Right Products & Location

New Products - 3D Drawing Pad

New Products - Bargain Kids Apparel

New Products - Blinking Cell Phones

New Products - Blissfully Barefoot

New Products - Blooms in a Bag

New Products - Carved Clocks

New Products - Cash In With Bamboo

New Products - Decorative Dawg Tags

New Products - Dollar Signs on Ice

New Products - Fashionable Storage

New Products - Four Wheel Scooter

New Products - Gothic Collectibles

New Products - Greenhouse Kits

New Products - Jazz Up Laptops

New Products - Karaoke Star Maker

New Products - LED Flashlights Galore

New Products - Mobile Solar Power

New Products - No More Wasps

New Products - Nostalgic Magnets & Postcards

New Products - Open & Closed Sign

New Products - Pets Peek Thru Fences

New Products - Practice Net & Duck Cooler

New Products - Purse Pleaser

New Products - Skate Buds

New Products - Snap On Shoes

New Products - Sumseeds Sunflower Snacks

New Products - Super Size Bargains

New Products - Sweeper Slippers

New Products - Sweet Smelling Feet

New Products - Tattoos Made Easy

New Products - Transparent Rolling Papers

New Products - Versatile Walking Stick

New Products - Wearable Prayers

New Products - Where's My Beer?

New Products - Windowsill Gardens

New Products - Wine Bottle NightLights

Product Trends - Sunglass Fashion Update

Wholesale News - Closeouts Galore

Wholesale News - Combating ID Theft

Wholesale News - Find Products with Wholesale Power Search

Wholesale News - Kohl's New Strategy

Wholesale News - Phishers Try New Tactics

Wholesale News - Retailers Court Business

Wholesale News - ROI Marketing Tools

Wholesale News - Tweeter Tweaks Biz

Wholesale News - Union Bill Riles Retailers

Wholesale News - Ups Changes The Delivery Game

Wholesaler of the Month - Quality & Service In the Bag At Handbag Express

June 2007

Business Strategies - Discover Your Audience

Business Strategies - Marketing With Blogs & RSS

Business Strategies - New Web Tactics Engage Buyers

Business Strategies - Retailers Gain Edge Online

Business Strategies - Sending Email Images

Business Strategies - Social Network Marketing

Company Profiles - Emergency Kits For All

Company Profiles - Guayabera Expands Styles

Kiosk Korner - Flexible Programs Drive Kiosk Sales

New Products - Comfort Underfoot

New Products - Digital Vaporizers

New Products - Games From TV

New Products - Helmets Stickers With Attitude

New Products - Nostalgic Magnets & Postcards

New Products - One For All Cosmetic

Product Trends - Housewares & Gifts Summer Forecast

Wholesale News - AmEx Expands Gift Cards

Wholesale News - New Fraud Protection Fits In A Wallet

Wholesale News - Register Stand Saves Retailers Space

Wholesale News - Vietnam Trade Monitoring

Wholesale News - Launches News & Article Archive

Wholesaler of the Month - EZDROPSHIP.COM: American Dream Comes True

July 2007

Business Strategies - Launching New Products

Business Strategies - Merchants Set Up Shop at Facebook

Business Strategies - Savvy Retailers Seek Hot Holiday Products

Business Strategies - Small Retailers vs. Big Boxes

Business Strategies - Web Profits: Strategies to Skyrocket Sales

Company Profiles - Aliz Has Liberace's Bling

Kiosk Korner - Tested Programs Spell Kiosk Success

New Products - Ethical Halloween Chocolates

New Products - Fridge Funnel

New Products - Hats Change Color

New Products - Poker Glasses

New Products - Wrist Water Bottle

Product Trends - Fashion Accessories Grow Sales

Web Tech Tips - News Archive Offers Insight For Retailers

Wholesale News - Clothing Trumps Computers Online

Wholesale News - Free Seminars at August Merchandise

Wholesale News - Golden Triangle Adds LA Show

Wholesale News - RightNow Delivers CRM Solution

Wholesale News - Web Research Impacts Store Sales

Wholesaler of the Month - Surplus Success At Via Trading

August 2007

Business Strategies - Buyers Pay For Privacy

Business Strategies - Create A Dress Code

Business Strategies - Crucial Call Centers

Business Strategies - PayPal's Mobile Checkout

Business Strategies - Slow Back To School Sales?

