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October 2013 | Volume 24 | Number 11

Trends in Jewelry, Handbags & Cell Phone Cases page 92

NEWS

14 By the Numbers

GIFTS & SOUVENIRS

16 Zombies & More From DWK 22 You’ve Been Framed Licensed Sports Products

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26 Random Rummy12 Card Game 28 ZOO baby Splat Mats and Gummi Jewelry 30 Double Stax Multi-purpose Tote Bag

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32 Pendant Stamping Craze

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES 34 Sunglasses Go Green

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36 Best Practices in Ecommerce Navigation 42 Social and Mobile: Riding the O-Site Commerce Wave 46 Wholesale Supplier Directory

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50 International Wholesale’s “Smart” Line of Home & Health Products 52 Innovative RC Helicopters, Cars & More 54 Hi-Dow Personal Electronic Muscle Stimulators 122 Product Spotlight

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Shop Local If just half the U.S. employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue to local economies according to independentwestand.org. Independent retailers return more than twice as much money per dollar of sales to a local economy than chain competitors.

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gifts & souvenirs Zombies & More From DWK DWK CORPORATION, launched in 1999, offers hundreds of unique gift figurines and home décor items. The company’s merchandise includes salt & pepper sets, wine holders, lanterns, picture frames, ashtrays and more, in fun themes such as zombies, animals, chef and western. “We are constantly working on new items,” says Dave Kim, owner and president. “Right now we are working on a new series based on the ‘Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’ theme.” After many customer requests for this traditional novelty, DWK decided to create it with a new approach. “We are starting off with a version for our zombie line. We launched our zombie series about six months ago with a lantern, salt & pepper set, wine holder and ashtray, because many consumers want these things.” The company is also

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introducing a wall hanging with a spooky zombie figure coming out of the wall. “Of that, I’m sorry to say, we are pretty proud,” Kim admits. In addition to bringing in new series, DWK continues to expand its established lines. “Our salt & pepper sets and wine holders are very strong. A customer recently asked us for an armadillo set, so we are working on that now,” Kim shares.

Animal merchandise charms the masses DWK’s products are designed to create an emotional attachment, and often feature appealing sayings and animals. The firm has many popular statuaries of dogs, cats, elephants, bears, roosters, wolves, tigers and buffalo, to name a few. DWK’s dog figurines, for example, continued on page 20


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gifts & souvenirs Zombies & More From DWK continued from page 16 are extremely hot items, and the company recently introduced a female Chihuahua with a pink bow and collar. “Pretty in Pink” is already a huge hit with retail buyers. “Our Chihuahua line is among the biggest selection of dogs we carry. The Chihuahua breed sells very well,” Kim explains. “In terms of trends, we don’t follow them as much as we try to craft items that will resonate with consumers year round. We are known for our unique designs and price points,” Kim continues. “Our prices are neither low nor high; we are in the middle. Our items are especially appealing because of our level of quality. We have received many compliments over the years, and we are thankful for our customers’ continued support. We are committed to helping them succeed. After all, they are the reason we are successful.” Because of that support, DWK is growing at such

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gifts & souvenirs You’ve Been Framed Licensed Sports Products YOU’VE BEEN Framed is a new, turnkey concept in licensed sports and print on demand products. Available from iDNA for all college and professional teams, the cart and kiosk program includes framed jersey stitch, letter art, sports hangout and locker room prints. “We offer a complete, well thought out turnkey concept that offers four products that can be printed right on the spot. Personalization is huge right now, and these are great gifts that consumers love,” says David Bazzoni, president. “Our operators produce the same look and feel of a team jersey, but with the consumer’s chosen name on the back.” The locker room print showcases three to four jerseys, one of which is personalized with the customer’s chosen

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name. “If you are an Indianapolis Colts fan, you put the desired name on the jersey in the middle, between Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne,” Bazzoni explains. As for the jersey stitch print, “With the technology we have adopted, the stitch appears as an actual stitch,” he points out.

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gifts & souvenirs You’ve Been Framed continued from page 22 and paper,� Bazzoni continues. Initial set-up includes printer, ink system, router/server and visual merchandise, which totals around $1,350. In addition, the minimum suggested opening order for virtual credits, frames and papers amounts to around $2,598. The You’ve Been Framed program includes visual merchandising designed to draw in the most people. It includes step-by-step video tutorials that show retailers exactly how to set up the printer and process an order, as well as how to encourage customers to buy more than one product.

Super sellers in holiday season Retailers can recoup their investment in a matter of days, Bazzoni adds, especially if they start selling in November and December. “From what we have seen with our first operators, sales are explosive. Now is an

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new products Random Rummy12 Card Game Random Rummy12 at IGES/SSS Krazy Kinfolk foresees Random Rummy12 selling well in the gift and game market, at boutiques, mom and pop stores, and all types of gift and souvenir shops. “It will be a great play for people vacationing at the beach, as well as the ski slopes; anywhere you find groups of people coming together.” To introduce Random Rummy12 to gift buyers, the company will be exhibiting at the IGES/SSS show in CARD GAMES have been a favorite pastime for Tennessee, November 5-9. Retailers will find Random generations, bringing families and friends together for big enjoyment at little cost. Random Rummy12 Rummy12 at the event’s new Pigeon Forge location, is a new card game, created by family owned and booth PF8600. Random Rummy12 comes in a box that incluoperated Krazy Kinfolk LLC, for players ages ten and des 119 cards, easy to follow up. “Random Rummy12 is a instructions and a score sheet. challenging 12-hand rummy The heavy-duty container game where skill and luck displays the company’s eyecome together for a great catching rainbow colored logo, time,” says Betty Evenson, and is designed to last through marketing director. “It years of play. Everything about requires more strategic thinkthe card game is 100 percent ing than traditional rummy made in the USA, Evenson games, but it is really fun, stresses. “We are incredibly too. Our family has always proud that our entire game, played cards, and throughfrom development to printing out the years we adapted the and distribution, has been Betty Evenson, marketing director rules and made additions and done right here in the United deletions to improve the game States. It is a bit more costly of rummy.” than going overseas, but very About a year ago, the family realized that they had important to us.” Even so, the game is affordably priced developed something quite unique that was sure to be at $16.99 retail, and $8.50 wholesale. The minimum a winner with many other Americans, and decided to go to market with Random Rummy12. To confirm its order is 12 games. ■ hunch, Krazy Kinfolk first conducted a series of focus groups. “Everybody just loved it, even focus group Krazy Kinfolk LLC / participants who were not normally card players,” Random Rummy12 Evenson reports. “We are hoping our vendors will play Tel: 706-344-9607 • Fax: 706-265-5043 our game. Then they will be able to tell their customers Email: evenson@windstream.net Website: www.RandomRummy12.com first hand how much fun it really is.”

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new products ZOO baby Splat Mats and Gummi Teething Jewelry KIDKUSION, A family owned and operated distributor of innovative child safety products, has expanded into a line of fun and artistic baby and child gift merchandise. Every item is developed and tested by parents, and most of the company’s products are made in the USA. KidKusion’s newest introductions are Gummi Teething necklaces and bracelets and ZOO baby splat mats for baby feeding. There is also a line of ZOO baby canvas art for room décor. Initial designs include a giraffe, monkey, owl and hippo. ZOO baby graphic splat mats are mealtime must-haves, and make great gifts for new parents. Measuring 36 by 48 inches, these vinyl mats are placed under high chairs to catch all the food that escapes baby’s tray. Not only are the mats functional, in that they protect the floor and enable easy after meal cleanup, the colorful animals keep babies amused

ZOO baby canvas art measures 12 by 12 inches. Each of the four animals is available with three different background colors, which are green, blue and pink, to fit any room décor.

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Babies like to put everything in their mouths, and mom’s shiny jewelry is often a target for curious babies. New Gummi Teething jewelry from KidKusion, available in an array of colors and designs, allows babies to safely chew on bracelets and necklaces. The latest designs feature a bamboo look for mom and a “Just My Size” bamboo look bracelet for baby, recommended for ages six months and up. The Just My Size line also includes a fun teething watch, available in pink, blue and green. All teething jewelry is safe and nontoxic, and BPA and phthalate free. Gummi Teething jewelry retails from $5 to $10 each. “These products make Cyndi Bowen, president good gifts for toy stores, card stores, general gift stores and hospital gift and in their seats lonshops,” Bowen points out. ger than plain mats. KidKusion’s minimum order is $100, and buyers can “ZOO baby mats place orders by calling the company’s toll free number. are unique because The firm is in the process of developing point of purof their large original chase displays. Retailers are invited to visit KidKusion’s artwork,” explains consumer website to gather detailed product informaCyndi Bowen, presition. They can also see the company’s new gift line at dent. “They were the IGES/SSS show in Tennessee, November 5-9, at designed by our son, booth PF8203. ■ Chris, who recently graduated with an KidKusion Inc. art degree.” Mats P.O. Box 1686, Washington, NC 27889 wholesale for $6 and Tel.: 800-845-9236 • Fax: 252-946-6601 retail for $12 each. For Email: info@kidkusion.com Website: www.kidkusion.com nurseries, matching

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new products Double Stax Multi-purpose Tote Bag THE DOUBLE Stax is a reusable two tote bag system that can carry the contents of 12 reusable bags, and is easily collapsible for storage. The versatile unit has multiple uses, including shopping bag, picnic basket, car organizer and storage unit. Double Stax’s two totes together hold up to 80 pounds. The larger, bottom unit has shoulder straps and can be carried like a tote, and both units have handles so they can be carried as bins.

and keep items from rolling around in the back of a car, the Double Stax also cuts down on the number of trips it takes to move groceries or other items from the car to the home. “I can move all our groceries from the car to the kitchen in one or two easy trips,” Bush points out.

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To make the system even more functional and attractive to consumers, Bush is preparing to introduce a Green product fits washable liner. The insuinto shopping cart lated, removable liner can The Double Stax is an be used to keep products hot or cold on the ride environmentally friendly solution to today’s plastic home from the grocery problem, stresses Erica store, or at a picnic or tailgating party. Prior to her Bush, product developer retail launch, Bush started and company CEO/ owner. “I created a green showing her product to product to help consumfamily and friends, and the ers join the fight to reduce reception was great. “It is a the consumption of plasgood product that makes sense for the environment, tic bags.” The product is and people want to buy it an unexpected result of the inventor’s New Year’s for convenience as well,” resolution to be more she points out. “Today’s green. “The idea was to consumers are strapped for time. They are always stop using plastic shoplooking for products that ping bags,” Bush recalls. Reusable bags proved not can save them time and to be the solution, as they make their lives easier. Erica Bush, product developer and company were messy, did not hold Double Stax does.” CEO/owner much and were often forDouble Stax wholesales gotten at home. “When for $12 to $14, depending I go grocery shopping, it is for two weeks worth of on quantity, and retail is $19.99 to $24.99. To help food for six people,” explains Bush, a mother of four retailers sell the product, Bush provides a display that children. “The number of reusable bags for all those includes a poster explaining how to use Double Stax. groceries is anywhere from 20 to 30.” There is no minimum order. ■ Bush set out to find a better solution, and ended up creating her own. “My product is a reusable shopping See product video this article online at Easy Simple Bags LLC inIndependentRetailer.com bin, made to fit the body of a large shopping cart, which P.O. Box 84, Yorkville, IL 60560 can be safely stacked,” Bush reports. The structure is Tel.: 630-383-8761 • Email: erica.bush@doublestax.com also rigid enough to secure numerous products in one Website: www.doublestax.com place. Not only does it help preserve the environment

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Subtle to trending color options Sun Fashion Designs’ pendants are available in a wide variety of finishes, including high polished and matte finished, and come in a variety of styles including silver, silver with gold edges, black edges, gold and solid black. They can be colored in using a variety of trendy hues such as lime green and hot pink. “We offer enough variations so retailers can accommodate anyone’s tastes,” Nelson points out. “The silver heart with gold edges is a lovely gift for a mom, and guys really like the solid black dog tags.” Stamped pendants typically retail for $30 and up, and retailers often sell them at malls for $50 and up. At the higher price point, sellers often include a neck chain. Sun Fashion Designs also provides a large variety of neck chains to complement whatever style 32

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pendant is chosen. The stamping methodology, just like Sun Fashion Designs’ ring stamping process, is easy to learn and use. Retailers can get started with the full kit, which sells for $799. The kit comprises a pendant stamping machine; letters A through Z, numbers zero through nine, a hyphen and forward slash, an ampersand, an asterisk, a hammer, a paint pen, 100 pendants of your choosing, point of purchase materials and practice pendants. For those who already have a set of stamps, the kit can be purchased without stamps for $499. Retailers who are presently doing stamping can purchase components separately, as Sun Fashion’s pendants can be stamped by hand or use other stamps as well.

