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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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2008 Wholesale News Archive

January 2008

Business Strategies - Generating Post Sale Buys

Business Strategies - Time for Updated Fixtures?

Company Profiles - Awesome Treating Buyers Like Family

Company Profiles - Entrepreneur Earns Success

Company Profiles - My Bargain Bin Tests Sales

Company Profiles - New Items from Bottom Line

Company Profiles - US Marketing: Great Deals for Big Profits

Kiosk Korner - Catching Eyes at Kiosks

New Products - Fog Free Protects Surfaces

New Products - New Scents from R Expo

New Products - OliZoid 3D Puzzles

New Products - Plush Phone Covers

New Products - The Gas Gripper

New Products - Tickle Me Plant

Product Trends - Closeout & Liquidation Forecast

Web Tech Tips - The Ultimate Source

Wholesale News - CA Sues Toy Co's

Wholesale News - Costly Retail Rents

Wholesale News - House of Hoops Debuts

Wholesale News - Low Net Usage for Hispanics

Wholesale News - New Tactics for Sears

Wholesale News - Retail Crime and eFencing

Wholesale News - Shoppers Need Visuals

Wholesale News - Web Buying Habits

Wholesaler of the Month - Siezing an Opportunity: Kalan Aquires Funworks

February 2008

Business Strategies - Bolster Global eCommerce

Business Strategies - Building Customer Loyalty

Business Strategies - Golden Compass Increases Web Sales

Business Strategies - Kapa Boosts Profits

Business Strategies - New Ways to Sell

Business Strategies - Retail Tax Debate

Company Profiles - Dazzle and Fun from Blaychon

Company Profiles - Double Dragons Inc.

Company Profiles - Flipping Over Flipo

Company Profiles - Pain Eliminating Products

Company Profiles - Toy Wonders: Titans of Toys

Kiosk Korner - Catchy Kiosk Suppliers

New Products - Cool Pain Relief

New Products - Durable Spending Slips

New Products - NFL Air Fresheners

New Products - Novelty Night Lights

New Products - Religious Jeans

New Products - Rocket Pockets Water Sport

Product Trends - Great Toys at

Product Trends - Sunglass Fashion Forecast

Wholesale News - 2008 Economic Climate

Wholesale News - Affluent Love Bargains

Wholesale News - Ali Cards Debut

Wholesale News - Boomers' Web Use Rising

Wholesale News - Harvey Files Chapter 11

Wholesale News - Largest ASD Vegas Show

Wholesale News - Mobile Marketing Rises

Wholesaler of the Month - Buyers & Sellers Win with

March 2008

Business Strategies - Building Relevance And Sales Momentum

Business Strategies - Regulations Anyone?

