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sit gracefully so that on the retail shelf the magic comes to life.” Another popular line is Fancy Pals purse-like pet carriers, incorporating different appliques that appeal to girls. Hundreds of new styles of Fancy Pals are being released throughout the year.

Creating products that consumers will buy At the heart of Aurora World’s vast selection of product offerings is research and design to create products that consumers will buy. “We focus on emotional triggers, and we work with fashion and color forecasting to be on the forefront from a product development standpoint. Brights, for example, are still on trend. Whether neon or fluorescent, they continue to sell in the marketplace,” Valencia shares. The company also gets many ideas from listening to customers, she adds, and introduces 400 to 500 SKUs each year. “Our tagline is ‘Gifts of Smiles,’” Valencia explains. “That is our benchmark, and it is what we deliver to our customers, employees and community.

Aurora World launched in 1981, and offers merchandise at all price points, from impulse to super plush. Wholesale starts at $2, with some items retailing for up to $350. “Whatever retailers are looking for, they can get a nice breadth of line,” Valencia stresses. “If their key trigger price point is $14.99, for example, we have a full offering at that price.” Aurora World has general merchandising programs across its full portfolio. It also embellishes certain brands and lines with specialized displays to help sell through at retail. There is a minimum order that varies depending on the time of year. Merchants interested in carrying the firm’s products should contact the Aurora World customer service team. ■

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Best sellers “Our salt and pepper line sells extremely well, and we are expanding it,” says Dave Kim, owner and president. DWK is currently designing a red high-heeled shoe salt and pepper set, which will be unveiled at the August ASD/AMD trade show. “We are also working on a sports themed set,” Kim shares. Wine holders are also great sellers, he notes. As a result, the company offers a wide selection of both product

lines, in many themes. DWK also offers animal statuaries, including dogs, cats, elephants, bears, roosters, wolves, tigers and buffalo, and introduced a popular zombie line last August.

Design leaders “We have a lot of different ideas, and we come out with 20 to 25 new products each month,” remarks Kim. DWK has two fulltime designers. However, its creations are a collaborative effort. “I try to get everyone involved, whether they are in the office or the warehouse, so that we all have a stake in our products. The zombie line was brought to us by one of our employees who is very big on Goth. Her office is decked out in gargoyles and dragons.” DWK manufactures all merchandise at its plant in China. The company’s products are designed to create an continued on page 28

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gifts & souvenirs DWK Gifts & Home Décor continued from page 24 emotional attachment, and often feature cute sayings and animals. “In terms of trends, we don’t follow them as much as we try to craft items that will resonate with consumers yearround,” Kim explains. For example, dog figurines sell well, and DWK is introducing a female Chihuahua with a pink bow and collar. “Pretty in Pink” will debut at the ASD show, and be available for purchase in midAugust. Retail will be around $24.99. “We have received positive feedback on the item throughout the stages of design, sculpting and painting, and we expect it to be well-received,” Kim remarks.

Pricing and ordering While the company prides itself on creativity and quality, DWK also has, “very attractive price points,” Kim continues. Retail is typically double wholesale price, and volume discounts are available. The firm’s products are packaged in colorful boxes, and many retailers showcase the items in these containers. The minimum order is $700. Goods are sold by the case, but DWK is flexible if retailers can’t quite meet that requirement. DWK has in-house showroom facilities in both Ontario, CA and China, so retailers can experience the products first hand. Retail buyers can also visit DWK at the ASD/AMD show in Las Vegas in March and August. ■

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new products Wow Bacon for Microwave WOW BACON, the patented bacon cooker from CHALNJ (“challenge”), is the newest way to prepare bacon without a dangerous, greasy mess. It is the only completely enclosed utensil in the world that cooks bacon in the microwave. The product is ideal for sale in a variety of retail shops, from cookware to gourmet, to grocery to gifts. Additionally, the company has exhibited Wow Bacon at numerous trade shows, with big success. “It has gotten huge pull and great reviews,” reports Harlan Kerson, consultant to CHALNJ, which is owned by his wife, Catherine Kerson.

A better bacon maker Wow Bacon was invented by Val Hechler, a mechanical and chemical engineer with more than 100 patents. Made in the USA, the product has a coffee pot type handle that makes it easy and safe to move in and out of the microwave. To use, a consumer simply unclips the top, pulls out the cooking rack, places the bacon on the rack, clips the lid shut and puts it in the microwave. “Because Wow Bacon is completely enclosed, there is no grease splatter and it is safe for people of all ages to use,” stresses Kerson. “We are now selling the unit to associations for the visually impaired, so they have a safe way to cook bacon as well. Safety is a great selling point.” Cooking times range from three to five minutes, based on the microwave’s power, and the consumer’s choice of chewy or crisp bacon. The entire unit can be popped into the dishwasher. “Wow Bacon is made from a plastic resin material that withstands heat, and there is no plastic leakage whatsoever,” Kerson adds. “The product is certified by Intertek.” Furthermore, using Wow Bacon is good for the 30

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Packaging that sells Wow Bacon is delivered to retailers in a sleeve, so they can put it right on the shelf. “Consumers can see the product without opening the box,” Kerson shares. “It is a very nice looking package with high-end graphics, and shows what the product does.” For the holiday season, the company is designing new point of sale materials. With large volume orders, CHALNJ provides LCD tablets for retailers to play the company’s product video. Freestanding displays are also available. The wholesale price is $8.49, and Wow Bacon retails for $19.95. The minimum order is 12 units, and the company offers volume discounts. Shipping is free on first time orders. Products ship from CHALNJ’s plant in the north of Chicago by UPS, within three to five business days. ■

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new products Credit Card RFID Blocker THE CREDIT Card RFID Blocker solves a growing security risk for credit card holders. Available from Northland Auto Enterprises, this new product blocks scanners from accessing personal information in the RFID chips embedded in many credit cards. Over 200 million credit cards currently utilize RFID technology.