Keepsake rings another big hit Sun Fashion Designs’ hypoallergenic rings are made of 316-grade stainless steel and produced in a variety of colors. The newest concept in the stamped rings circle is keepsake rings. Customers purchase rings in small sizes stamped with their child’s or other loved one’s name, and wear them on a necklace. Sun Fashion Designs offers a stamping kit that wholesales for $865. It includes the stamping machine, 100 rings of their choice, letters A through Z, numbers zero through nine, a hyphen and forward slash, an ampersand, an asterisk, a hammer, a paint pen, a ring measuring stick and a ring sizer. The machine is easy to use, and on average it takes less than one minute for a seller to personalize a ring. Stamped rings wholesale for less than $2, and often retail for ten times the wholesale price, and more. A few other popular Sun Fashion Designs selections include cubic zirconia rings, earrings and pendants, often set in a micro pave style; chains as well as chain by the inch. The company also offers the gold and silver wire supplies for wire crafting businesses, and has low minimum orders. ■

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APPAREL / CLOTHING F E AT U R E D S E L L E R BANIAN TRADING 800-366-2660 www.baniantrading.com Manufacturer of “JUST DARLING COLLECTION”. Importer & Wholesaler of Over 4,000 Products: Childrenswear, Accessories, Shoes, T-Shirts, School Uniforms, Christening Wear, Formal Wear, Baby Goods, Christian & Hispanic/ Mexican Products, Baseball Caps, Bridals, Rhinestone Jewelry, Hosiery, Etc. We Ship Worldwide. Our 22nd Year!! FASHION WEAR PLUS INC. 813-949-6060 fashionwearplus.com HOT PRODUCTS! FAIR PRICES! High Fashion Jean Sets - Fleese Sets - Thermal Shirts - Sweaters - Hoodies - Jeans - Bubble Coats - Varsity Jackets - Polo Shirts TShirts - Licenced - NFL - CARTOON JACKETS - NASCAR - AUTOMOTIVE JACKETS. SWEET CHEEKS 719-748-1211 sweetcheekswholesale.com Amazing variety of items for children and crafts. Apparel, leg warmers, hats, bloomers, hair accessories, jewelry, squeaker shoes, decorative resins, felties and more. ALABAMA WHOLESALE www.bamasocks.com

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HARVEST IMPORT INC. www.harvestimport.com

ROCKEY TRADING CO. www.rockeytrading.com

813-888-9400

SOCK WHOLESALERS www.sockwholesalers.com

800-597-3886

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STEAL DEAL www.stealdealinc.com

800-416-6149

ACCESSORIES PALACE shop.accessoriespalace.com

SOMETHING SPECIAL HAT www.somethingspecialhat.com

323-725-1001

TASHA APPAREL www.tashaapparel.com

213-742-0974

GREAT LAKES WHOLESALE 616-261-9393 www.glwholesale.com/wholesalecentral.aspx

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718-639-3588

TTM INTERTRADING, INC. www.ttmintertrading.com

323-586-0003

KOLE IMPORTS www.koleimports.com

800-874-7766

WHOLESALE FASHION INC www.wholesalefashioninc.com

800-913-3274

PRICE KING INC. www.priceking.com

718-786-8540

VARSHAA.COM www.varshaa.com WESTERN EXPRESS / 800-245-1380 www.westernexpressinc.com

213-748-9469

442079079949

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BUSINESS SERVICES SITE & RUNNING INC. www.b2bstorefront.com

718-801-3080

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917-607-8999

CLOTHINGISLAND.COM www.clothingisland.com

800-652-8275

CRESWELL SOCK MILLS www.sockmills.com

256-657-3213

EFASHION WHOLESALE www.efashionwholesale.com

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EQUIPSEA LLC shapewear.equipsea.com

770-687-1782

B TO B SUPPLIES b2bsupply.co

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EROS HOSIERY CO. www.eroswholesale.com

215-342-2121

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813-443-0700

FABDEAL www.fabdeal.com

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KIDSBLANKS BY ZOEY 888-529-3883 www.kidsblanks.com

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LEMON TREE TRADING CO. 213-747-3410 www.wholesalefashionplace.com LUMIERE www.lumierefashion.com

323-589-2015

MAIN STREET www.mainstreetcloseouts.com

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PRICE MASTER 800-538-3873 PriceMaster.com Wholesaler/Distributor of 3000+ Convenience Store,Dollar Store,Discount Store items. *BEST SERVICE & FAST DELIVERY* FREE SHIPPING deals available throughout USA! HBA, Energy products, Batteries, Condoms, Cig. Tobacco products, General Merchandise, Household products, Novelty, MUCH MUCH MORE...

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KOLE IMPORTS dropship.koleimports.com

800-874-7766

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PLUM ISLAND SILVER CO. www.plumislandsilver.com

800-543-7177

MARK’S WHOLESALE 417-762-5511 markswholesale.com Wholesaler of general merchandise. Handbags, Tools, Fashion Access., Gifts, Luggage, Knives, Toys, Novelties, Candles, Automotive and more.

U HAVE GIFTS INC. uhavegifts.com

626-200-7557

DVDS & VIDEOS F E AT U R E D S E L L E R S MOUNTAIN VIEW MOVIES 607-278-5401 www.mountainviewmovies.com Authentic brand new DVD movies, Blu-ray discs & video games at the lowest wholesale prices. Major Studio DVDs UNDER $4. Stock changes weekly. Low $50 minimum purchase. Free UPS Ship over $300. DVD PLAYLAND LLC 501-499-9489 www.shop.wholesalexxxdvd.com DVD RELOAD www.dvdreload.com/specials

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26 CALIFORNIA BAZAR INC. 323-588-3026 www.26cb.com DOLLARDAYS INTERN’L www.dollardays.com

877-837-9569

FOUR SEASONS GENERAL www.4sgm.com

323-826-1199

GENCO MARKETPLACE www.gencomarketplace.com

800-224-3141

INTERTRADE CORP. www.intertradecorp.com

301-595-8999

JACK LEVY SALES www.jacklevysales.com

216-831-6604

MIAMI WHOLESALE 347-409-1679 www.wholesalecentral.com/miamiwholesale

303-881-6146

GIFTS

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HENRY BRANDT & CO. www.HENRYBRANDT.COM

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COMMON DENOMINATOR 949-791-9249 www.wholesalecentral.com/commondenominator

VALUE ARTS CO., INC. www.valuarts.com

800-815-3855

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386-424-1662

800-996-7531

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BUCKWHOLESALE.COM www.buckwholesale.com

CHOICEHANDBAGS www.choicehandbag.com

213-745-3065

E-BESTCHOICE.COM www.e-bestchoice.com

972-247-4514

770-582-6688

D & D FLORIDA IMPORTS www.ddflimport.com

CLOSEOUTS

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FIXTURES & FORMS 804-233-4443 www.fixturesandformsonline.com

FASHION UNIC fashionunic.com

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FASHION EXPRESS US www.savvypurses.com

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GLOBAL IMPORTS INC / 888-882-0005 www.Hunnt.com

INTERNATIONAL PIONEER internationalpioneer.com

213-765-8007

FASHION WORLD www.handbagfashion.com

213-747-7145

JUDY’S ACCESSORIES www.judysaccessories.com

213-745-0707

FFANY LEATHER HANDBAGS 213-742-0386 www.ffanyhandbag.com

PRIMETIME CLOTHING www.primetimeclothing.com

877-576-5447

DOBA www.doba.com

ANN KIM FASHION 213-745-2910 www.wholesalecentral.com/afdesi0001

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R. G. RILEY & SONS, INC. www.rgriley.com

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FOOD & GROCERY ROYAL ENTERPRISES www.royalwholesalecandy.com

SUNRISE WHOLESALE 877-250-5045 sunrisewholesalemerchandise.com

BABY ITEMS KAY BOUTIQUE LLC 406-222-4853 wholesalegirls.kay-boutique.com

BEVERLY HILLS UNIFORMS 718-378-1188 bhuniforms.com

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ASW WHOLESALE CLUB www.aswexpress.com

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BH WHOLESALE INC. www.bhwholesale.com

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SEVEN SEAS, INC. www sevenwholesale com www.sevenwholesale.com

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IRWIN SALES 281-424-7651 www.irwinembroiderypatches.com Patches, Pins & Transfers!! Over 2000 designs to choose from! Military, NRA, Patriotic, American Flag, Religious, Motorcycle and More! Great Novelty Item.

LANCY ONLINE INC. www.LancyNY.com

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HUA FU INTERNATIONAL www.huafu.org

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MICHELLE AND SCOTT’S www.wholesaleimport.com

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KLASSY BAGS www.klassybags.com

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CRYSTAL FLORIDA INC. 239-732-6611 www.wholesalemuranojewelry.com

NOVELTIES

TRIPPO NOVELTY, INC. 800-536-5559 www.wholesalecentral.com/trippo/Store.cfm

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MAD BAGS LLC mad-bags.com/index.html

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ON SALE HANDBAG www.onsalehandbag.com

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HIPHOPJEWELRYWHOLESALE.COM 410-493-2269 www.hiphopjewelrywholesale.com

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HEALTH & BEAUTY F E AT U R E D S E L L E R PRICE MASTER 800-538-3873 PriceMaster.com Wholesaler/Distributor of 3000+ Convenience Store,Dollar Store,Discount Store items. *BEST SERVICE & FAST DELIVERY* FREE SHIPPING deals available throughout USA! HBA, Energy products, Batteries, Condoms, Cig. Tobacco products, General Merchandise, Household products, Novelty, MUCH MUCH MORE...

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KALAN LP 800-345-8138 www.kalanlp.com Lansdowne, Pennsylvania United States Market leader in humorous and personalized programs. Specialize in the newest Impulse products. PERSONALIZED PRODUCTS: Mini lanyard key rings & hot pink key rings. Also, tin signs, shot glasses, magnetic stickers, party goods, birthday candles, balloons and confetti. Over 10,000 items in-stock.