Business Strategies - Small Biz Trends

Company Profiles - Customer Is King At Amglo

Company Profiles - Experience & Choice at Mid-America

Company Profiles - Movies 4 Wholesale

Company Profiles - Profit From Consumables

Company Profiles - Sales Popping At Party Celebration

Company Profiles - Something Exciting At Advanced Creations

Kiosk Korner - Kiosks Tap Today's Trends

New Products - Baggler Carries Bags

New Products - Bamboo Galore

New Products - Letters & Numbers

New Products - Plush Animal Therapy Wraps

New Products - Stunning Straw Hats

New Products - Vaporizer Line

Product Trends - Halloween & Party Items Spell Fun

Product Trends - Niches Boost Apparel Sales

Product Trends - Protective Gear Sales Rising

Web Tech Tips - Best Web Sourcing

Wholesale News - Chinese Consumers Buy Directly From U.S. Retailers

Wholesale News - DVD Biz On Roll

Wholesale News - Electronics Firms Recycle

Wholesale News - Footwear Prices

Wholesale News - New Click Fraud Filter Improves Traffic Quality

Wholesale News - Vertex Launches Tax Automation Tool

Wholesale News - Wal-Mart Food Fight

Wholesale News - Wegmans Snuffs Tobacco

Wholesaler of the Month - Style & Service Drive Sales At Pacific Link

April 2008

Business Strategies - Dollar Stores Thrive In Tough Times

Business Strategies - Exist or Not Exist: Securing the Buyer's Attention

Business Strategies - Grooming a Successor

Business Strategies - Setting Up a 401K

Business Strategies - Shoppers Shift Channels

Business Strategies - Specialty Retail Success

Business Strategies - Tax Refunds

Business Strategies - Web Cash Payment Sparks Sales

Business Strategies - Wireless Broadband Soars

Company Profiles - Rhino Mart Charges Ahead

Company Profiles - Salco Launches

Company Profiles - Selling By Instinct At OBI

Kiosk Korner - Shine With Bright Products

New Products - DayClocks

New Products - Heat Transfers Galore

New Products - Hillary Nutcracker

New Products - Look At Me Shirts

New Products - Mermaids From Luscious Lures

Product Trends - Bright Sales Trends For Jewelry & Watches

Product Trends - Power Your Profits With Electronics

Web Tech Tips - Combating Security Fraud

Wholesale News - Google Tops Searches

Wholesale News - Hands Off The Web

Wholesale News - Online Visibility For Small & Medium Businesses

Wholesale News - Owners Express Confidence

Wholesale News - Payment Fraud Grows

Wholesale News - Rebates Reward Retailers

Wholesale News - Redbox Expands In Walgreen's

Wholesale News - Tech Points to Upturn

Wholesale News - Toy Safety System

Wholesale News - Value Price Expo Debuts In Vegas

Wholesaler of the Month - Turning 10 Cents into $10 in Two Minutes at Tatstore.Com

May 2008

Business Strategies - Going Organic: Optimizing for Search to Increase Website Sales

Business Strategies - Identity Marketing

Company Profiles - Cool Feet Are Hot Items

Company Profiles - The Joy of Accessories

Kiosk Korner - Keys To Retail Success

New Products - Affirming Tees

New Products - Air Soft Guns From DP

New Products - Alarm Clock Sports Balls

New Products - Aqua Clip

New Products - Bargain Underwear

New Products - Belt Buckle Logos

New Products - Brand Your Beef

New Products - Cooler With Extras

New Products - Disney Characters Answer Calls

New Products - Energy Saving Kit

New Products - Expanding Towels

New Products - Five Hour Boost

New Products - Fragrant Picture Frames

New Products - Garden Fountains

New Products - Have a Seat Anywhere

New Products - Humane Pet Harness

New Products - Illuminating Art

New Products - Jewelry Honors Heroes

New Products - Krazy Cutter

New Products - Lipstick Stun Gun

New Products - Modern Budget Apparel

New Products - Monster Spray

New Products - Necklaces Reveal Moods

New Products - Patches of Honor

New Products - Pet First Aid

New Products - Pewter & Glass Jewelry

New Products - Service Tracks New Movers

New Products - Shoe Cover Up

New Products - Snowglobe Xmas DVD

New Products - Tea Facials

New Products - Thumball

New Products - Unique Scale Cars

New Products - Wine Saver

New Products - YogaToes

Product Trends - Sunglasses & Eyewear Forecast

Web Tech Tips - Vertical Search Effectiveness

Wholesale News - Coupons On Cell Phones

Wholesale News - Craft Show in Philly

Wholesale News - Cross Channel Retailing

Wholesale News - Dell Tests Biz Service

Wholesale News - Hasbro Buys Trivial Pursuit

Wholesale News - MarketLive Launches FastTrack 2008

Wholesale News - SBA Offers Help

Wholesale News - Shoppers Research Online

Wholesale News - Veteran Web Buyers VS. Rookies

Wholesaler of the Month - Creating An Online Leader

June 2008

Business Strategies - Wholesalers Ease Web Buying

Company Profiles - Innovative Signs

Company Profiles - Laura's Country Candles Expands

Company Profiles - Licensed Characters From NJ Croce

Kiosk Korner - Year Round Kiosk Sales

New Products - Changeable Banners

New Products - Frame Memories in Words

New Products - Latest Urban Fashions

New Products - Strapless Sun Visor

Product Trends - Home Furnishing & Housewares Review

Web Tech Tips - Tips for Designing Websites

Wholesale News - Blockbuster Expands Games

Wholesale News - Course For Small Business

Wholesale News - Education For Sellers At eBay Live 2008

Wholesale News - Gas Prices Drive Shoppers To Web

Wholesale News - Hispanics Respond to Email

Wholesale News - India Retailer Targets U.S.