Business Strategies - Small Business Expands

Business Strategies - Stores Catching Up Online

Business Strategies - Web Bankers Spend Big

Company Profiles - A & W Live Auctions On Roll

Company Profiles - Best Sellers From Discount Wholesalers

Company Profiles - DP Adds New Site

Company Profiles - Dress Up America Expands Costume Line

Company Profiles - Nostalgic signs

Company Profiles - Grows Online

Company Profiles - Sunglasses Galore From Kachina

Kiosk Korner - Impulse Is Key To Kiosk Sales

New Products - Big Mini Plants

New Products - Can Hugger

New Products - Coleman Fish Pen

New Products - iPod Accessories

New Products - MP3/MP4 Players

Product Trends - Apparel Heats Up Fall Sales

Product Trends - Fresh Toys & Novelties Push Retail Profits

Web Tech Tips - Choosing The Right Shopping Cart

Web Tech Tips - Simple Navigation

Web Tech Tips - Tailored Emails Boost Sales

Wholesale News - Army Navy Expo

Wholesale News - Biz Growth Tool

Wholesale News - Dallas Toy Show

Wholesale News - NRF Nixes Protectionism

Wholesale News - Shoppers Want Info

Wholesale News - Video Spurs Action

Wholesale News - Wal-Mart MoneyCenters

Wholesale News - Web Wholesaler Completes BPA Audit

Wholesaler of the Month - A Family Tradition Of Success

September 2007

Business Strategies - Back to School Update

Business Strategies - Crime Savvy Retailers

Business Strategies - Diversify Finances

Business Strategies - HSAs And You

Business Strategies - Protecting SS Numbers

Business Strategies - Shrink Is Big

Business Strategies - Social Shopping Sites

Business Strategies - Web Info Breeds Sales

Company Profiles - Buying Made Easy At

Company Profiles - Guayabera Expands Styles

Company Profiles - Innovative Products From Hi-Dow

Kiosk Korner - Harborplace Kiosks

Kiosk Korner - Smarts & Sweat Equal Turnkey Success

New Products - Affordable Urban Wear

New Products - Arm Band Pouch

New Products - Cold Sore Healer

New Products - Dollar General Goes Private

New Products - Stun Gun Knuckles

New Products - Travel Security Case

Product Trends - Fab Footwear Online

Product Trends - Growing Dollars From Scents

Product Trends - Plus Sizes Growing

Web Tech Tips - Benefits of Vertical Search Engines

Web Tech Tips - Buyers Network Streamlined Wholesale Buying

Web Tech Tips - Vertical Search Engines

Web Tech Tips - Web Profits: Proven How-To Strategies to Skyrocket Web Sales

Wholesale News - Court Ruling Threatens Discounting

Wholesale News - Email Less Effective

Wholesale News - Match Landing Pages To Messages

Wholesale News - Online Security Gap

Wholesale News - Orbitz Biz Site

Wholesale News - Private Label Booms

Wholesale News - Shoe Stores Consolidate

Wholesale News - Shopping By GPS

Wholesale News - Web Is Everywhere

Wholesaler of the Month - Teamwork Drives UB2B's Success

Ocotber 2007

Business Strategies - 10 Tips for Press Releases

Business Strategies - Fit Consumers Spend Big

Business Strategies - Five Business Burdens

Business Strategies - Fraud Tops Retail Worries

Business Strategies - Stores Within Stores

Business Strategies - Strategies to Skyrocket Web Sales

Company Profiles - Awesome Heavyweight in Scales

Company Profiles - Buy Wise Expands Mix

Company Profiles - Celebrate Your Dog

Company Profiles - Fun Friends

Company Profiles - SemiPrecious

Company Profiles - Sports Watches From Game Time

Kiosk Korner - Crystal Fresh Tailors Programs

Kiosk Korner - Gift Giant Joins Santa's Pen

New Products - Always Time for Pets

New Products - Barton Blades From CKB

New Products - Funky Fruit Snacks

New Products - Personality Poster Metal Prints

New Products - Skull Collectibles

New Products - Team Spirit Lights Up

New Products - Twirling Machine

Product Trends - Anti Aging Market

Product Trends - Fashion Accessories: Never Out Of Season

Product Trends - Gifts & Housewares Spark Sales

Product Trends - Linking Housewares To Foods

Web Tech Tips - Adds Google Search

Web Tech Tips - New Daily Closeout Alert Newsletter

Wholesale News - China Fairs Expand