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NOVELTEES WHOLESALE 801-484-6769 www.wholesalecentral.com/NovelteesWholesale

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MKM JEWELRY, INC. www.belchousa.com/

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OCEAN STATE CREATIONS www.oscjewelry.com

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PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 800-432-3636 www.cooljewels.com/emailland2.aspx

US GLOBAL IMPORTS www.usglobalimports.com

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SHARP IMPORT 877-286-4139 www.wholesalecentral.com/sharpimport/store.cfm

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RINADON.COM www.rinadon.com

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FRAGRANCENET.COM www.fragrancenet.com

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SALES ONE LLC www.bodyvibe.com

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FRAGRANCEX.COM INC. www.fragrancex.com

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SAM’S ONE www.samsoneinc.com

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INSTOCK123.COM www.instock123.com

CANDY CONCEPTS www.candyconceptsinc.com

DRUGSTORE PRODUCTS 732-606-4242 www.wholesalecentral.com/dspsales

800-398-8158

PERFUME CENTER www.perfume-center.com

516-348-1124

SEB’S FASHIONS www.designer-jewelry.com

305-593-9017

SWEET LOLA www.sweetlola.net

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UNITED GEMCO unitedgemco.com

212-840-9380

BEAUTYMAX COSMETICS www.makeupcolors.com

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MERCHANDIZE LIQUID. 754-204-0740 www.merchandizeliquidators.com MVP TRADING CO., INC. www.mvptrading.com

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ONE TREE LLC www.onetreebrands.com

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SISQUOC HEALTHCARE 888-909-9910 sisquochealthcare.com/wholesale.html STEALTH INTERNATIONAL www.stealth-international.com

516-248-4090

SOUTHSHORE INTL southshorefineliving.com

CUTTING EDGE PRODUCTS 252-830-5577 www.cuttingedgeproducts.net

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904-720-2183 CTS WHOLESALE LLC 800-796-3486 www.ctswholesalesunglasses.com

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24/7 WHOLESALE 877-247-9465 www.wholesalecentral.com/247wholesale/store.cfm

MASTER CUTLERY INC. www.mastercutlery.com

888-271-7229

247 FASHION STORE www.247fashionstore.com

909-839-0186

PACIFIC LINK WHOLESALE 706-275-0079 www.sunglassespacificlink.com

866-644-0134

CHENG’S ENTERPRISE www.easyusafootwear.com

800-886-3288

RUBY IMPORTS www.rubyimports.net

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866-424-7955

PANTHER TRADING CO. www.pantherwholesale.com

SOLAR SUNGLASSES www.solarsunglasses.net

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800-237-7640

S & S SPORTS INC www.sports456.com

877-765-2732

REX INTERNATIONAL www.rexdist.com

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TOPPER INTERNATIONAL www.topperliquidators.com

800-867-7371

SHARP IMPORT www.cutlerywholesaler.com THROWERSUPPLY.COM www.throwersupply.com

409-209-9575

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AZUR GLOBAL IMPORTS www.azur1.com

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BEADS CORNER www.wholesalebeaded.com

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CERIJEWELRY.COM www.cerijewelry.com

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CONKLIN FASHIONS www.wholesalejewelry.net

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BONSAIOUTLET 877-806-3200 www.bonsaioutlet.com/wholesale-inquiries 800-247-4093

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NEVA ENTERPRISES, INC. www.olympiceyewear.com

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TOYS & HOBBIES ESCO IMPORTS TOY CO. www.escoimports.com

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INNEX INC www.innexinc.com

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JK IMPORTS, INC. www.jkimportsla.com

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supplier profile International Wholesale’s “Smart” Line of Home & Health Products I NTER NATIONA L WHOLESALE is a wholesale food distributor and supplier of merchandise to dollar stores, dollar plus stores, wholesalers, jobbers, supermarkets, discount stores, convenience stores and many other retailers and wholesalers. With over 4,000 items, the company recently introduced its own product lines under the “Smart” label: Homesmart, which includes zip and slider storage bags, fabric softener, plastic food storage, candles and aluminum cooking pans; Healthsmart, which offers many health and beauty items such as baby wipes, baby oil and nail polish remover; and Drivesmart, with items such as antifreeze, washer fluid, and snow and ice scrapers.

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Better quality, bigger profits “Our ‘Smart’ products are better than the average generic item, and offer higher quality, improved packaging and greater value for the dollar,” reports Michael Sheena, operations manager. “This is where we are expanding the company, because in addition to better quality, we can offer our customers better pricing for bigger profits than on name brands.” International Wholesale is currently offering about 110 items in its “Smart” line. “By the end of 2013, we will have 150, and by the end of 2014 we expect to have around 400 items,” Sheena reveals. In addition to retail buyers, International Wholesale is looking for distributors of its “Smart” products. “This is a good opportunity for large wholesalers to get in


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on the line while it is still new,” Sheena points out. The company will remain strong in its core product categories, and even expand in some of the faster selling categories such as tools, he adds. “We are bringing in some of the better tools, such as pliers, hammers and screwdrivers, that sell quickly in dollar stores, supermarkets, pharmacies and other outlets.”

Updated website & mobile app International Wholesale is dedicated to making the buying process as easy as possible, and continually updates its website, which now offers shipping estimates. Additional features are in the works and will be introduced next year. In addition, the company recently launched a new app, aimed to help customers cut down on the amount of time it takes to place an order, while making order information more accessible than ever before. But technology is not for everyone, Sheena acknowledges, so the company continues to offer good old-fashioned hands-on customer service as well. International Wholesale is headquartered in a 132,000 square foot, state of the art showroom and warehouse in Southfield, MI. The firm’s minimum order is $1,000 for orders that are shipped out, and $200 for local customers who pick up their orders. ■

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supplier profile Innovative RC Helicopters, Cars & More EMIRIMAGE CORPORATION is dedicated to offering the highest quality, most innovative radio controlled (RC) products, toys and novelties in the industry. The company continually introduces new mercha nd ise to its selection of radio-controlled helicopters, cars, boats and hovercrafts, plus water toys, TV games and other electronics. With this vast array of products, wholesale prices range from $8.99 to $140. “The retail price is always three to four times wholesale,” states Eduardo Perl, president.

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Model King operates on three frequencies Emirimage is introducing 15 to 20 new and improved RC helicopters and cars for 2013-2014, which sell well at mall kiosks, specialty stores and national chains. One of the most recent additions is the RC Infrared Micro X Copter, Model King Metal with Gyro Helicopter. The Model King mini infrared three channel helicopter is an upgraded version of the Micro X Copter. Available in seven colors, it comes with a matching plastic case, controller and USB cable. “This RC helicopter is very attractive and reliable, and sells itself,” Perl notes. The firm also has several new helicopters that operate on a 2.4-gigahertz (GHz) frequency. “We


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are one of the first companies to sell them,” Perl remarks. “This is a more clean kind of frequency that has less interference.” In addition, Emirimage now offers helicopters in a wider selection of sizes, from seven inches to five feet long, many with new functions such as a video camera.

Inteliracer car with optimal performance One recently introduced radiocontrolled car that has taken off in popularity is the Inteliracer. With mechanics geared for optimal performance and agility, this racecar operates on a 2.4 GHz capacity, so users experience little interference. Controlled by an app which can be downloaded for free, drivers do not need additional remotes. The user simply pulls out a smartphone or tablet, and turns on the Inteliracer. The screen displays a racetrack and the user steers the car by tilting the mobile device to the left or right. “We are developing more new items that we will introduce for the 2014 season,” Perl reports, “and we will announce them at the end of this season. They are new and exciting, and we are sure they are going to be in everyone’s hands in 2014 and 2015.” ■

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supplier profile Hi-Dow Personal Electronic Muscle Stimulators HI-DOW INTERNATIONAL manufactures portable, hands-free personal electro-therapy devices, known as TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) units, that relieve acute and chronic pain. TENS therapy has been prescribed by doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors for decades. However, it was costly and not readily available in consumer friendly units until recent years. Hi-Dow’s pocket pain fighters are easy to use and portable, so consumers can use them in the comfort of their homes, take them on trips, to work, or just about anywhere. They relieve pain by sending electrical pulses, at a rate of 120 per second, through pads attached adhesively to the skin. These electrical pulses block pain impulses, and the brain is fooled into thinking there is no pain.

In addition, the units improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation and relax muscles.

XP Micro top seller The four primary devices in the Hi-Dow line are the ISmart, XP Micro, XPD and XPLUS. The number one selling unit is the XP Micro, which offers eight treatment modes, or sensations, including deep-tissue, acupuncture and suction cups. The XP Micro offers 20 levels of therapeutic intensity and has two ports where the user can insert electrode wires. The wire then connects to the electrode pads, which are applied to the skin. Alternatively, the wire can be connected to an electrotherapy accessory like stimulation sandals, socks or gloves. “The device continued on page 56

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supplier profile Hi-Dow Personal Electronic Muscle Stimulators continued from page 54 can be used to treat different parts of the body simultaneously, such as shoulders and back, back and hips, and back and thighs,” says Bob James, VP. The company’s therapy devices have been federally tested and approved, a critical element to legally marketing a medical device. “Products without FDA approval may present health and safety risks to users,” states Eric Chen, president. In addition, several accessories are available. Hi-Dow gloves, designed to target specific pressure points in the hand, are effective for carpal tunnel syndrome. Hi-Dow sandals simulate pressure points in the feet. Ear clips, car chargers, splitters that take a four pad to a six pad, and three sizes of adhesive, conductive pads round out the assortment. The products’

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ability to treat a variety of pain and muscle tension, along with rising healthcare costs and consumers’ heightened interest in self-care, make these products a lucrative business prospect for retailers. Hi-Dow’s muscle stimulation kits retail for $300 to $600 each, a fraction of the cost of repeated visits to a chiropractor, massage therapist or acupuncturist, and the average markup is 800 percent. The products have a two-year warranty.

Research and development Before introducing the product line, Chen spent five years researching the technology and manipulating electrical pulses to develop different settings with multiple therapeutic effects. The product was ready to bring to market in 2002, and Hi-Dow began spreading the word through trade shows and building a customer base with spas, salons, health stores, chiropractors and physicians. Hi-Dow expanded its operation in 2012 by joining forces with


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one of its largest customers, DNR Enterprises. Combining forces has created a stronger training department, Chen notes.

Marketing tools grow your business Hi-Dow provides retailers with an array of marketing tools, banners and custom artwork to support the growth of their businesses. In addition, muscle disorder terminology, the science behind the units, secrets to upselling and the demonstration process are all reviewed extensively when retailers come on board. With interactive demonstration, the products sell themselves, James reports. “Once consumers feel their pain and tension dissipate, and see how user friendly the device is, they are sold.” Training can be held at a retailer’s shop, a Hi-Dow location or through Skype. The minimum order is 36 pieces, and includes 36 gift bags, brochures and flyers. Immediate drop shipment is available. ■

Hi-Dow International Inc. 2071 Congressional Drive St. Louis, MO 63146 Tel.: 314-569-2888 Fax: 314-997-0888 Email: manager@hidow.net Website: www.hi-dow.com

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Specialty is soft goods Another benefit Eagle Trade offers retailers is a dedication to soft goods. The company is the only wholesale distributor and liquidator focusing solely on clothing, shoes and accessories. “We specialize in clothing, and our customers profit from our experience and knowledge. Soft goods are only around ten percent of other liquidators’ businesses, as most focus on hard goods,” Frankel explains. Retailers can learn more about Eagle Trade and its exclusive offerings at the company’s recently refreshed website. It is now more user-friendly, and includes detailed product information and numerous

product pictures. Eagle Trade has a minimum order of one pallet, with prices starting at around $1,000, and the majority of the company’s business is by the truckload. Typical international buyers include retail chain stores, wholesalers and exporters, while the firm recently broadened its domestic market to include independent retailers. Eagle Trade offers quick turnaround times, convenient payment terms and multilingual sales support. ■

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tradeshow feature Excitement Mounts for IGES/SSS THE INTERNATIONAL Gift Exposition in the Smokies and the Souvenir Super Show (IGES/SSS), now in its 14th year, will be held November 5-9, 2013 in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. More than 10,000 attendees are expected this year, and show sponsors Susan Mills and Jerry Mayer are busy organizing another fun-filled, successful buying and selling event. As the largest gathering of gift vendors and buyers in North America, IGES/SSS is expanding, and will be held in the new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge as well as the Sevierville Convention Center. To make it hassle-free for buyers to get from venue to venue, frequent free shuttle service will run throughout the show, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Free special pirate loot gift Additional IGES/SSS activities center on a pirate theme, with the correlation being the discovery of new treasures brought to the Smoky Mountains by exhibitors every year. “We are having a free giveaway on the second day of our show,” Mills reveals. “The first 100 buyers at both locations on Wednesday, November 6th will receive a free gift of pirate loot. With their booty, they will find a key to the pirate treasure chests located in

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Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. And buyers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss the free pirate lunch on Walk-the-PlankWednesday in the Sevierville Convention Center, from noon to 2 p.m. Be thaaar, mateys!â&#x20AC;? To add to the excitement, cash prize drawings will be held every hour on the hour during the first three show days, for a $100 cash prize. Every order written is an entry into this vendor-sponsored drawing. In addition, free coffee, muffins and donuts will be provided every morning of the show. With 1,200 booths and two sites, new product introductions, numerous amenities and entertaining events, the 2013 IGES/SSS show is generating much excitement among attendees, including the following companies exhibiting at the show. Capsmith, an IGES/SSS exhibitor for around ten years, is an embroidery and headwear

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tradeshow feature Excitement for IGES/SSS continued from page 71 place for buyers to come and see everything in person, as opposed to looking online or in a catalog. We exhibit 90 percent of everything we carry at the show.”