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new product Tangle Free Necklace Saver THE NECKLACE Saver is a patent-pending product designed to keep necklaces tangle free, at home or when traveling. Made from lightweight, iridescent pastel organza, the product is fashioned into a sleeve, or tube, that is open on both ends. The consumer slips an unclasped necklace into the sleeve holding one end, grasps the other end of the necklace at the bottom of the sleeve, brings the two ends together and clasps the necklace closed, and ties the ends of the Necklace Saver. Anna Kazanchyan, MD, created the Necklace Saver. “Twisted jewelry is not fun. We all know how frustrating it is to deal with tangled necklaces. I love to wear necklaces that I design, and I often travel with my entire collection. My many attempts at keeping my necklaces tangle-free while at home or on the go, in pouches, in boxes or by wrapping each necklace in a paper towel, were not successful. My

necklaces either got hopelessly tangled into knots, or my jewelry boxes fi lled half the suitcase. In addition, it took me forever to open each box to find the necklace I wanted. That is why I had to solve the challenge of tangled necklaces.” The Necklace Saver is available in three widths, one, two and three inch; and two lengths, one for necklaces up to 22 inches long and another for necklaces up to 30 inches in length. The product can be used by itself in a drawer, purse or suitcase, or in a jewelry box or on a jewelry tree. It allows necklaces to retain their circular shape, and it is transparent so there is no need for consumers to unwrap each necklace to find the piece they want to wear. The one-piece pack wholesales for $3.60 and retails for $7.95, while the two-piece pack wholesales for $6.95 and retails for $13.95. The Necklace Saver comes in att ractive, hangtag packaging, which displays product images and detailed instructions. Since its launch in early 2013, the Necklace Saver has received rave reviews in media including Beauty Style Watch, Independent Miami, The Daily Buzz, Cleveland, OH, NBC affi liate WKYC-TV and the Examiner. The product is available to retailers from Armenicus Life. A portion of every sale is donated to orphanages around the world. ■

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product trend Licensed Collegiate Fashions for Women ESANDOL.COM, OPERATED by Bethel International Inc., recently expanded its line of licensed collegiate jewelry and accessories to offer new merchandise at consumerdictated price points. “We offer fashionable feminine styles that women know was made just for them,” says J. Kim, sales director of eSandol.com. Representing around 35 colleges, several new pieces have been added at lower price points. “We introduced this new selection because jewelry consumers have become more price conscious,” Kim explains. The company’s new products wholesale for $3 to $6, and retail for $7.99 to $19.99, each. “The less expensive pieces complement our higher end jewelry, and they sell exceptionally well,” he points out. Popular necklaces, for example, include the three layered circle, heart shape and key lock design. eSandol.com’s higher quality pieces, which provide more detail and thicker chains, wholesale for $10 to $15, and retail for $19.99 to $34.99. “We are still in the business of giving retailers gift type quality items, and our lower priced pieces offer great value, too.” The minimum order for jewelry is one dozen pieces, and the company sells a three-tiered display tray.

High-end handbags still strong sellers Conversely, consumers are willing to spend more for good quality handbags and eSandol.com recently expanded its high-end accessory collection. “Several

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years ago, our median wholesale price point was $15 to $18 and now it is $23 to $27. On the retail side, our median price is now $54.99 to $70,” Kim continues. “Our new Signature line offers a Jacquard print that is similar in looks to what Coach and Dooney & Bourke have. The logo is woven into the fabric. We also carry handbags made of a grooved PVC, which is really durable and great quality.” The majority of the firm’s Signature and grooved PVC handbags wholesale for $40 and retail for $80. eSandol.com also has lines using another PVC material and a polyester blend, which wholesale for $18 to $30. The company has pocketbooks with more than 50 licensed colleges. The minimum order is one piece, and volume discounts are available.

Satin and winter scarves eSandol.com has also added inventory to its line of women’s stylish satin and winter scarves. “We have four patterns in nearly 50 schools,” Kim shares. “If you look at scarves for the licensed collegiate market, most are a unisex one layered strip. Our scarves are larger and designed just for women.” The minimum order for scarves is one dozen. Satin scarves wholesale for $45 per dozen and winter scarves wholesale for $102 to $120 per dozen. eSandol. com also carries a variety of scarf pendants. ■

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product trends Gardening Products Cater to Water Conservation Trend JRM CHEMICAL Inc. sells a line of lightweight, water-storing polymer products in the horticultural, gift, floral, agricultural and holiday markets. Merchandise ranges from water conservation products for indoor and outdoor plants, to decorative and holiday beads and novelties. The company’s f lagship product, Soil Moist, reduces plant waterings by 50 percent, limits transplant shock and soil compaction, and is effective in the soil for three to five years. It is ideal for interior and exterior plantings such as trees, shrubs, containers, baskets, flowerbeds, vegetables and turf. Soil Moist is popular with consumers because it is environmentally friendly and cost effective. “There is less available water and more people in the world,” notes Scott Wiesler, VP of marketing at JRM Chemical Inc. “Our product holds the water around plants so people do not have to water them as often. It reduces plant loss on many landscaping jobs from ten percent to one percent.” JRM Chemical offers a dealer mini rack display for Soil Moist. The fourshelf, freestanding polystyrene rack is compact, yet holds seven cases of Soil Moist products.

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shrink, users add more water and they swell up again. Available in various sizes and colors, Deco Beads are a lightweight, cost effective alternative to marbles. “Many florists use marbles in decorative pieces, but they weigh a lot,” Wiesler points out. “Deco Beads are initially very small and easy to carry around.” The eight-ounce jar of Deco Beads wholesales for $9.20 and retails for around $19. The minimum order is one case of 12 jars, and retail buyers can mix colors.