Wholesale News - Ghosts Push Halloween Sales

Wholesale News - List Turnover Troubles

Wholesale News - OfficeMax Aids Small Biz

Wholesale News - Retailers Facing Fines

Wholesale News - Tiffany Wins Suit

Wholesaler of the Month - Web Dreams Come True For Blue Bay

November 2007

Business Strategies - Dollar Store Strategies

Business Strategies - Five Steps To Successful Pay Per Click

Business Strategies - Small Biz Seeks Health Care

Business Strategies - Web Apparel Sales Skyrocket

Business Strategies - Websites to Get Facelifts

Company Profiles - Beaver Gumball Machine

Company Profiles - Master of More Than Price

Company Profiles - Pewter Dezigns

Company Profiles - Source for Great Deals

Company Profiles - Sticker Shoppe

Company Profiles - Wholesale Unlimited Expands

Company Profiles - Wuu Jau

Kiosk Korner - Selling Unique Products

New Products - Edible Greetings

New Products - Frame A Fish

New Products - Hearts That Float

New Products - Images in Motion

New Products - Light Up Your Pup

New Products - Night Lite Aroma Lamps

New Products - Popcorn Apparel

Product Trends - Bargains on Blank Ts and Sweats

Product Trends - Body Jewelry with Teeth

Product Trends - Jewelry & Watch Bonanza

Product Trends - Novelties & Souvenirs On Hot Streak

Web Tech Tips - Optimizing Product Pages For Sales

Web Tech Tips - Revamped Travel Site Increases Conversions

Web Tech Tips - Why Pros Need Vertical Search

Wholesale News - Consumers Want Cross Channels

Wholesale News - Email Results

Wholesale News - Immigration Rule Challenge

Wholesale News - NFIB Battles Death Tax

Wholesale News - NRF Pushes Web Tax

Wholesale News - Seller Sues eBay

Wholesale News - Stress Shopping Experience

Wholesale News - TJX Settles Suits

Wholesale News - Tying Online/In-Store Channels Together

Wholesaler of the Month - Lighter Leash Catches Fire

December 2007

Business Strategies - Abandonment Solutions

Business Strategies - PCI Compliance Update

Business Strategies - Sell More With Floor Displays

Business Strategies - Store Display Merchandising

Business Strategies - What Do Buyers Want?

Company Profiles - FashionPenny.Com: Demand Drives Sales

Company Profiles - Kalan Acquires Funworks

Company Profiles - One Stop Shopping At Ohio Wholesale

Company Profiles - Price Perfect Gems

Kiosk Korner - Stock Kiosks With Top Sellers

New Products - Bargains on Brand Watches

New Products - Blossom Crown

New Products - Bra Straps That Sparkle

New Products - Bubbling Bath Treats

New Products - Cell Phone Keeper

New Products - Compression Garments

New Products - Decorative Wind Chimes

New Products - Disposable Panties

New Products - EasyCal(tm) From Awesome

New Products - Eliminates Odors

New Products - Exclusive Pottery

New Products - Fish Lamps

New Products - Friski Boots from Itasca

New Products - Fun Face Gear

New Products - Golf Club Weed Whacker

New Products - Gourmet Lip Balm

New Products - Healing Inhalers

New Products - Inspirational Decor

New Products - Keyboard Stick Ons

New Products - Light Up Umbrellas

New Products - Messages that Stick

New Products - Mulitfunction MP3/MP4

New Products - Natural Pain Reliever

New Products - New Dad's Tools

New Products - Nostalgic Magnets & Postcards

New Products - Perfect Product Photos

New Products - Photo Frame Night Light

New Products - Profitable Parkas

New Products - Reggae Treasure Trove

New Products - Scarves with Style

New Products - Scrapbooking with Love

New Products - Smoking Bottle Incense Burners

New Products - Source for Socks & More

New Products - Steady Light Source

New Products - Teaching Toys For Tots

New Products - Warming Buddies

Product Trends - Sweet Smell Of Scent Success

Wholesale News - Ranked #1

Wholesale News - Build-A-Bear Expands

Wholesale News - ECommerce Helps Small Biz

Wholesale News - Family Dollar Adds Food

Wholesale News - Home Depot Targets Women

Wholesale News - Running Out of Addresses

Wholesale News - The Affluent Shop the Web

Wholesale News - Walgreens & AARP Join Forces

Wholesaler of the Month - Vision For Growth