Zigzag & floral caps Capsmith will be sharing many of its new winter designs, including western and fur lined trapper styles, and neon colored motifs. “The trapper hats will be popular in ski areas,” Smith remarks. “We are also preparing for springtime sales, and a lot of our beach stores and gift shops say they are looking for more floral and zigzag designs in caps, visors and bucket hats. We are already seeing a lot of these patterns in purses, skirts

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and other items. Buyers also will see new designs of some of our current products.” Nashville Wraps is a wholesale distributor of gift and gourmet packaging and retail packaging supplies, and has been part of the IGES/SSS community since 2011. “Our favorite part of the show is seeing our customers face to face. Getting their responses on our new designs and feedback in general is an invaluable part of our business,” notes Joni Compton, advertising coordinator. “We also enjoy meeting new retailers who have never heard of Nashville Wraps. Once they see our products and catalog, they realize we can meet their packaging needs in a beautiful, yet affordable way.” The setting is perfect, she adds, “with the beautiful Smoky Mountains in the background, and the relaxing flow of the Little Pigeon River drawing attendees to the show.”

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USA packaging, Compton reports, and all the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giftwrap, paper shopping bags and tissue paper are made in America. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many of our products are made from recycled materials and part of our Green WayÂŽ brand of packaging.â&#x20AC;? In addition, the younger market is going for simpler, minimalistic looks, she shares. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Chevron design has become very popular, and we are launching a beautiful collection that will be eco-friendly and made in the USA.â&#x20AC;? DM Merchandising wholesales around 1,500 different items, many of which are gift and novelty products. The firm exhibited at IGES/ SSS in 2012, as well as several years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did very well last year.

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tradeshow feature Excitement for IGES/SSS continued from page 74 capitalize on the multiple locations to accommodate all the buyers.” Big Mouth Toys, a creator of humorous toys and gifts, has been a regular exhibitor at the IGES/SSS for several years. “The event brings in a broad spectrum of retailers and we get to meet a large variety of buyers,” says Lynn Polaski, national sales account manager. “The staff is very friendly, and they engage the customers and the vendors, and that is important.”

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Shoemaker remarks. Two of Kalan’s hottest sellers are plastic cups and shot glasses with fun artwork and edgy sayings related to these trends. Another huge seller is Kalan’s line of family car decals that offers multiple character options for each family member. “Funny window car signs, mimicking the old ‘Baby on Board’ versions, are exploding again,” Shoemaker reports. “We will be bringing an assortment of these to the show as well.” In addition to attracting good buyers, Shoemaker attributes the show’s success to its thoughtfully orchestrated

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NOSTALGIC IMAGES www.nostalgicimages.com 419-784-1728

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7 S & D, INC. www.harvest-farms.com 877-616-7495

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10 GREEN 3, LLC www.green3apparel.com 920-235-1288

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13 VILLAGE SQUARE

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2013 IGES/SSS Exhibitor Index as of 9/18/13 3 Eagles Trading Co., Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2409 & 2410 303 Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3421 88 Merchandise Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7207 & 7208

A A & F Gift & Souvenir Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7512, 7513 & 7514 A & S Designs (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6608 A E Images, LLC. (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3012, 13, 14 A Lost Art/Yak & Yeti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2321 & 2322 A.T. Storrs Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6712-16 & 6812-16 Ace Hy Sales, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6727 & 6728 Adventure Marketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6019, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 Adventure Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2404 & 2405 Airstrike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6626 All U, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7733 All Weather/Trailcrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2838 Allwayz Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8801 American Cap Exchange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2835 & 2836 American Expedition/Ideaman, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6225 & 6226 American Resort Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6827 & 6828 American West & Bandana by American West (NEW) . . . . . . . . . SV-3306 Americaware, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6606 & 6607 Amer-i-Mex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2333, 2334 & 2434 Amish Kraft Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7232 & 7233 AmuseMints, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7509 & 7510 Andreas Trivets (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2120 Anju Jewelry/ GA Designs, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7634 Apexx Collection (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3205 APS, Inc./ Aerial Photography Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8704 & 8705 Arcadia Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2529 & 2530 Arte Indigena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8503 Artgame Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6423 & 6424 Arthur Fox Earring Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7528 & 7529 Artifacts Home & Garden Decor . . . . . . . . . SV-2502, 2503, 2602 & 2603 Artisans, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2308-2310 Atlanta Hosiery Company/Twofeet Ahead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2431 Atlantic Crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8306 & 8307 Aurora Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3504 Aurora World, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6123-6131 Authentic Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2514 & 2515 Avid Life Inc. (Eternal Life) (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7907

B b. dazzle, inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2809 & 2810 Baby Banana Brush (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2332 Backyard Safari Company (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2606 Banana Split USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2302, 2303 & 2304 Banded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2419 Bandi (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2432 Barlow Designs, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6625 Barrel Cakery, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8901 Baskets-n-Bags (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8601 Baxbo, LLC (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8502 Bay State Specialty Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7307 Baypointe, LLC/GR8 Ragz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6530 & 6531 Bear River Decor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2433 Bearington Collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6829, 6830 & 6831 Bears 2 Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2030 Bee By The Sea Natural Products, Inc (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2119 Belvedere Stationers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7129 Benjamin International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8605 & 8606 Berry Sexy, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8102 & 8103 Big Bang Clothing, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7600 & 7700 Big Mouth Toys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2707 & 2708 Big R Apparel Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2329 & 2330 Billco International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6930 & 6931 Binghamton Knitting Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6427 & 6428 BJ Toy Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7419, 7420 & 7421 B-Line Plastics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2025 Bottle Pets (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8602 Boulder Canyon Apparel, LLC (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2112 & 2113 Brabo, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8903 Brackney Leather (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8403 & 8404 Brainstorm Products, LLC (NEW). . . . . . . . .SV-3314, 3315, 3414 & 3415 Brass Reminders Co., Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3007 & 3008 Braswell Foods (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3429 Brisco Apparel Company, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3317 & 3318 Broadway Gifts Co. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3021 Brooke Ward Designs (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2106 Buckle Barn USA, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6633, 6634 & 6733 Butterfields Candy (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3532 Buxton Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2521 & 2522

C C & R Discount, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7230 & 7231 Cajole. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7930 & 7932 Calico Cottage, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2804 California Hat Company (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3009 & 3010 Cansta Enterprises Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8707 & 8708 Cape Shore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7730 & 7731 Capsmith, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6409 & 6410 Cardiac Sports, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6627 Carl R. Sams II Photography, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6505 & 6506 Carroll Leather Goods, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3338 Cascata, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3022 Chakev-Opti Sunglasses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2131 Chanour Jewelry/ Golden Grass Brazil (NEW) . . . . . . . . . SV-3417 & 3418 Charles Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2324, 2325 & 2326

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Chi-Mo, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2204 Chris Jones Pottery (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3038 Clay Critters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6529 Cliff Weil, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7606 & 7607 Clinging Cross by Jane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8905 Coffee City USA (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2732 CollectA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7820 & 7821 Columbia Empire Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7918 Compass Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7030 & 7031 Conklin Fashions, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2220 Connexion Inc., dba KitchenHappy (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2307 Convenient Wonders (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2920 Cool Glow Novelties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7612 & 7613 Cool Jewels® By Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6300, 6400, 6401 & 6501 Cooperhead Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3422 Cotton Love LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7015 & 7016 Country Fresh Foods & Confections, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7928 Cowichan Embroidery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7315 & 7316 Cozme International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8005 Cranberry Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2538 Creative Knitwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3300 & 3400 Creative Wraps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7018, 7019 & 7020 Creature Comfort Toys, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6212 & 6213 Custom Laser Accents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3503 Cutie Collections-Ivy Trading Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6326 & 6327

D D & D Distributing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6512 & 6513 D.C. Jaymes & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7314 D.M. Merchandising, Inc. . . PF-6033, 34, 6133, 6233-34, 6333 & 6432 Daisies & Dukes (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3321-22 Dalin Enterprise, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7402, 7403 & 7502 Delta Sales & Marketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8000 Deneen Pottery (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2731 Design Master Associates, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7926 & 7927 Designs Unlimited. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7132 & 7133 Devi Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2427 Digital Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8603 Dillon Importing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6923, 6924 & 6925 Discover with Dr. Cool (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2817 & 2818 DMR Creative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7428 & 7429 Donna Sharp, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2002, 2003 & 2004 Dony Simon Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7323 & 7324 Dowling Graphics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7925 Driftstone Pueblo Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3334, 35, 36, 3434, 35 & 36 Dry Gulch Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8807 & 8808 Dunhung Trading Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3002, 3003, 3004 D’Vine Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3100 DWK Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7523, 7524 & 7525 Dynasty Gallery (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2512, 2513, 2612 & 2613

E E & S Imports, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6833 E.A. Graphics (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7829 E.M.I. Sportswear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6430 & 6431 Eagle Crest Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2320 Ecosmart Designs, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3312 & 3313 Elah International (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7701 & 7801 elephant-friendly ivory (ef*ivory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2104 En Vogue - Art on Tiles (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6408 Enjoy Life, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7609 & 7610 Entertain Ya Mania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7320 & 7321 Erickson Sales, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8907 Esco Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7423, 24, 25, 26 & 27 ESY, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2721 & 2722 Everspring Import Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6918, 6919, 6920 & 6921 Exist Sportswear, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . SV-2524, 25, 26, 27, 2624, 25, 26 & 27 Eye Dye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7916 & 7917

F Fairhope Soy Candle Company (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2801 Fairyland International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2534 Fashion Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6507 Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7718 & 7719 FinchBerry Soapery (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2202 & 2203 Firebuggz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3015 First Card Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2306 Flappin’ Flags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6820 & 6821 Flash Sales (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2821 & 2822 Flipo Group Ltd. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8301 Florida Marine Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2038 & 2138 Flossie’s Funnel Cakes, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3533 Folkmanis, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6306 & 6307 For Bare Feet, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2230, 2231 & 2232 Four Winds Trading Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3406 & 3407 Foxy’s Gourmet, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3026 & 3027 Frisky-Nineteen, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3329, 3330, 3331 & 3332 Fun Stuff, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7212, 13, 14, 15 & 16 FunFlashingLEDs.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8706 Furry Animal Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2609 & 2610

G Gattuso Distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7809 & 7810 Geckoz, Snakes, & Frogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2314 & 2315 Gently Spoken (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7608 George S. Chen Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6107, 6108, 6109, 6110 GetaGadget, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2317, 2318, 2417 & 2418 Gift Trenz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7626 & 7627 Gift Websites Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8100