New Halloween and Christmas products The trend toward gel-based products continues with JRM Chemical’s newly introduced line of Halloweenthemed water-storing products. These include glowing Ghoulish Eyes, eyeball-shaped beads; Spooky Shapes, including bags, skulls, ghosts and pumpkin figures; Scary Slime, water gel slime; Glow Beads, glow-in-the-dark gel beads; Boo Brains, brain-shaped gel; and Wizard Stones, magical gel stones. The products are available individually and collectively in a floor unit. For the holiday season, JRM Chemical has a popular decorative snow product. Snow Real is a non-toxic polymer that, when mixed with water, makes fluffy, glistening snow. In addition, the company sells Tree Moist, a preservative that reduces waterings for cut Christmas trees. ■

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New and best selling tee shirts â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vivid colors are a strong trend right now,â&#x20AC;? says Ginger Aydogdu, owner. Simply Southern Tees offers three main lines of brightly colored tee shirts for women. The Simply Southern line features tee shirts with images and phrases that depict fun southern themes, such as a bright pink shirt displaying a palm tree under the moon, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carolina Girlâ&#x20AC;? underneath. The Country Chick line is similar, offering country themes and racier say-

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with 100 percent of abandoned carts. To use Google Remarketing, one must be engaged in a Google AdWords campaign. Following up on abandoned carts using this channel requires the addition of tracking code to the web store. In addition, three remarketing lists, or audiences, must be set up. One list will be for those visitors who added items to their shopping carts, one list will be for those visitors who actually completed the checkout process, and one list will be a combination of the first two lists for those who added an item to their shopping carts, yet did not checkout. continued on page 50


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web prots Capture Abandoned Carts for Maximum Prot continued from page 48 This can be accomplished by logging into the Google AdWords account and then clicking the “Shared Library” link, found in the left navigation. Once there, click the “view” link under the “Audiences” section. The next step is to create an audience for each of the two visitor types; those who completed a sale and those who added an item to their cart. One way to do this is to use a unique identifier, which is present in the URL after a visitor adds an item to his or her cart, or completes a sale. Once the two lists have been set up, it is time to create the main list that will allow targeting abandoned carts for those who do not provide an email address. This is done by creating a custom combination list, consisting of rules based on the two remarketing lists that were created in the previous step. Set the criteria making sure that the logical operator “and” is chosen to link the two rules.

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ads or keywords. With the GDN, you are purchasing advertising space on websites, the same way you would purchase newspaper print ads. Targeting and response rates are almost always significantly lower than search campaigns, but depending on your criteria, you can end up with a better ROI than with search. The downside to GDN campaigns is that they are complex and cannot be automated easily. Google AdWords should be your first step in utilizing digital marketing tools. Google has 70 percent of the search market, and can provide from two to ten times returns on your ad dollar. Start with a small budget, perhaps $10 to $20 a day, and scale up as you see results. It is a low risk test and worth the try.

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where your ads display when people search on Bing.com, Yahoo.com or its partner sites, and Microsoft’s Display Network, which is basically its MSN.com property and related websites. Current estimates place Bing and Yahoo at around 15 percent of the total search market share, so the audience is much smaller than with Google. Depending on your audience, it may be worthwhile after you get AdWords running, to run a BingAds campaign. BingAds is not as easy to use as AdWords, but Microsoft is making improvements to this tool all the time. One nice feature is that you can import your Google AdWords account into BingAds.

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USD) mark by 2013. The total number of Internet users will increase to around 3.5 billion this year, from 2.2 billion at the end of 2011.

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This is a small sample of the suppliers you will find on WholesaleCentral.com. Find suppliers by category or product! Suppliers, to list your company here and reach 125,000 retailers monthly, call 1-800-999-8281 ext. 126.

APPAREL / CLOTHING

F E AT U R E D S E L L E R S

BANIAN TRADING www.baniantrading.com

800-366-2660

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. fashionwearplus.com

813-949-6060

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 sweetcheekswholesale.com

719-748-1211

Amazing variety of items for children and crafts. Apparel, leg warmers, hats, bloomers, hair accessories, jewelry, squeaker shoes, decorative resins, felties and more.

WHOLESALE FASHION BUYS 213-624-4242 www.wholesalefashionbuys.com

SHANGRILA NOOK 612-454-6088 www.wholesalecentral.com/shangrilanook SHEEHAN SALES, INC. 800-849-9949 www.wholesalenursingscrubs.com STEAL DEAL 323-581-8051 / 800-416-6149 www.stealdealinc.com

WHOLESALE EXPRESS SP. 856-939-5151 https://secure1.nitrosell.com/wsesports.com/ store/member.asp

COMPUTER PRODUCTS PONTIAC ELEVEN LLC 800-701-8478 www.wholesalecentral.com/pontiac11llc

T.Y.S. VARIETY CO. www.tysvariety.com

813-643-1515

TASHA APPAREL www.tashaapparel.com

213-742-0974

DOLLAR STORE

TTM INTERTRADING, INC. www.ttmintertrading.com

323-586-0003

ACCESSORIES PALACE shop.accessoriespalace.com

VARSHAA.COM www.varshaa.com WESTERN EXPRESS www.westernexpressinc.com

442079079949 800-245-1380

WHOLESALE FASHION SQU. 877-811-4911 www.wholesalefashionsquare.com

800-725-2234

GREAT LAKES WHOLESALE 616-261-9393 www.glwholesale.com KOLE IMPORTS www.koleimports.com

800-874-7766

PRICE KING INC. www.priceking.com

718-786-8540

WHOLESALE LINKED www.wholesalelinked.com

213-270-1190

Find all of your clothing needs in one place. $5.00 shipping with $150.00 or more purchase. Save up to 75% below wholesale on tops, pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, sweaters, jackets, true plus sizes Junior, Missy, Girls, Boys, & Mens.