Wholesale News - Payment System for Retailers

Wholesaler of the Month - Remote Control Zooms Sales

July 2008

Business Strategies - 12 Tips For Savvy Retailers

Business Strategies - Customer Surveys Reveal Site Weaknesses

Company Profiles - Galan Expands Line

Company Profiles - Nostalgia Reigns At Desperate Enterprises

Company Profiles - Win with

Company Profiles - Windfall Of Success For Iron Stop

Kiosk Korner - Vendors Profit From Quigley MD

New Products - Growing Creatures

New Products - Portable Pillow

New Products - Reusable Cotton Totes

New Products - Stretching Shopping Bags

Product Trends - White-Hot Holiday Products

Web Tech Tips - Buyers Network Speeds Transactions

Wholesale News - Amazon Sues New York

Wholesale News - ClassifiedFlyerAds Makes 'Bid' to Help eBay Sellers

Wholesale News - Coping With Site Objectives

Wholesale News - FTC Proposals Hit Resistance

Wholesale News - Meeting Global Challenges

Wholesale News - Nordstrom Adds Store Pick-Up

Wholesale News - Office Depot Teams with Google

Wholesaler of the Month - JSK Computer Services: Buyers' One-Stop Shop

August 2008

Business Strategies - Broadband Ramps Up

Business Strategies - Consumers Flock to the Web

Business Strategies - Fees Squelch Web Sales

Business Strategies - Fighting Organized Retail Crime

Business Strategies - Gaining Customer Confidence For More Sales

Business Strategies - Long Waits Harm Retailers

Business Strategies - Refresh Your Brand

Business Strategies - Shoppers Like Peer Reviews

Business Strategies - Social Networking Primer

Company Profiles - Belatriz

Company Profiles - E. Rossi Thrives in Little Italy

Company Profiles - Easy DVD Profits

Company Profiles - Great Selection at Blanket Depot

Company Profiles - Infotech America Offers Web Promo Services

Company Profiles - Sterling Forest Adds Stainless

Kiosk Korner - High Margins Spell Kiosk Success

New Products - Art From Behind Bars

New Products - Banking on Nostalgia

New Products - Bye Bye Bugs

New Products - Close Action from Sperry

New Products - Friski Boots Take London by Storm

New Products - Handy Purse Holder

New Products - Pens Carry Messages

New Products - Personalized Dog Collars

Product Trends - Footwear & Apparel Forecast

Product Trends - Toys & Novelties for Fun & Profits

Web Tech Tips - Checkout Options

Wholesale News - Amazon Adds Office Products

Wholesale News - BabyEarth Unveils Demo On Demand

Wholesale News - DollarDays Merges with Insignia

Wholesale News - Economy Favors Online Growth

Wholesale News - French Court Finds eBay Guilty

Wholesale News - Martha Stewart Alters Strategy

Wholesale News - New Incense from Evolve

Wholesale News - Online Fraud Rises

Wholesale News - Offers PayPal Later

Wholesale News - Web Searchers Offer Advice

Wholesaler of the Month - REAL Wholesale Deals from

September 2008

Business Strategies - Back to School Trends

Business Strategies - Call Center Tracking

Business Strategies - Early Holiday Web Marketing

Business Strategies - Holidays Require Planning

Business Strategies - Luxury Retail Update

Business Strategies - Promiscuous Purchasers

Business Strategies - Snare Holiday Shoppers

Business Strategies - Social Networks Build Brand Awareness

Company Profiles - 15,000 Choices and Growing

Company Profiles - Focus Is Quality Sunglasses

Company Profiles - Healthy Alternative

Company Profiles - Liss Eliminates The Middleman

Company Profiles - Magnetic Healing

Company Profiles - Sticker Empire

Company Profiles - Wacky Shirts For Big Margins

Kiosk Korner - Winning Kiosk Programs

New Products - New Incense Line

New Products - Solar Teeth Whitener

New Products - Super Flying Monkey Returns

New Products - Toothbrush Whitens

Product Trends - Gifts & Housewares Spell Holiday Sales

Product Trends - Health, Home & Housewares Trends

Product Trends - Product Preview: Small Electronics & E-Games

Web Tech Tips - Ranking Wholesale Marketplaces

Wholesale News - Beauty Boutiques At Bloomie's

Wholesale News - Best Buy Music Centers

Wholesale News - Ebay to Emphasize Fixed-Price Sales Format

Wholesale News - Inflation Dilutes Rebate Impact

Wholesale News - JCPenney Adds Private Brand

Wholesale News - The Facebook Edge

Wholesale News - Wal-Mart Updates Logo

Wholesale News - Web Satisfaction Survey

Wholesale News - Web Shoppers Cut Store Buys

Wholesaler of the Month - RedRoller Perfects Shipping & Savings

Ocotber 2008

Business Strategies - Marketing on a Shoestring

Business Strategies - Prep Websites for Holidays

Business Strategies - Using Live Chat to Boost Sales

Company Profiles - Baby Inspires New Line

Company Profiles - Custom Marketing From Buy Wise

Company Profiles - Kole Boosts Closeouts

Company Profiles - Silver and

Kiosk Korner - Personalization Moves To Video