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Gifts Etc., Inc (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2909 & 2910 Giftworks Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6620 & 6621 Gleeful Peacock (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3107 Global Village Glass Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8607 Glowing Rock Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6007 Gloworks Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7204, 7205 & 7206 Go Travel (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3202 & 3203 Gogo Sports, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3120, 3121 & 3122 & PF-7913 Golden Applexx Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2020 Goldenvale Inc./ Golden Keepsakes . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6208, 6209 & 6210 Got Yo Gifts (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2219 Great American Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3517 & 3518 Great Finds (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3117, 3118, 3217 & 3218 Great Mountain West / G54 Design Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3512-3515 Green 3, LLC (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2114 Green Meadow (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2712 Green Street CDI (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-7414 & 7415 Green Tree Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2312 & 2313 Guru Imports, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2702 & 2703

H Handcrafted, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7530 & 7531 HAPE (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7209 & 7210 Happy Kids For Kids, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2424, 2425 & 2426 Harpgate Music Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-0024 Harvey Hutter & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2117 & 2118 Hatley/Wild & Cozy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6000 & 6100 Hayes Specialties Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7518, 7519, 7520 & 7521 Heart Gifts by Teresa, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7815 & 7816 Heartland Wholesale, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2713, 14, & 15 Henschel Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2506 Heritage Playing Card Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6726 High Wind Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6425 & 6426 Highland Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6523, 6524, 6623 & 6624 Hillside Orchard Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3538 History and Heraldry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2031 & 2032 Hogeye, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7605 Hong Kong Imports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2305 Hot Leathers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7218, 7219, 7220 & 7221 Hotaling Imports, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7614 HP Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7830 & 7831 Huckleberry Haven, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7225 & 7226 Huckleberry People, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6927, 6928 & 6929

I ID Gear Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2902 & 2903 Imex Model Co., Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3102 & 3103 Impact Photographics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7430 & 7431 In the Stix Studio (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3234 Insp-Higher (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8902 Ironfish (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2634

J J & L Enterprises (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3430 J. K. Marketing, Inc. (Lasered Engraved Products) (NEW) . . . . . .SV-2720 J. R. Palacios Enterprises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2735 & 2736 Jack Levy Sales, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2635 & 2636 Jacob’s Paradise Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2802 & 2803 Jacobson Hat Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6912, 13, 14, 15 & 16 Jagreen Enterprises Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2224 & 2225 Jasper Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7900 Jeremiah Junction (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3224 & 3225 Jerry Leigh (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2532 & 2533 Jet Creations, Inc. (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3005 & 3006 Jim Spinks (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8205 Joan Baker Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7620 & 7621 John Hinde USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7123 & 7124 John Whalen Sales/Mission Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2205 & 2206 Joseph K. & Company, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6628 & 6629 Joy Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7704, 7705, 7804 & 7805 Joyce’s Shells & Gifts, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6009, 10, 11, 12 & 13 JRS Ventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6725

K K & M International/Wild Republic . . . . . . . . PF-7312, 7313, 7412 & 7413 Kalan LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6308, 6309 & 6310 Karol Western Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7723 & 7724 KBW Global Corp. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7507 & 7508 Kerusso, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7505 & 7506 Key Enterprises, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2200 KidKusion, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8203 Killer Beads, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6404 & 6405 King of Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2221 & 2222 Kingport Ind. LLC./Gun Tote’n Mamas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7325 & 7326 Kraf & Associates, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7418 Krasco (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2812 Krazy Kinfolk, LLC. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8600 Kreative Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6328 & 6329 Kung’s Trading Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7720 & 7721

L L.W. Bristol Classics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3502 Lagaci Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2917, 2918, 3017 & 3018 Lambright Country Chimes (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2813, 2814 & 2815 Land & Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7404 & 7405 Landmark Graphics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7708, 7709 & 7710 Landway International Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2021 & 2022 Lantern Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6515, 6516, 6615 & 6616 Larry Wolf & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7318 & 7319


Go Back to www.IndependentRetailer.com This list does NOT include ‘Lines Represented’. LaserGifts/Spotmode Trend Merchandise . . . . . . . PF-7012, 7013 & 7014 Lathers and Scents/LaDira (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8505 Lazy One, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2115 LCI World LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6118-21 & 6218-21 LDA Creations-Silver Lake Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2132 Leather Impressions (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8401 & 8402 Lee Publications (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8803 Legacy Athletic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2429 & 2430 Legendary Games/The Farkel Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2500 & 2600 Leisure Craft Industries, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6116 & 6216 Life & Style Fashions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2934, 2935 & 2936 Lighthouse Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7818 & 7819 LightUpToys.com, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6302 & 6303 Limited Edition Gourmet Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3534 Little Critterz (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7416 Loksak (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7006 Lone Rock Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6112 & 6113 LTC Trading Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8407

M M. Cornell Importers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3519 & 3520 Mad Mags (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2435 & 2436 Magic Scarf Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2914 & 2915 Magic Touch Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2127 & 2227 Magnet America International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7527 Magnum Enterprises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7327 Manhattan Toy (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2734 Manual Woodworkers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8201 & 8202 Marian Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2207 Marlean Kelly Sales (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8204 Marsha’s Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6008 MayRich Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3309, 3310, 3408, 3409 & 3410 Medallion Mint/Coins Unlimited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6723 & 6724 Melissa & Doug LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6304 & 6305 Miami Souvenirs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2724, 25, 26, 27, 2824, 25, 26 & 27 Mid-South Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7227 & 7228 Minga Fair Trade Imports (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3326 & 3327 Misty Mountain Soap Co. (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2921 & 2922 Momadic (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6527 & 6528 Monague Native Crafts, Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7107 & 7108 Montana Artistic Impressions, Inc. . . . . . . . PF-7023, 7024, 7025 & 7026 Montana Redneck Sauce Co. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3506 Moonpie Direct/Blue Sky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3535 Mountain Sweets Distributing, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7304, 7305 & 7306 Mr. Ellie Pooh’s Elephant Dung Paper & Green Store. . . . . . . . . . PF-8804 Mulberry Studios USA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6214 & 6215 Museum Store Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7915 Mutual Sales, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6005 & 6006 My Sack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8501

N Naked Bee, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2238 & 2338 Nashville Wraps, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2509 & 2510 Neptune Trading Inc. (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2335 & 2336 New Beginnings Retail, LLC DBA Shop Therapy . .PF-7727, 7728 & 7729 New Generations Diamond & Jewelry Co. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2808 Next Innovations, Ltd. (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2331 Nichma Group, LLC (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2105 Nisa’s Collection (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3226 & 3227 NoMonet (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3035 & 3036 Northwest Art Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7919 Nostalgic Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2717, 2718 & 2719 & PF-8900 Novelaire (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2919 Novelty Inc., Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2414 & 2415 Nuwati Herbals, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6508

O O.T.T. Manufacturers, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8206 & 8207 Oak Alley Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2607 Oceanic Linkways, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2402 & 2403 Oh Sugar! (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2638 Okiehana, LLC (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3106 Old School Mill, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3536 One & Only Creations (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2738 One Up Bands (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6834 Opportunity Buys Inc/Trippies Gifts . . . . . . SV-2026, 2027, 2028 & 2029 Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6509, 6510, 6609 & 6610 Oreck Vacuum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3000 Original Depler (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2906 Outdoor Resort Sales, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6907 & 6908

P P. Michael, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3129 & 3130 Pacific Silver, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6520 & 6521 Pacific Solution Marketing Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7826 Pampeana Glass Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7125 & 7126 Panther Trading Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2001 & 2100 Parris Mfg. Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2704 & 2705 Passion Imports (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7833 Pathways Press -Rochelle Pennington, Author (NEW) . . . . . . . . SV-2504 Peace Frogs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2932 & 2933 Pen Company of America (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8406 Penny Press Machine Co., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2508 & PF-6514 Perisphere and Trylon, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6605 Petting Zoo, The . . . . . . SV-2108, 2109 & 2110 & PF-7002, 7003 & 7004 Phubby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3020 Pichincha. . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2420, 2421 & 2422 & PF-6823, 6824 & 6825 Picnic Time, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3135 & 3136

Pictoura, LLC (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2604 Pinnacle Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6905 & 6906 Platte River Trading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6323, 6324 & 6325 Play Visions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6602, 6603, 6604 & 6605 Plushland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7128 Pockos America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7406 Poor Boy Woodworks, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 Popular Greetings, Inc. (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2124 & 2125 Prairie Dance, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3031 Prints Charming (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3521 & 3522 Private Label Products, Inc (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2912 & 2913 Pro Publishing Inc. dba PostCard USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2517 Promier LED (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8805 Prospect Harbor Soap Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8806 PTL Enterprises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7618 & 7619 Puka Creations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2904 & 2905 Pumpernickel Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6525 Puzzled, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6223 & 6224 Puzzles That Rock, LLC. (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8405

Q Quality Goods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8104, 8105, 8106, & 8107

R Rabbit, Bill & Traci . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2700 & 2800 Raindrops (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8302, 8303, 8304 Ramson’s Imports, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7112, 13, 14, 15 & 16 Ranehan’s Warehouse & Workshop (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2938 Raven Eagle Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8101 Raymond Geddes Company (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7407 & 7408 RBI Toys (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2633 Refl ective Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8906 Reid Foods, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7908 Remwood Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7906 Rep Force One, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3324 & 3325 Rhode Island Novelty . . . . . . . SV-2033-2036, 2133-2136, & 2233-2236 Rhyne & Son, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2520 Rising International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3221 & 3222 River’s Edge Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6205, 6206 & 6207 Robin Goodfellow Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7127 Rockin Footwear (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2924 & 2925 Rocky Hop, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2518 Rocky Mountain Rustic (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2406 Roxo LLC (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2507 Royal Handicrafts, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2729 & 2730 Ruffin Flag Company, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6227

S S & D, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2215 S & N Enterprises, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3307 Safari, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6518, 6519, 6618 & 6619 SallyeAnder Soaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7223 & 7224 Salt Creek, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6630 & 6631 Sassy Stuff (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8802 Scandical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6612, 6613 & 6614 Scott Sales Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7308, 7309 & 7310 Scrapbook Customs, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7825 Sea to Sky Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7109 & 7110 Select Marketing and Distribution (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2929 & 2930 Semaki & Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7628 & 7629 Shades of George, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6933 & 7033 Shark Crafts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2535 & 2536 Shawnee Canning Company Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2706 Sheila’s Select Gourmet Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3529 & 3530 Shelley Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8506 & 8507 Silver Nugget, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3302, 03, 04, 05, 3402, 03, 04 & 05 Simply Southern Tees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7623, 7624 & 7625 Sinobrite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2126 Sioux Pottery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6429 SJT Enterprises, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7409 & 7410 Sleepy’s Cabin Decor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3200 Smith Novelty Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2023 & 2024 Smoky Mountain Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3138 & 3238 Soft Intelligence, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8600 Solar Sunglasses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7021 Southeastern Marketing & Dist, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2926 & 2927 Southwest Specialty Food, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2102 & 2103 Souvenir Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6318, 19, 20, 21, 6418, 19, 20 & 21 Spare Change Magnets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2201 Spooner Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2617 & 2618 Squire Boone Village . . PF-6702-10 & 6802-10, SV-3112-15 & 3212-15 SS Handcrafted Art, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7120 & 7121 St. Dickie’s, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2709 & 2710 StacheTats, LLC (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8604 Stealthy Hippo Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7806 & 7807 Stephen Joseph Companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6902, 6903 & 6904 Stetson Hat Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2217 & 2218 Stewart’s Crafts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7630 & 7631 Stoneage Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7714, 7715 & 7716 Stonecraft Collections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2214 Strand Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3108, 09, 10, 3208, 09 & 10 StressTheSeams (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2829 & 2830 Strips, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7929 Stuffed Animal House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7712, 7713, 7812 & 7813 Stumpy Originals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2229 Sun Art Design, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2319 Sun Rayz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2629, 2630 & 2631 Sunbelt Marketing Group, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2619 & 2620