DROPSHIPPERS

YASH IMPORTS www.yashimports.com

646-436-0173

DOBA www.doba.com

877-321-3622

ALABAMA WHOLESALE www.bamasocks.com

256-845-4411

ZIZI COLLECTION www.zizicollection.com

888-974-9494

KOLE IMPORTS dropship.koleimports.com

800-874-7766

APPAREL TIME www.appareltime.com

877-892-3144

PLUM ISLAND SILVER CO. www.plumislandsilver.com

800-543-7177

APPARELCANDY.COM www.ApparelCandy.com

877-870-8686

APPARELSHOWROOM.COM 800-243-4131 www.apparelshowroom.com BEVERLY HILLS UNIFORMS 718-378-1188 bhuniforms.com BH WHOLESALE INC. www.bhwholesale.com

347-394-5559

C & M IMPORTS www.gizelcm.com

800-567-8155

AUTOMOTIVE GOLDEN LUBRICANTS www.goldenlubricants.com

630-755-4978

DVDS & MOVIES

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

C-STORE ITEMS

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PRICE MASTER PriceMaster.com

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CLOTHINGISLAND.COM www.clothingisland.com

800-652-8275

CRESWELL SOCK MILLS www.sockmills.com

256-657-3213

DOWNTOWN OFF-PRICE www.downtownoffprice.com

888-666-1130

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.

732-866-9976

GMAN USA LLC www.gmanusa.com

813-443-0700

EFASHION WHOLESALE www.efashionwholesale.com

215-342-2121

VK WHOLESALE www.vkwholesale.com

847-204-0669

EROS HOSIERY CO. www.eroswholesale.com ISLAND WHOLESALER www.islandwholesaler.com

786-269-0629

KIDSBLANKS BY ZOEY www.kidsblanks.com

888-529-3883

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

323-589-2015

ORANGE ZONE www.Orangezoneinc.com

213-748-2328

ORANGE ZONE 213-748-2328 www.wholesalechildrenclothing.com ORIENTAL APPAREL INC. 386-383-2618 www.wholesalecentral.com/orientalapparel/store.cfm OTB INTERNATIONAL 86-150-6062-6070 www.wholesalecentral.com/otbint0001 PRIMETIME CLOTHING www.primetimeclothing.com R. G. RILEY & SONS, INC. www.rgriley.com RUBII www.rubiiwholesale.com SEVEN SEAS, INC. www.sevenwholesale.com

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CANDLES, INCENSE, POTPOURRI ETS DESIGN www.etsdesign.com

770-582-6688

NOSE DESSERTS www.nosedesserts.com

419-872-4772

NV CANDLES www.nvcandles.com

877-329-2351

CLOSEOUTS GLOBAL IMPORTS INC www.Hunnt.com

888-882-0005

RS INDUSTRIES INC. 773-927-7770 www.wholesalecentral.com/rsindustries

213-627-2398 213-748-9469

F E AT U R E D S E L L E R

213-488-0691

LANCY ONLINE INC. www.LancyNY.com

718-821-8168

MICHELLE & SCOTT’S www.wholesaleimport.com

901-767-0838

MY WHOLESALE ROUTE www.mywholesaleroute.com

201-567-2827

ROCKEY TRADING CO. www.rockeytrading.com

813-888-9400

S & J ENTERPRISES www.sandjwholesale.com

336-271-6755

STRETCHHEADBANDS.COM 978-465-3100 www.wholesalecentral.com/stretc0001/store.cfm UR ETERNITY www.eternitywholesale.com

718-639-3588

US WESTERN WHOLESALE www.uswesternwholesale.com

469-237-5780

FOOD & GROCERY ROYAL ENTERPRISES 888-261-8277 www.royalwholesalecandy.com

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MARK’S WHOLESALE markswholesale.com

417-762-5511

Wholesaler of general merchandise. Handbags, Tools, Fashion Access., Gifts, Luggage, Knives, Toys, Novelties, Candles, Automotive and more.

21ST CENTURY GENERAL www.21cgm.com

323-585-6700

MOUNTAIN VIEW MOVIES 607-278-5401 www.mountainviewmovies.com

26 CALIFORNIA BAZAR INC. 323-588-3026 www.26cb.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.

DOLLARDAYS INT’L www.dollardays.com

877-837-9569

DPJ WHOLESALE dpjwholesale.com

800-375-3520

FOUR SEASONS 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

DVD PLAYLAND LLC 501-499-9489 www.shop.wholesalexxxdvd.com DVD RELOAD www.dvdreload.com/specials

303-881-6146

HEAVY CROWN ENT. 803-477-5253 www.wholesalecentral.com/2realvideosonline INETVIDEO.COM 514-956-7482 www.wholesalecentral.com/inetvi0001/ wholesale-form.html

ELECTRONICS CLOSEOUT STORE www.closeoutstore.net

800-996-1601

GIFTS CANDYLIPZ LLC 415-287-0181 www.wholesalecentral.com/candyl0001

JPLY ELECTRONIC TECH. 86-20-3807-7661 www.spectrumsee.com

GLOBAL CRAFTS www.globalcraftsb2b.com

FASHION ACCESSORIES

HENRY BRANDT & CO. www.HENRYBRANDT.COM

417-334-0988

ANN KIM FASHION www.pandoraaccessory.com

213-745-2910

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

800-815-3855

BUCKWHOLESALE.COM www.buckwholesale.com

866-408-2825

WORLD BUYERS www.worldbuyers.com

D & D FLORIDA IMPORT www.ddflimport.com

786-472-1888

386-424-1662

800-996-7531

HANDBAGS & LUGGAGE

FASHION UNIC fashionunic.com

908-660-0985

ACCESSORIES WITH STYLE 917-388-1701 handbagsatwholesale.com

INTERNATIONAL PIONEER internationalpioneer.com

213-765-8007

CHOICEHANDBAGS www.choicehandbag.com

213-745-3065

IRWIN SALES 281-424-7651 www.irwinembroiderypatches.com

J WHOLESALE www.jwholesale.com

201-943-1478

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

972-247-4514

Patches, Pins & Transfers!! Over 2000 designs to choose from! Military, NRA, Patriotic, American Flag, Religious, Motorcycle and More! Great Novelty Item.

