Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Independent Retailer News

Small Firms say LinkedIn Works and Twitter Doesn’t

Six out of 10 small business owners say they believe social-media tools are valuable to their company’s growth.

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Toy Industry Report

This year at Toy Fair in New York, it was clear that manufacturers are creating toys and products that are increasingly appealing to a broader audience.

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Valentine’s Day Sales Expected to Rise 3.2 Percent

Average Valentine’s Day expenditure is expected to be $134.08, up from last year’s $133.99, forecasts industry research firm IBISWorld.

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NYIGF to Become NY NOW Summer 2013

The event will take place August 17-21 at the Javits Center and Pier 94 in NYC with new branding, “NY NOW, the Market for Home & Lifestyle.”

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Business Updates

Spotting and Using Trends

Joanna Bradshaw shares key strategies to help independent retailers develop their competitive edge, one of the most important elements for success.

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Bid or Buy At Ubid Deals

Ubid Deals is an online community that connects individual buyers, corporate sellers and small business operators with a vast array of wholesale merchandise.

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Unique Trade Show Booths

Attract show attendees to your booth with these innovative design elements.

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How To Profit in a Rapidly Evolving Mobile Marketplace

Whether it’s through a smartphone or tablet, mobile shopping is now an undeniable part of the retail experience for consumers and retailers alike.

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Sport Cups Hot Trend for Kids

Sport stacking is an officially sanctioned event in the National Junior Olympics, and a common unit among physical education classes.

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How One Impulse Buy Headband Nourishes Many

While comfortable headbands improve women’s lives in a small way, Banded is also committed to making the world a better place. Here’s how.

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How to Leverage Liquidator’s Deals and Value

Jacobs Trading Company sells to a variety of discount and surplus stores, flea market vendors, auctioneers, and wholesalers and retailers.

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My Import USA Secrets to Success

In 2012, through strategic partnerships and acquisitions, My Import became one of the largest wholesale companies in the nation.

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Product News

Stylish Apparel for Spring Sales

Classic suits, especially when available in a wide selection of seasonal colors and priced to sell, will be an asset to any retail apparel line this spring.

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Spring for Dazzling Designs

Bermuda shorts, overstated sunglasses and flirty skirts also are expected to be well liked in 2013.

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New Idea Hot Seller Among Sports Fans

Rear Gear provides a portable, hands free solution to sports fans’ woes in the form of the Rear Gear seat cushion.

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How Scramble Squares Sell in Multiple Markets

Available in 140 designs, Scramble Squares puzzles are touted as, “Perhaps the World’s Most Challenging Puzzle.”

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