Sunburst Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6901 & 7000 Sunny & Co. Toys, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6330 & 6331 Super Shit Spices (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3531 Swanson Christian Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8200 & 8300 Sweet Gisele, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7904 & 7905 Sylvan Dell Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7808 Szco Supplies Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2621 & 2622

T T.R. McTaggart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7102, 7103, 7202 & 7203 T.S. Pink Corp. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2614 & 2615 Teddy’s Tees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8603 Teemax, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7130 & 7131 Terra Cottage, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8108, 8208 & 8308 Terrell Creative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7707 Texas Leather Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6003 & 6004 Thanks A Million, Inc./ Add A Kid (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7229 The Alpha Corporation (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8700 The Chandler Company (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2519 The Craft Room & Freeform Designs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3126 & 3127 The Incredible Sunvisor, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2327 The Lone Star Group. . . . . SV-2015, 16, 17, 18, 19 & PF-6228, 29, 30, 31 The Metropolitan Tea Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7933 The Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6502, 6503 & 6504 The Nutty Bavarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3431 & 3432 The Prairie Schooner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6909, 10, 7007, 08, 09 & 10 The Real Insect Co. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8701 & 8702 The Unemployed Philosophers Guild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7914 Thermoserv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7827 & 7828 Thomas Warren Enterprises, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6507 Tie-Not, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7706 Timber Charms, Inc. (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2208 Timeless Treasures (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2300 Top Image USA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6729, 6730 & 6731 Top Wholesale (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7526 Topline Products, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7515, 7516, 7615 & 7616 Touchstone Distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8408 & 8508 ToyOps (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2226 Triangle Sales Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2212 & 2213 Turkey Creek Trading Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3024 & 3025 Twin Tiger USA (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2505 Ty, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6718, 6719, 6720 & 6721

U Ultimate Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2107 Ultra Cool Ultra Violet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6926 Under The Boardwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7823 & 7824 Unicorn Studio, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7725 & 7726 Unipak Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7328, 7329, 7330 & 7331 Unique Gifts Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-3029 & 3030 Unique Hot Fix, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7814 Unison Gifts, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6406 & 6407 United Souvenir & Apparel, Inc. . . . . . . . . . PF-6026, 6027, 6028 & 6029 Universal Specialties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2209 & 2210

V V & L Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7118 & 7119 Village Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SV-2012 VillageHouse Importers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6200 & 6201 Vinca (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2608 Virginia Toy & Novelty (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2121 & 2122 Virji Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-8001 & 8002

W Warm Fuzzy Toys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7027 & 7028 West Coast Sunglasses Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3507, 3508 Westminster, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6818 & 6819 Whitney Howard Designs (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8004 Wilcor Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6312-16 & 6412-16 Wild Berry Incense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6402 & 6403 Wild Sense Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3438 Wildflower Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7504 Wildlife Artists, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7533 & 7633 Wildlife Cookie Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7604 William L. Judd Pottery & China Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2129 & 2130 Windows to the Soul (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8305 Wishpets Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6102, 03, 04 & 6202, 03, 04 Wood You Tell Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-6526 & 6527 Woodluck, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2531 Woodstream Corp (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2412 & 2413 World Import Umbrellas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-7105 & 7106 Worldwide Sportswear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2407, 2408 & PF-7104 WTBI, Inc. ‘ What’s the Big Idea?’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6114 & 6115

X X-It!, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PF-7029 Xpres, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6025

Y Yon Design (NEW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-3420 Your Needs Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6105 & 6106 Yu International Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-8003

Z Zhen Zhu, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2601 & 2700 Zoe Mango Rainforest Conservation (NEW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SV-2931 Zreative Product dba Spectrum Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF-6826

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2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge TN 37863

Show Hours: Tues. — Fri., 9am – 5pm Saturday, 9am – 4pm

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Main Exhibit Hall 1

SAFARI LTD®

2

BOOTH PF-6518 & 6519 & PF-6618 & 6619

SIMPLY SOUTHERN TEES

5 D.M. MERCHANDISING, INC.

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CAJOLE www.cajoleonline.com 760-666-1867

BOOTH PF-7930-7932

10 GIFTWORKS PLUS www.giftworksplus.com 888-456-9878

BOOTH PF-6620-6621

13 CREATIVE WRAPS www.rayasun.com • 888-298-7175

BOOTH PF-7018-7020

BOOTH PF-7523, 7524 & 7525

6

BOOTH PF-6033-34 & 6133 & PF-6233-34 & 6333 & 6432

CUTIE COLLECTIONS Cutie Collections / Ivy Trading, Inc.

cutiecollections.com • 626-442-9008

BOOTH PF-6326 & 6327

PACIFIC SOLUTION www.pacificsolution.com 877-810-4643

www.247dm.com • 800-548-6784

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DWK CORPORATION www.dwkcorp.com • 888-886-2568

BOOTH PF-7029

www.simplysoutherntees.com 855-219-4399

BOOTH PF-7623, 7624-7625

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www.xitheattransfers.com 800.798.7981

www.safariltd.com • 800-554-5414

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X-IT!, INC.

BOOTH PF-7826

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MEDALLION MINT medallionmint.com • 405-222-1133

BOOTH PF-6723 & 6724

12 HAYES SPECIALTIES

11 TY, INC. www.ty.com 800-876-8000

BOOTH PF-6718-6721

14 AURORA WORLD www.auroragift.com 888-287-6722

BOOTH PF-6123-6131

www.ehayes.com 800-248-3603

BOOTH PF-7518-7521

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Pigeon Forge LeConte Center 1

MARSHA'S COLLECTION

A.T. STORRS LTD.

2

WeMakeNiceStuff.com • 800-338-4018

BOOTH PF-6008

4

TEXAS LEATHER MFG.

www.atstorrs.com 800-561-5800

KERUSSO, INC.

5

www.kerusso.com • 800-424-0943

BOOTH PF-6003 & 6004

BOOTH PF-6409 & 6410

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HOGEYE, INC.

SQUIRE BOONE VILLAGE

www.squireboone.com • 888-234-1804

BOOTH PF-7505 & 7506

www.cooljewels.com • 954-456-5444

CAPSMITH, INC. www.capsmith.com 800-228-3889

BOOTH PF-6712-16; 6812-16

www.texasleather.com 903-378-2100

7 COOL JEWELS®

3

BOOTH PF-6702-6710

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KALAN LP www.kalanlp.com • 800-345-8138

www.hogeye.com 800-464-3936

®

by Phillips International Inc. Serving the industry for 38 years

NEW!

BOOTH PF-6300, 6400, 6401 & 6501

10 HEART GIFTS BY TERESA

11 OPTIONS

14 K&M INTERNATIONAL

BOOTH PF-7904 & 7905

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MONAGUE NATIVE CRAFTS LTD. www.monague.com • 800-663-7713

www.killerbeads.com 800-399-7830

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rapfael.sweetgisele@gmail.com 646-436-0333

BOOTH PF-6509-6510 & 6609-6610

BOOTH PF-7815 & 7816

BOOTH PF-6404 & 6405

12 SWEET GISELE, INC.

www.options-st.com 800-841-3476

www.heartgiftsusa.com 800-650-39945

13 KILLERBEADS, INC.

BOOTH PF-6308, 6309 & 6310

BOOTH PF-7605

wildrepublic.com 800-800-9678

BOOTH PF-7312-7313, 7412-7413

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BOOTH PF-7107 & 7108


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FLIPO GROUP, LTD.

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PROMIER PRODUCTS

www.flipo.com 815-223-9942

NEW! 4

BOOTH PF-8301

NOSTALGIC IMAGES www.nostalgicimages.com 419-784-172

BOOTH PF-8900

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KID KUSION www.kidkusion.com 800-845-9236

promierproducts.com 815-223-3393

NEW!

BOOTH PF-8805

LATHERS AND SCENTS

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KRAZY KINFOLK, LLC. www.randomrummy12.com 706-265-5045

www.lathersandscents.com 770-344-9984

NEW!

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BOOTH PF-8505

BOOTH PF-8203

NEW!

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Sevierville & Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Be a Part of the Largest Gathering of Resort and Souvenir Gift Vendors and Buyers in America! The IGES Show is always within reach. Fly in or drive! Estimated Driving Time to IGES City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hours Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6 Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.7 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.5 Cincinnatti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.8 Indianapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6 Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.1 Nashville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1 New Orleans . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 New York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.3

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feature Exciting Trends in Jewelry, Handbags & Cell Phone Cases WHEN IT comes to fashion jewelry trends, it’s all about bold and bling. Large crosses, bracelets and watches covered in stones, rosary necklaces and small pendants are all the rage today. RC Jewels specializes in hip-hop jewelry, similar to fashions worn by popular artists like Soldier Boy and Jay-Z. The company tracks what the biggest hip-hop and rap stars are wearing, and makes similar styles available to retailers at affordable and profitable prices. Micro pave jewelry is another hot trend in hip-hop fashion jewelry, and RC Jewels’ pieces have hundreds of CZ stones per piece, set into the jewelry with prongs and not glued in. This micro pave jewelry

RC Jewels Tel.: 443-416-0208 Website: www.hiphopjewelrywholesale.com

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is made of brass or sterling silver, with a thick rhodium finish for a long-lasting shine. Micro pave rings are always popular and are offered in around 15 designs, while earrings are available in more than 50 styles.

Spanish leather bracelet Bright colors, especially in bracelets, are also maintaining their popularity. Neon accessories and multi strand/stackable bracelets are top sellers for 2013, heading Killerbeads into next year. Toll Free: 800-399-7830 K illerbeads Website: www.killerbeads.com w ho l e s a l e s a variety of mood, shell, leather, bone, hemp, cross and dream catcher jewelry. One of the company’s hottest product additions is the reflective neon Spanish leather bracelet. Available in various continued on page 94


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Fragrance Oils, Incense Sticks & Candles. WWW.VDIMPORTERS.COM 100 sticks for $1.50

Stone Aroma Lamps $5.50 ea.

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Hem Incense Sticks

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WHOLESALECENTRAL.com The Web’s Original Wholesale Directory

Find Qualified Wholesale Suppliers www.WholesaleCentral.com Since 1995 we have been utilizing the power of the internet to connect wholesalers and retailers via our website. Here you will find the most comprehensive directory of current and active wholesalers in more product categories than any other location on the Web. If you are a buyer of wholesale goods, you will want to add this website to your bookmarks or favorites! If you sell wholesale and you are not yet listed in www.WholesaleCentral.com, sign up now!

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feature Monster Trendz Inc.

Hot Trends in Jewelry, Handbags & Cell Phone Cases

Toll Free: 866-365-6425 Website: www.monstertrendz.com

continued from page 92 multi-colored patterns, the bracelets reflect light and are popular for nighttime activities from jogging to night clubbing. They enable consumers to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;look at meâ&#x20AC;? in a fun way.

Name drop friendship bracelet Another huge attention getter is name drop jewelry, and Monster Trendz is rolling out a new wave of friendship bracelets in this category. Available in four styles and a variety of colors, from neons to the new naturals, they are attractively priced at about half the cost of similar products. These items can be easily

customized for every location on the planet, from San Francisco to Puerto Rico and all points in between. Monster Trendz has introduced 30 of the most popular locations to rave reviews. Paracord friendship bracelets with the name drop are another big seller, especially at tourist destinations, and have been extremely popular for a couple of years. Monster Trendz also recently expanded its line of regular bracelets, with the addition of nine new fashion styles. These include simple letter beaded, national flag color glass beaded and neon leather with laser etched names.

Two-tone large handbags Like jewelry, bigger is also better when it comes to handbags. Large handbags, totes and cross body bags in two-tone patterns are another fashion trend, according to Huafu International Trading Corporation.