JEWELRY FACTORY www.shopjewelryfactory.com

832-495-6484

SIGNS 4 FUN mygalan.3dcartstores.com

JUDY’S ACCESSORIES www.judysaccessories.com

213-745-0707

COLLECTIBLES

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SUNRISE WHOLESALE 877-250-5045 sunrisewholesalemerchandise.com

LA WHOLESALE ROUTE www.lawholesaleroute.com

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AZUR GLOBAL IMPORTS www.azur1.com

303-980-1218

SAV-ON www.sav-on-closeouts.com

906-346-7065

STOCKWELL GREETINGS www.stockwellgreetings.com

877-906-2211

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

FASHION WORLD www.handbagfashion.com

213-747-7145

BEADMAX CORP. www.voguedynasty.com

212-938-1268

HUA FU INTERNATIONAL www.huafu.org

212-268-9985

CERIJEWELRY.COM www.cerijewelry.com

626-810-3283

KLASSY BAGS www.klassybags.com

562-735-3292

CONKLIN FASHIONS www.wholesalejewelry.net

888-563-4411

MAD BAGS LLC mad-bags.com

877-623-2247

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

FRAGRANCENET.COM www.fragrancenet.com

800-727-3867

ON SALE HANDBAG www.onsalehandbag.com

213-745-6811

DK HAWAIIAN COLLECTION 213-747-7400 www.wholesalecentral.com/skaloha

FRAGRANCEX.COM INC. www.fragrancex.com

888-557-3738

SPORTING GOODS

SHOPFORBAGS.COM www.shopforbags.com

214-637-5300

FUN ZONE 419-553-7030 www.wholesalecentral.com/funzonedist/Store.cfm

LUXURY PERFUME www.luxuryperfume.com

213-688-9600

PHANTOM INDUSTRIES www.phantomindustries.com

973-710-2057

T & L INT’L GROUP www.tnlusa.net

213-748-6969

HIPHOPJEWELRY 410-493-2269 www.hiphopjewelrywholesale.com

PERFUME CENTER www.perfume-center.com

516-348-1124

SHARP IMPORT www.SHARPIMPORT.COM

877-286-4139

210-682-8600

JUDSON & CO www.judson.biz

PERFUME MARKET www.perfumemarket.net

305-593-9017 THE EXTRA MILE www.thextramile.com

518-383-9084

TEXCYN WHOLESALE www.texcynwholesale.com

THE HANDBAG WAREHOUSE 972-243-1786 www.thehandbagwarehouse.com

HEALTH & BEAUTY

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DADDY D PRO 305-477-6636 wholesalecentral.com/newsub0001 TC instruments, veterinary, medical instruments, piercing instruments, sports goods, first aid instruments and more.

PRICE MASTER PriceMaster.com

800-538-3873

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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212-714-9606

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Gift Show

Accessories The Show

Imprinted Sportswear Show - Long Beach

Seattle Gift Show

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www.issshows.com

www.seattlegiftshow.com

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY The ASI Show

Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando FL

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Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

AmericasMart*Atlanta, Atlanta GA

www.americasmart.com California Gift Show

Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles CA

www.urban-expo.com

Dallas Apparel & Accessories

Dallas Market Center, Dallas TX

www.dallasmarketcenter.com Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Dallas Market Center, Dallas TX

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach CA

Jewelers International Showcase - JIS

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami FL

www.jisshow.com

Tucson Expo Center, Tucson AZ

www.jogsshow.com MODA Manhattan

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Shot Show

Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

www.shotshow.org

SIA SnowSports Trade Show

Colorado Convention Center, Denver CO

www.snowsports.org

www.modamanhattan.com

St. Louis Gift Show

The NATSO Show

www.stlouisgiftshow.com

Gaylord Opreyland, Nashville TN

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New Orleans & Memphis Gift & Jewelry Show

St. Charles Convention Center North Hall, St. Charles MO

Surf Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL

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New Orleans LA, and Memphis TN

www.helenbrett.com OASIS Gift Show

www.fameshows.com

www.oasis.org

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

Orlando Gift / Cash & Carry Show

www.glwshows.com

www.orlandogiftshow.com

Osceola Heritage Park , Orlando FL

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA

JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show

FAME

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL

Tobacco Plus Expo

Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1, Las Vegas NV

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Palm Beach County Conv. Center, West Palm Beach FL

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CHA (formally HIA)

PGA Merchandise Show

Value Merchandise Expo

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Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL

Jacob K. Javits Center, New York NY

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www.vpexpo.com

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

Philadelphia Gift Show

Windy City Gift Show

www.glwshows.com

www.philadelphiagiftshow.com

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA

Asheville Civic Center, Asheville NC

New Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks PA

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosmont IL

www.urban-expo.com

International CES (Consumer Electronics Show)

Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show

The WSA Show

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www.phillycandyshow.com

www.wsashow.com

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

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Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City NJ

Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

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Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

New York International TOY FAIR

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www.glwshows.com

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The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas NV Accessories The Show

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

www.accessoriestheshow.com The ASI Show

Dallas Convention Center, Dallas TX

www.asishow.com

Holiday Inn Palo Verde / Holidome, Tucson AZ

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Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas NV

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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

NY NOW (formally New York International Gift Fair)