New Products - Excellent Costumes

New Products - Phubby The Wrist Cubby

New Products - Power of Prayer Watches

New Products - Safe, Cheap Batteries

New Products - Soothes Sore Spots

New Products - Toothbrush With Toothpaste

Product Trends - Fashion Accessories Galore

Product Trends - Jewelry & Watches Add Holiday Dazzle

Web Tech Tips - Email Marketing Minefields

Wholesale News - Alliance Expands Prepaid Cards

Wholesale News - Congress Eyes Hot Web Goods

Wholesale News - Offline Advertising Drives Online Traffic

Wholesale News - Retail Thrives in Cities

Wholesale News - Service Speeds Gift Card Access

Wholesale News - Tiffany Fights eBay Verdict

Wholesale News - Vitamin Shoppe Opens Web Dialog

Wholesale News - Walmart Goes Tailgating

Wholesaler of the Month - Mediak Lets the Kids Do the Talking

November 2008

Business Strategies - Aiming for Super Rich

Business Strategies - Assessing a Store Location

Business Strategies - Consumers Love Coupons

Business Strategies - Early Holiday Shopping

Business Strategies - Global Supply Chain Safety

Business Strategies - Holiday Email Tips

Business Strategies - How to Build An Email List

Business Strategies - Internet Searching Soars

Business Strategies - Monitor Social Networks

Business Strategies - Retailers See Strength Online

Business Strategies - Shipping Promotions That Drive Sales

Business Strategies - Stop Shoplifting & Protect Your Store

Company Profiles - CLS Offers Solutions

Company Profiles - CSB Offers Sizzling Housewares

Company Profiles - MBK Guarantees Sales

Company Profiles - Purses to the Max

Company Profiles - Quality Magnetic Healing

Company Profiles - Scrubs For Profits

Company Profiles - Shielding the Face of Technology

Company Profiles - Top Sellers for Parks, Resorts and Gaming

Company Profiles - Village Wrought Iron: A Touch of Tradition

Kiosk Korner - Taking Kiosks Personally

New Products - Conklin Earring Bonanza

New Products - Editor's Hot Product Picks November 2008

New Products - Jewelry with Healing Power

New Products - Mesa Pottery Adds Crosses

New Products - Norton Show Nov. 15th

New Products - Swim with Music

Product Trends - Designers Move from Class to Mass

Product Trends - Sweet Smell of Success

Wholesale News - 99 Only Stores Raise Prices

Wholesale News - Challenging Holiday Season

Wholesale News - Consumers Consolidate Trips

Wholesale News - Gift Card Protection

Wholesale News - Goes Global

Wholesale News - Ranking Buyer Satisfaction

Wholesale News - Value Price Expo

Wholesaler of the Month - Integrity Drives Liquidation Innovation

December 2008

Business Strategies - Combining Search for Higher Conversion

Business Strategies - E-Tail Marketplaces

Business Strategies - Sales Tips for Indy Retailers

Company Profiles - Easy Shopping At

Company Profiles - Pro-Rider Leathers

Company Profiles - Swiss Watches for All Buyers

Company Profiles - Vapor Stores

Kiosk Korner - Partnering With Suppliers

New Products - Aurora's Adds Diffuser

New Products - Bakugan Bandwagon

New Products - Beer on Your Belt

New Products - Birthday BlowOuts

New Products - Body Shapers Shed Weight

New Products - Burlesque DVD Yule Log

New Products - Cigar Cutter Key Chain

New Products - Color Changing Candle

New Products - Customizing Wallets

New Products - Editor's Hot Product Picks December 2008

New Products - Express Yourself with Emotibuds

New Products - Fizz Cup for Ice Cream Floats

New Products - Flavored Wooden Skewers

New Products - Footwear Fresheners

New Products - Great Gifts from JKE

New Products - High Profit Incense Kits

New Products - Hookahs Galore

New Products - Kole Fashion Deal

New Products - Kruzer Kaddy

New Products - Lighted Tiny Helicopter

New Products - Live Crickets

New Products - Lucky Lotto Dice

New Products - MP3 Sunglasses

New Products - New Mini Pleat Fashion

New Products - No Rain on Windshields

New Products - No-Pierce Body Jewelry

New Products - Pirate Farkel

New Products - Reserve Your Spot in Heaven

New Products - Sporty Wall Decor

New Products - Sunglasses for Helmets

New Products - Tattoo Print Belts & Buckles

New Products - Tattoos Help Needy

New Products - Top Reggae DVDs

New Products - Topless Mermaid Lures

New Products - Walking Sticks & Survival Kits

New Products - Wine Whisk

New Products - Wow! On Windows

Product Trends - Bio Bags Improve Environment and Increase Profits

Product Trends - Marketing Closeouts, What Makes a Good Closeout?

Product Trends - Retailers Smell Success with Scented Products

Wholesale News - eCards Add Gifts

Wholesale News - Good Web Shopping

Wholesale News - In-Store Pickup Improves

Wholesale News - Shoptopia Merges Bricks and Clicks

Wholesale News - Web Video Marketing Soars

Wholesaler of the Month - High-Flying Sales at