Huafu International Trading Corporation Tel: 718-264-0888; 212-268-9985 Website: www.huafu.org

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JACOB’S PARADISE, INC. Where Quality and Service is #1 1576 W San Bernardino Rd., Covina, CA 91722 /i\ÊÈÓȇÎΣ‡{™{™ÊUÊ>Ý\ÊÈÓȇÎΣ‡£™Ó£ÊU

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WE ALSO CARRY: Convenience Store Items, Detox, Digital Scales, Fashion Jewelry, Flask, Incense, General Merchandise, JP Incense Sticks,Wild Berry Incense, Nag Champa Incense, Incense Oils, Oil Burners, Money Clips, Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, Perfumes, Safe Cans or Diversion Safes, Shock Items and Pill Holders

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feature Hot Trends in Jewelry, Handbags & Cell Phone Cases continued from page 94 Huafu is bringing in multiple styles of larger handbags made of a trending leather-like fabric. This is a heavier fabric than last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faux leather bags. As for two-tone patterns, Huafu has more than 20 styles, available in about ten colors. The brown blends are big, such as mixes of black and brown, red and brown, and pink and brown. In addition, pashmina scarves are maintaining their popularity. Huafu has many new colors and patterns, as well as plain options, while the leopard print is still very strong.

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important to have a purchasing strategy. IR: What are some tips you can give our readers on sourcing returned or overstock online? Caskey: Different types of sellers have different needs, but there are a few basics that apply to all merchants. First, it helps to know your competition. I also suggest merchants examine detailed product descriptions, digital images, shipping dimensions and condition codes to understand what they are purchasing. They also need to understand condition codes. Products can range from new, light use, heavy use to refurbished, shelf pulls and salvage. Next, they should select a vendor that has ongoing relationships with top retailers and manufacturers. It is also important to calculate shipping costs, and to determine the right quantity. Typically, larger lots provide lower costs per item, but merchants should not purchase more than they can sell. continued on page 102


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when shoppers are not just task orientated, but are looking for great gift ideas as well as accessories to complement gifts they have already bought. For this reason, it is critical that you position your place of business as a profit making, impulse sales machine this fourth quarter. Here are five steps you can take to increase your customers’ impulse buys throughout the next few months.

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continued from page 116 them. Keep items at the counter priced between $3 and $10, with a couple of more expensive items mixed in.

2. Showcase add-on items This is a bonus that is attached to something the customer is already going to buy. Train your staff to recognize opportunities to upsell. For example, if the customer is purchasing a toy racecar, the salesperson can ask if they have the batteries, and point to them on the counter.

3. Attract their attention Get your customers to touch, feel or try your products. If a shopper is motivated to pick up an item, chances are they will buy it. Color plays a big role, so place colorful, sparkly or fuzzy items at the counter.

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Tech support is sometimes an issue with smaller companies as the larger suppliers charge around $250 per hour with a 2 or 3 hour minimum to service them. SensorTags.com uses technical support by telephone and as long as the store owner or manager can handle a screwdriver and follow some simple instructions, the towers can be up and running in minutes. Tech support the old fashioned way took weeks for a tech to get to you, then weeks to wait on a part. Today however, the manager sends pictures through a cell phone directly to a technician that can help the same day or the next day by telephone. Some stores with an even smaller security budget choose to use fake security. www.UsedTags.com has a security kit that includes 2000 tags with pins and a remover for $200. You can not beat that price for keeping a small flea market or corner store safe until they get some cash flow and can afford more. They even sell a fake security tower for $99 that completes the look of sound security. I have also seen fake security cameras on the web to give a bit more sense of security to the dressing room doors or the front entrance. Some of the supermarkets and pharmacies have put tv monitors above the front door and in about 3 feet, hanging from the ceiling. A camera is placed facing the door so that as the customer enters they see themselves in the TV monitor. This gives the thief fair warning that their face has been recorded upon entering the store. If you should have any further questions concerning retail store security please call and ask for Mary in Technical Support. Toll Free 800-934-7080.

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B. Legitimate Paid and/or Requested Distribution (by Mail & Outside the Mail) (1) Outside County Paid/Requested Mail Subscriptions stated on PS Form 3541 (3) Sales through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid or Requested Distribution Outside USPSÂŽ C. Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation (Sum of 15b(1) and 15b(3))

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tradeshow calendar OCTOBER 2013 SEP 30 - OCT 2, ASD Miami Wholesale Expo Miami Airport Convention Center - Miami, FL Regional general merchandise trade show produced by the flagship ASD show and is a 150 vendor market held annually serving buyers in Florida and the Caribbean. This annual event offers vendors a chance to reach the Hub of the Americas by targeting retailers, importers and distributors including general merchandise stores, discount/outlet stores, dollar stores, drug stores, electronics stores, grocery stores, hardware stores, convenience stores, warehouse clubs and more. Merchandise categories offer a wide variety including dollar store items, housewares, closeouts and liquidations, holiday and seasonal items, electronic and fashion accessories, home improvement, office / school supplies, gift, souvenirs and novelty items. For further information: Karalynn Sprouse, SVP, Merchandise Group, Nielsen Business Media, 6255 Sunset Blvd., 19th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Telephone: 800-421-4511, 323-817-2200; Fax: 310-481-1900; Email: karalynn. sprouse@emeraldexpo.com; Website: www.asdonline.com.

OCT 1-3, Asia America Trade Show Miami Miami Beach Convention Center - Miami, FL Aces Americas Technology Platform Trade Show; is form exhibitors that are focusing on Latin American, Caribbean and Florida companies, enterprises, business associations institutions, importers, exporters, government and private organizations that need the following products and technology: Audio/video, digital imaging, screens, automations, cameras, home entertainment, gaming, virtualization, computers, hardware, software, communications, wireless, wiring, cellular, mobile systems, radio GPS, navigation, networking, consumer electronics, in-vehicle, data security, surveillance, software development and emerging technologies for LOB. For further information: Aces10-Americas Technology Platform Trade Show, 3438 SW 24 Terrace, Miami, FL 33145. Telephone: 305-262-3200; Fax: 305-403-3029; Email: info@ acsshow.org; Website: www.acsshow.org.

OCT 3-5, International Vision Expo West The Sand Expo & Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV International Vision Expo is the largest fashion and technology event for Eyecare professionals in the Americas. It provides your best opportunity to discover the latest in eyewear and advanced Eyecare technology, along with the most comprehensive accredited continuing education program available to all disciplines within the Eyecare profession. For further information: Reed Exhibitions, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851. Telephone: 800-811-7151, 203-840-5610; Fax: 203-840-9590; Email: inquiry@ visionexpo.com; Website: www.visionexpowest.com.

OCT 3-6, Jewelers International Showcase - JIS Miami Beach Convention Center - Miami Beach, FL The Largest & Leading Independent Jewelry Tradeshows in the Western Hemisphere. Serving only the jewelry trade with Worldwide exhibitors selling to the jewelry trade of Florida, 50 countries of The Caribbean and Latin America plus buyers from over 42 other USA states. Show established in 1979. For further information: Michael Breslow, President, Jewelers International Showcase, Inc., 6421 Congress Ave., Ste. 105, Boca Raton, FL 33487-2858. Telephone: 561-998-0205; Fax: 561-998-0209; Email: jisshow@aol.com; Website: www.jisshow.com.

OCT 4-6, Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show Embassy Suites/Lovinia/Novi - Detroit, MI This show specializes in gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment and specimens. **** ALL G&LW SHOWS ARE WHOLESALE ONLY - COPY OF BUSINESS OR RESALE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **** For further information: Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc., P.O. Box 98, Flora, MS 39071-0098. Telephone: 601-879-8832; Fax: 601-879-3282; Email: info@glwshows.com; Website: www.glwshows.com.

OCT 4-6, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Santa Monica Civic Audiotorium - Santa Monica, CA Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

OCT 5-7, GTS Greensboro NC Expo Greensboro Coliseum Complex - Greensboro, NC Helping retailers and resellers succeed by offering multiple shows packed with world class importers, manufacturers, & wholesalers. GTS shows are filled with plenty of fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, beaded jewelry, handbags, apparel, closeouts, and accessories to satisfy all your businesses needs. These wholesale only expos provides our members a unique marketplace to explore new merchandise trends and new products for your business in a relaxed professional atmosphere. We help you be a better buyer by bringing you New Product Introductions and allowing you to examine New Products firsthand. For further information: Bobby Siddiqui, Golden Triangle Show, P.O. Box 4163, Alpharetta, GA 30023. Telephone: 770-410-9771; Fax: 866-807-0808; Email: bobby@gtshows.com; Website: www.gtshows.com.

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The Seattle Gift Show is open to the retail buying trade only. Throughout the 12 product divisions At Home; Cash & Carry; FoodFocus; GardenStyle; Gift & Collectibles; Handmade®; The jewelry Vauyltsm; Northwest Directions; Personal Style; Gift/ Stationery & Trend; Village Arts; and The Vintage Collection. The Seattle Gift Show sill feature a variety of giftware, decorative accessories, personal care and fashion accessories, home decor,one-of-a-kind handmade merchandise, antiques and collectibles, prepackaged gourmet foods and confections, tableware and fine jewelry. For further information: Mike Dean, President, Western Exhibitors, LLC, 2818 Greenwich St., San Francisco, CA 94123. Telephone: 800-346-1212, 415-346-6666; Fax: 415-346-4965; Email: showinfo@weshows.com; Website: www.weshows.com.

OCT 11-12, Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show Eastern States Exposition - West Springfield, MA This show specializes in gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment and specimens. **** ALL G&LW SHOWS ARE WHOLESALE ONLY - COPY OF BUSINESS OR RESALE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **** For further information: Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc., P.O. Box 98, Flora, MS 39071-0098. Telephone: 601-879-8832; Fax: 601-879-3282; Email: info@glwshows.com; Website: www.glwshows.com.

OCT 11-13, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Austin Convention Center - Austin, TX Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

OCT 12-15, The NACS Show Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, GA The convenience store industry’s biggest event, the NACS show features workshops, world-class speakers in general sessions and a 320,000 net square foot exposition that features special pavilions highlighting technology, food service & QSR, petroleum and candy, as well as a “Cool New Products” showcase. The National Association of Convenience Stores represents the $269 billion convenience store industry. The international trade association has over 2,300 retail and 1,700 supplier members. For further information: Bob Hughes, National Association of Convenience Stores, 1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: 703-684-3600, 877-684-3600; Fax: 703-836-4564; Email: show@ nacsonline.com; Website: www.nacsonline.com.

OCT 13-15, Galveston Gift & Resort Merchandise Show Galveston Island Convention Center Galveston Island, TX Perfectly timed regional show to help the region’s retailers restock before the busy holiday and tourist seasons. For further information: Jeannie Dorchak, Urban Expositions, 1690 Roberto Blvd., Suite 111, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Telephone: 800-318-2238; Fax: 678-285-7469; Email: jdorchak@urban-expo.com; Website: www.galvestongiftshow.com.

OCT 13-16, LA FASHION MARKET California Market Center - Los Angeles, CA Five seasons a year, retailers from around the globe converge at the CMC for Los Angeles Fashion Market, featuring thousands of the industry’s best established brands and emerging designers for apparel, footwear, accessories, gift & lifestyle product. Located in hundreds of showrooms and several specialty tradeshows on various floors of the CMC. For further information: Audrey Okulick, California Mart, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079. Telephone: 800-cal-mart (225-6278), 213-630-3737; Fax: 213-630-3708; Email: aokulick@californiamarketcenter.com; Website: www.californiamarketcenter.com.