Jacob K. Javits Convention Cente, New York NY

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Louisville Gift Show

Paroquet Springs Center, Shepherdsville KY

www.louisvillegiftshow.com

Denver Merchandise Mart Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show

Memphis Gift & Jewelry Show - Spring

Denver Merchandise Mart Complex , Denver CO

Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis TN

www.denvermart.com

www.helenbrett.com

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MODA Las Vegas

The Off-Price Specialist Show

Sands Expo at Venetioan/Palazzo, Las Vegas NV

www.offpriceshow.com

San Francisco International Gift Fair

The Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco CA

www.sfigf.com

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas NV

www.fameshows.com

www.modalasvegas.com

TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A) Winter

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

MODA Manhattan

www.tweshows.com

www.glwshows.com

www.modamanhattan.com

The Gem Mall, Tucson AZ

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MARCH 2014 Amusement Expo

Dallas Apparel & Accessories

International Vision Expo East

www.amusementexpo.org

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

www.visionexpoeast.com

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

ASD Las Vegas

Sands Expo Center / Las Vegas Conv. Center, Las Vegas NV

www.asdonline.com

Dallas Market Center, Dallas TX

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

JA International Jewelry Show

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

www.ja-newyork.com

Dallas Market Center, Dallas TX

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Gatlinburg Apparel & Jewelry Market The ASI Show

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach CA

www.asishow.com

Atlanta Spring Gift, Accessories & Holiday Market

AmericasMart*Atlanta, Atlanta GA

www.americasmart.com

Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg TN

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami FL

www.nortonshows.com

www.jisshow.com

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

Norton’s Gatlinburg Gift & Variety Show

www.glwshows.com

www.nortonshows.com

Ramada In Mall Of America, Mineapolis MN

IBS New York International Beauty Show

Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston MA

www.bostongiftshow.com

Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg TN

San Antonio Wholesale Jewelry & Gift Show

San Antonio Event Center, San Antonio TX

www.ibsnewyork.com Boston Gift Show

Jewelers International Showcase - JIS

www.parkertradeshow.com

Imprinted Sportswear Show

TransWorld’s Halloween, & Attractions Show

www.issshows.com

www.haashow.com

Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City NJ

America’s Center, St. Louis MO

Camex - Campus Market Expo

International Housewares Show

World Balloon Convention

www.camex.org

www.housewares.org

www.worldballoonconvention.com

Dallas Convention Center, Dallas TX

McCormick Place Complex , Chicago IL

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver CO

APRIL 2014 Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

Imprinted Sportswear Show - Orlando

Portland Gift & Accessories Show

www.glwshows.com

www.issshows.com

www.urban-expo.com

Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield MA

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL International Lingerie Show

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

Embassy Suites/Lovinia/Novi, Detroit MI

www.glwshows.com

www.wwinshow.com, www.spectrade.com

TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A) Spring

Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair

www.tweshows.com

Rio Hotel Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis TN

www.helenbrett.com Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

OASIS Albuquerque Gift Show

www.glwshows.com

www.oasis.org

Holiday Inn Rolling Meadows/Schaumburg, Chicago IL

Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont IL

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Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque NM

Palm Beach County Conv. Center, West Palm Beach FL

www.trendzshow.com

MAY 2014 Accessories The Show

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

www.accessoriestheshow.com The ASI Show

Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York NY

www.asishow.com

Dallas Apparel & Accessories

International Hair & Beauty Show

The National Hardware Show and Lawn & Garden World

Meadowlands Expo Center, Seacaucus NJ

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

www.nationalhardwareshow.com International Jewelry Fair / General Merchandise Show - Spring

National Stationery Show

New Orleans LA, and Memphis TN

www.nationalstationeryshow.com

www.helenbrett.com

The Off-Price Specialist Show

Dallas Market Center, Dallas TX

www.dallasmarketcenter.com FAME

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Gotham Hotel, New York NY The JCK Show - Las Vegas

www.offpriceshow.com

www.jcklasvegasshow.com

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Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

Seattle Airport Marriott , Seattle WA

www.fameshows.com

www.scoe.biz

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

MODA Manhattan

Value Merchandise Expo

www.glwshows.com

www.modamanhattan.com

www.vpexpo.com

Watauga Festival Center, Franklin NC

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Atlantic Convention Center, Atlantic City NJ

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Tradeshow Calendar 2014 Please visit show websites to confirm show dates and locations Apparel Show

JUNE 2014

Gift Show

Jewelry Show

China Sourcing Fairs

IRCE

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami FL

Chicago IL

Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg TN

Gatlinburg Apparel & Jewelry Market

Licensing International Expo

San Antonio Wholesale Jewelry & Gift Show

www.nortonshows.com

www.licensingexpo.com

www.chinasourcingfair.com/miami Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg TN

irce.internetretailer.com Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

Norton’s Gatlinburg Gift & Variety Show

www.nortonshows.com

San Antonio Event Center, San Antonio TX

www.parkertradeshow.com

JULY 2014 The ASI Show

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

Super Zoo

www.asishow.com

www.glwshows.com

www.superzoo.org

McCormick Place, Chicago IL Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

AmericasMart*Atlanta, Atlanta GA

www.americasmart.com California Gift Show

Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles CA

www.urban-expo.com

Watauga Festival Center, Franklin NC

JA International Jewelry Show

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

www.ja-newyork.com

Philadelphia Gift Show

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Reading PA

www.philadelphiagiftshow.com

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

Orlando Gift Show

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A) Summer

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont IL

www.tweshows.com

West Coast Event & Balloon Art Convention

Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach CA

www.wcebac.com

Embassy Suites/Lovinia/Novi, Detroit MI

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL

www.glwshows.com

www.orlandogiftshow.com

The WSA Show

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

San Francisco International Gift Fair

www.wsashow.com

www.glwshows.com

www.sfigf.com

Pinebridge Executive Inn, Spruce Pine NC

Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

The Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco CA

AUGUST 2014 Accessories The Show

Imprinted Sportswear Show - Las Vegas

www.accessoriestheshow.com

www.issshows.com

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY Accessories The Show

The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas NV

www.accessoriestheshow.com ASD Las Vegas

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

www.asdonline.com

Dallas Apparel & Accessories

Dallas Market Center, Dallas TX

www.dallasmarketcenter.com Denver Merchandise Mart Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show

Denver Merchandise Mart Complex , Denver CO

www.denvermart.com

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV KIDSHOW

Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas NV

www.spectrade.com

Louisville Gift Show

Paroquet Springs Center, Shepherdsville KY

NY NOW (formally New York International Gift Fair)

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

www.nyigf.com, www.glmshows.com The Off-Price Specialist Show

Sands Expo & Convention Center, Halls A & B, Las Vegas NV

www.offpriceshow.com

www.louisvillegiftshow.com

PGA Fall Expo

Memphis Gift & Jewelry Show - Fall

www.pgaexpo.com

www.helenbrett.com

Seattle Gift Show

MODA Las Vegas

www.seattlegiftshow.com

Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis TN

The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas NV

www.modalasvegas.com

FAME

MODA Manhattan

The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas NV

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA

St. Louis Gift Show

St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles MO

www.stlouisgiftshow.com

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

www.fameshows.com

www.modamanhattan.com

ENK Vegas

NACDS Pharmacy Technology Convention

TransWorld’s Schaumburg Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Mandalay, Las Vegas NV

Colorado Convention Center, Denver CO

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Schaumburg IL

www.enkshows.com/coterie

www.nacds.org

www.tweshows.com

Fort Lauderdale Gift Show

New Orleans Gift & Jewelry Show - Fall

TRENDZ

www.ftlauderdalegiftshow.com

www.helenbrett.com

www.trendzshow.com

Broward County Conv. Ctr., Ft. Lauderdale FL

New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans LA

Palm Beach County Conv. Center, West Palm Beach FL

SEPTEMBER 2014 ASD MIAMI Wholesale Expo

ASD NYC Wholesale Expo

Accessories The Show

www.asdonline.com/miami/index.shtml

www.asdonline.com/ny

www.accessoriestheshow.com

Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami FL

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Coterie

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

Norton’s Gatlinburg Gift & Variety Show

www.enkshows.com/coterie

www.glwshows.com

www.nortonshows.com

Javits Center, New York NY

Ramada Inn Mall of America Hotel, Minneapolis MN

Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg TN

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Imprinted Sportswear Show - Ft. Worth

OASIS Gift Show

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

Ft. Worth Convention Center, Ft. Worth TX

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ

www.issshows.com

www.oasis.org

FAME

International Lingerie Show

Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show

www.fameshows.com

www.wwinshow.com, www.spectrade.com

Dallas Market Center, Dallas TX

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Rio Hotel Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

Gatlinburg Apparel & Jewelry Market

Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show

www.nortonshows.com

www.urban-expo.com

Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg TN

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City NJ

www.phillycandyshow.com

San Antonio Wholesale Jewelry & Gift Show

San Antonio Event Center, San Antonio TX

www.parkertradeshow.com

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

MODA Manhattan

Surf Expo

www.glwshows.com

www.modamanhattan.com

www.dmgworldmedia.com, www.surfexpo.com

Holiday Inn Palo Verde/Holidome, Tucson AZ

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Orlando Convention Center, Orlando FL

OCTOBER 2014 Asia America Trade Show Miami

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

Jewelers International Showcase - JIS

www.acsshow.org

www.glwshows.com

www.jisshow.com

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami FL

Embassy Suites/Lovinia/Novi, Detroit MI

Dallas Apparel & Accessories

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

www.dallasmarketcenter.com

www.glwshows.com

Dallas Market Center, Dallas TX

Osceola Heritage Park , Orlando FL

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach FL

The NACS Show

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta GA

www.nacsonline.com

Galveston Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

Gulf Coast Gift Show

www.galvestongiftshow.com

www.urban-expo.com

TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A)

The Gathering

International iHobby Expo

Orlando FL

Schaumburg IL

www.tweshows.com

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

International Vision Expo West

www.glwshows.com

www.visionexpowest.com

Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston Island TX

www.urban-expo.com Asheville Civic Center, Asheville NC

Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort , Panama City FL

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont IL

www.ihobbyexpo.com

TRENDZ

Palm Beach County Conv. Center, West Palm Beach FL

The Sand Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

San Francisco Cash & Carry Show

Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show

JA International Special Delivery Show

www.glwshows.com

www.ja-newyork.com

Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield MA

www.trendzshow.com

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Concourse Exhibit Hall, San Francisco CA

www.weshows.com

NOVEMBER 2014 Gatlinburg Apparel & Jewelry Market

Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg TN

www.nortonshows.com

International Gift Exposition in The Smokies IGES & The Souvenir Super Show

Sevierville & Pigeon Forge TN

www.iges.us

International Jewelry Fair / General Merchandise Show - Fall

New Orleans LA, and Memphis TN

www.helenbrett.com

Norton’s Gatlinburg Gift & Variety Show

Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg TN

San Antonio Wholesale Jewelry & Gift Show

San Antonio Event Center, San Antonio TX

www.parkertradeshow.com SEMA /APEX Show

Sands Expo & Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV

www.aapexshow.com

www.nortonshows.com

The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show

Ocean City Resort Gift Expo

Smoky Mountain Fall Gift & Souvenir Show

www.glmshows.com, www.ihmrs.com

www.oceancitygiftshow.com

www.smokymtngiftshow.com

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York NY

Roland Powell Convention Center, Ocean City MD

Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg TN

DECEMBER 2014 Baton Rouge Jewelry & General Merchandise Show

TransWorld’s Schaumburg Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

www.helenbrett.com

www.tweshows.com

www.grandstrandgiftshow.com

Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge LA

Renaissance Schaumburg Conv. Center, Schaumburg IL

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach SC

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tradeshow feature ASD Vegas Sneak Peek THE ASD Las Vegas trade show, now in its 53rd year, will be held August 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 2,800 exhibitors and 45,000 attendees are expected to attend, says Karla Villalobos, audience marketing manager. August temperatures average over 100 degrees in the entertainment capital of the world, and the show is heating up in more ways than one. Villalobos shares some exciting news about the popular August event. • ASD Las Vegas show attendees will find a broad array of merchandise in six categories: Gift & Home, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry / Cash & Carry, Health & Beauty, Value & Variety, and Toys & Novelties. It all kicks off opening night with a party at the Hard Rock Café, where the band, Phoenix, will be performing. “They do a lot of 80s cover band music and are very popular,” Villalobos notes. “They performed at our 50th anniversary party and were a huge hit.”