OCT 16, The Heritage Cash & Carry Wholesale Market Aladdin Shrine Complex - Columbus, OH Traditional and new ideas for the home & garden from America’s Finest Craftsman. For further information: Heritage Markets, P.O. Box 389, Carlisle, PA 17013. Telephone: 717-249-9404; Fax: 717-258-0265; Email: hertmarket@aol.com; Website: www.heritagemarkets.com.

OCT 18-20, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Dallas Market Hall - Dallas, TX Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

OCT 18-21, Great American Gem Show - InterGem WestWorld of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

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OCT 20-22, Emerald Coast Gift & Resort Show Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort - Panama City, FL Retailers will now find a great selection of resort and tourist merchandise, souvenirs, beach items, resort wear, T-shirts, general giftware, logo products, fashion accessories, shell items, coastal and nautical themed products, toy and games and much more. This show is designed to give retailers from the Florida Panhandle and surrounding areas to New Orleans the ideal chance to buy last-minute holiday merchandise and plan their spring and summer resort seasons without the hassle and cost of traveling away from their businesses. For further information: Russ Turner, Urban Expositions, 1690 Roberts Blvd. NW, Suite 111, Kennesaw, GA30144. Telephone: 678-285-3976; Fax: 678-285-7469; Email: rturner@urban-expo.com; Website: www.emeraldcoastgiftshow.com.

OCT 21-22, Midwest Market Days Chicago Regent Showroom, 8999 Palmer St. - River Grove, IL The Midwest Market Days trade show is conveniently located in the Midwest only 10 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Buyers from independent retailers, mass merchants and wholesale distributors enjoy the concise, comfortable, casual buying atmosphere. View thousands of closeout and direct import general merchandise items across a wide variety of product categories. Spend more time with vendors buying and viewing product rather than walking endlessly, in a huge convention center. We provide complimentary breakfast and buffet lunch to all buyers and shuttle transportation to other participating showroom locations just minutes away. For further information: Joanna Kastle, Trade Show Manager, Regent Products Corp., 8999 Palmer St., River Grove, IL 60171. Telephone: 916-376-9437; Fax: 916-376-9471; Email: jkastle@midwestmarketdays.com; Website: www.midwestmarketdays.com.

OCT 21-23, October Midwest Market Days™ TransWorld Merchandise Center - Des Plaines, IL The Midwest Market Days trade show attracts Buyers from independent retailers, mass merchants and wholesale distributors enjoy the concise, comfortable, casual buying atmosphere. View thousands of closeout and direct import general merchandise items across a wide variety of product categories. Spend more time with vendors buying and viewing product rather than walking endlessly, in a huge convention center. For further information: TransWorld Merchandise Center, Inc., 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1540, Chicago, IL 60606. Telephone: 312-201-3800; Fax: 312-201-3803; Website: www.twmerchcenter.com.

OCT 22-23, Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show Asheville Civic Center - Asheville, NC This show specializes in gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment and specimens. **** ALL G&LW SHOWS ARE WHOLESALE ONLY - COPY OF BUSINESS OR RESALE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **** For further information: Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc., P.O. Box 98, Flora, MS 390710098. Telephone: 601-879-8832; Fax: 601-879-3282; Email: info@ glwshows.com; Website: www.glwshows.com.

OCT 23-25, IFAI Expo Americas 2013 Orange County Convention Center - Orlando, FL The largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas. More than 7,000 industry professionals and over 400 exhibitors are expected to do business during IFAI Expo. IFAI Expo will showcase existing and emerging technologies in specialty fabrics-bringing together all levels of the value chain - from fiber producer to end product manufacturer. Attendees can see new products and technology, keep current on industry trends and issues; Examine the learn new design, manufacturing and marketing strategies; and meet with specific companies. Hundreds of top suppliers unveil a dynamic showcase of existing and emerging technologies in fabrics, equipment, components, fiber, films, chemicals and technical services. IFAI will again offer education and valuable marketing tool kits to capture market share with symposiums that inform and educate manufacturers, architects, engineers, designers, business leaders and industry professionals about tested practices, design trends, award-winning case studies and business-boosting strategies. IFAI Expo Americas is a Dept. of Commerce IBP event. For further information: Todd Lindemann, Vice President Conference Management, Industrial Fabrics Association International, 1801 County Rd. B W, Roseville, MN 55113. Telephone: 800-208-2615, 651-225-6918; Fax: 651-631-9334; Email: ifaiexpo@ifai.com; Website: www.ifaiexpo.info.

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tradeshows October continued from page 124 OCT 24-27, Dallas Apparel & Accessories Dallas Market Center - Dallas, TX A showcase for some 14,000 lines of women’s and children’s apparel and accessories. For further information: Ashley Banks, Dallas Market Center, 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207. Telephone: 214-655-6183, 800-325-6587; Fax: 214-655-6105; Email: info@ dmcmail.com; Website: www.dallasmarketcenter.com.

OCT 24-27, TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A) Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL

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OCT 25-27, Great American Gem Show InterGem Pontchartrain Center - New Orleans, LA Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

OCT 25-27, Great American Gem Show InterGem Reliant Arena at Reliant Park - Houston, TX Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

OCT 27-29, Northstar Fashion Exhibitors Hyatt Regency - 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN Manufacturer’s reps in the men’s, women’s and children’s apparel field and related accessories will be on hand to display their lines and take orders. For further information: Rick Siegel, Northstar Fashion Exhibitors, 3001 Hyatt Merchandise Mart, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Telephone: 763-546-8717; Fax: 763-546-9176; Email: northstarfashion@gmail.com; Website: www.northstarfashion.com.

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NOVEMBER 2013 NOV 1-3, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Gaylord Convention Center - National Harbor, MD Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

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tradeshow calendar November continued from page 126 NOV 2-5, International Jewelry Fair / General Merchandise Show - Fall New Orleans Morial Convention Center - New Orleans, LA For The Trade Only - Cash and Carry Gift, Fashion, Accessories, Home Decor & Jewelry Show. For further information: David Harrington, Show Manager, Helen Brett Enterprises, 5111 Academy Dr., Lisle, IL 60532. Telephone: 800-541-8171, 630-241-9865 ext. 22; Fax: 630-241-9870; Email: dharrington@ helenbrett.com; Website: www.gift2jewelry.com.

NOV 5-8, Smoky Mountain Fall Gift and Souvenir Show Gatlinburg Convention Center - Gatlinburg, TN This super show, geared to the souvenir and gift industry is open to the trade only. The longest running gift show in the Smokies. This show has drawn national and international gift show buyers to the Smokies for 43 years. For further information: Barbara Bright, Smoky Mountain Gift Show, P.O. Box 50, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Telephone: 800-441-7889, 865-436-4418; Fax: 865-436-2878; Email: ann@smokymtngiftshow.com; Website: www.smokymtngiftshow.com.

NOV 5-9, International Gift Exposition in The Smokies IGES & The Souvenir Super ShowTM The Sevierville Events Center - Sevierville, TN The IGES/SSS is a wholesale, order-writing trade show catering to the resort, gift and souvenir industries. Many exhibitors offer custom products such as plush, apparel, mugs, key chains, etc. Buyers will also find gift products such as journals, books, gourmet items, pottery, jewelry and more! For further information: Susan Mills / Jerry Mayer, M & M Gift Shows, P.O. Box 9412, Toledo, OH 43697-9412. Telephone: 800-430-7608; Fax: 800-430-8448; Email: info@iges.us; Website: www.iges.us.

NOV 8-10, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Denver Merchandise Mart - Denver, CO Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

NOV 8-10, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Royal Plaza Trade Center - Marlborough, MA Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

NOV 8-10, GTS Greensboro Florida Expo Osceola Heritage Park-Exhibition Hall - Kissimmee, FL Helping retailers and resellers succeed by offering multiple shows packed with world class importers, manufacturers, & wholesalers. GTS shows are filled with plenty of fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, beaded jewelry, handbags, apparel, closeouts, and accessories to satisfy all your businesses needs. These wholesale only expos provides our members a unique marketplace to explore new merchandise trends and new products for your business in a relaxed professional atmosphere. We help you be a better buyer by bringing you New Product Introductions and allowing you to examine New Products firsthand. For further information: Bobby Siddiqui, Golden Triangle Show, P.O. Box 4163, Alpharetta, GA 30023. Telephone: 770-410-9771; Fax: 866-807-0808; Email: bobby@gtshows.com; Website: www.gtshows.com.

NOV 10-11, Boutique Design New York Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - New York, NY Boutique Design New York is a joint venture of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association and ST Media Group, and is managed by GLM. Boutique Design New York is held concurrently with the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show. For further information: Phil Robinson, Senior Vice President, George Little Management, LLC., 10 Bank St., Ste. 1200, White Plains, NY 10606. Telephone: 914-421-3215, 800-272-7469; Fax: 914-948-6180; Email: probinson@glmshows.com; Website: www.glmshows.com, www.boutiquedesignnewyork.com.

SUMNERCOMMUNICATIONS www.sumnercom.com rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

NOV 15-17, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Seattle Center - Seattle, WA Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

NOV 16-18, Gatlinburg Apparel & Jewelry Market Gatlinburg Convention Center - Gatlinburg, TN This show features Ladies’, Men’s and Children’s Apparel, Fashion Jewelry and Accessories, Fine Jewelry and Gifts from all over the world. Wholesale Only, Writing Orders, Immediate Delivery and Cash-and-Carry. Business License Required. For further information: Linda Norton, The Norton Shows, P.O. Box 265, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Telephone: 865-436-6151; Fax: 865-436-6152; Email: nortonshow@gmail.com; Website: www.nortonshows.com.

NOV 16-18, Norton’s Gatlinburg Gift & Variety Show Gatlinburg Convention Center - Gatlinburg, TN This show features Ladies’, Men’s and Children’s Apparel, Fashion Jewelry and Accessories, Fine Jewelry and Gifts from all over the world. Wholesale Only, Writing Orders, Immediate Delivery and Cash-and-Carry. Business License Required. For further information: Linda Norton, The Norton Shows, P.O. Box 265, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Telephone: 865-436-6151; Fax: 865-436-6152; Email: nortonshow@gmail.com; Website: www.nortonshows.com.

NOV 17-20, Ocean City Resort Gift Expo

Myrtle Beach Convention Center - Myrtle Beach, SC This national award-winning, holiday event is your ticket to a fantastic, fun filled, shopping experience. Inspired by Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, step back in time to an elaborate 19th century holiday marketplace setting where shoppers stroll through the aisles featuring 350 period-clad vendors hawking everything from fine arts, crafts, imported gifts, toys, gourmet foods, clothing and much, much more For further information: Samantha Bower, Leisure Time Unlimited, Inc., 708 Main Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Telephone: 843-448-9483, 800-261-5991; Fax: 843-626-1513; Email: dickensshow@sc.rr.com; Website: www.dickenschristmasshow.com.

NOV 15-17, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Duke Energy Convention Center - Cincinnati, OH Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the

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NOV 18-22, IAAPA - International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Convention Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL The Largest event for the amusement and attractions industry. For further information: Mare Parsont, Exhibit Manager, International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, 1448 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: 703-836-4800; Fax: 703-836-4801; Email: exhibitsales@iaapa.org; Website: www.iaapa.org.

NOV 22-24, Great American Gem Show - InterGem San Mateo County Expo Center - San Mateo, CA Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

NOV 22-24, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Southfield Municipal Complex Pavilion - Southfield, MI Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.

NOV 22-24, San Antonio Wholesale Jewelry, Gift & Accessory Show San Antonio Event Center - San Antonio, TX This is a For Trade Only show of the finest in costume and genuine jewelry designs. Held four times a year. For further information: Parker Trade Publications, 206 Lido St., Austin, TX 78734. Telephone: 512-261-4223; Fax: 512-261-3503; Email: cmparker@austin.rr.com; Website: www.parkertradeshow.com.

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