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• New to ASD Las Vegas is SOURCEDIRECT, a comprehensive sourcing show. More than 250 manufacturers from countries such as China, India, Republic of Korea, Africa and Mexico will be displaying merchandise. “Exhibitors and bigger stores will benefit from SOURCEDIRECT because they can buy large quantities without traveling to China and other countries to get their products,” Villalobos explains. • ASD’s gourmet section continues to grow, she continues. “We launched it in March, and companies like ChocolatRouge and Russell Stover Candies did very well. For August we have even more gourmet companies, including Jelly Belly, which is huge.” • The Smoking Accessories side of the South Hall will be open for registration to facilitate an easy flow of foot traffic. The Smoking Accessories area


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has been remodeled to differentiate it from the Gift & Toy section of the floor, Villalobos adds. As a result of its dedication to detail and improvements, exhibitors return to the show year after year. • J.R. Palacios, a family business that wholesales hats, leather belts, buckles and other western accessories, has been attending the ASD trade show since the late 1980s. “Our presence at the show makes a lot of customers aware of our products,” states Jesus Palacios, marketing manager. “It is always a successful show for us, whether we get new customers or meet existing ones. Every year it seems we do more and more business at the show. Even when the recession hit, we were as successful as any other year. The show seems to be recession proof.”

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tradeshow feature ASD Vegas Sneak Peek continued from page 79 the show. • SJT Enterprises, a wholesaler of novelty and giftware items, has been attending ASD Las Vegas for 20 years. “The show is a good place to connect with existing customers and put a face with a voice,” says Tim Smith, owner. “We also enjoy the opportunity to meet prospective buyers. Of the eight or nine shows we attend each year, the ASD shows are the biggest.” One of SJT Enterprises’ best-selling product lines is its wooden decorative plaques, and the company will be introducing new plaques at ASD. “They are more upscale, yet very affordable,” Smith points out. They feature animals, sports and clever sayings. “We are also introducing several styles of contemporary art, including a line of panoramic city skylines. We are partnering with a well-known photographer who has photos of many recognizable cities, such as Chicago, Miami and

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Las Vegas.” SJT Enterprises will be offering free shipping and additional discounts at the show. The company can be found at booth #SL1003. • First Card Company, a manufacturer of plastic and paperboard display cards, string tags, folding boxes, labels and other packaging solutions for the fashion accessory industry, has been exhibiting at ASD Las Vegas for nearly a decade. “It is a little more exciting each time we go,” Joe Brooks, general manager, remarks. “We attend because we get to see a lot of people that we would not normally see, being that our company is in Rhode Island. People come from all over the world to attend the show. It is easy to get to.” First Card will be offering several items,


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making fun and fantastic quality team gear for the next generation of fans.” Creative Knitwear’s extensive line of licensed products includes headwear, footwear, blankets, shirts, mini cheerleader bodysuits and outerwear. The company’s diaper bag, designed by Marks, comes with an oversized changing pad. “I kept it simple so both mothers and dads would proudly carry it. It also makes a great tote bag.” The diaper/tote bag is available in various team color combinations. It wholesales for $22, and like all the company’s products, usually sells at keystone. The firm’s minimum order is $100, the merchandise is machine washable, and the colors stay vibrant, Marks points out. “Our products are made of buttery soft fabrics, and they offer the quality that mothers and dads look for. We put a lot of attention into the details, and we are always introducing new products. We have some new, exciting things coming out soon.” Retailers interested in carrying Creative Knitwear’s products are invited to contact Neal Marks, sales manager. “He is very knowledgeable and knows what works well in different stores and markets,” Phyllis Marks continued on page 88

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feature Top Licensed Products continued from page 88 Handbag Program display rack. It includes 36 phone wallets, 36 pursepluses, 12 travelers, six totes and six lunch bags. “The assortment is a great way for retailers to show the entire line and generate interest,” Muraco assures. Merchants can mix and match whatever teams they like, in three-piece combinations. The unit wholesales for around $1,000, and markup is 60 percent or more. Charm 14 is dedicated to quality, and all logos are embroidered. The company has a huge inventory in stock and ships within 24 to 48 hours of receiving an order. The minimum order is $200 for new customers and $100 for existing customers, but Muraco says he will work with buyers so they have what they need. Charm 14 is also continuing to develop new products. “We are a bag company. It is something we do well, and we develop the line as we hear requests from consumers.” Sportula Products offers a line of licensed sports and enthusiast based heavy-duty stainless steel grilling tools

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Ordering highlights To further accommodate buyers, Topper has bi-weekly specials. “As an example, I’ve just reduced some Jordache earrings. We have many thousands in stock, and sell them in packages of 860 earrings. In reality, buyers get over a thousand earrings, because some cards contain four earrings. We have reduced them to $.23 per card, and they retail for $2 to $6 each.”

With more than 50 years of business experience, having launched his first shop in England in 1960, Topper has the knowledge to help retailers and wholesalers succeed. “We are very personable and we want to help,” Topper shares. “Both my son, Adam, who is vice president, and I will talk to anybody. If there is a problem with the goods, I will issue a refund. If someone is just starting a business, we are absolutely ideal,” Topper remarks. “In general, we do not have a minimum order. Buyers can spend $10 or $100,000.” Orders can be placed by phone or online, and prices are shown on the company website. Topper Liquidators accepts all credit cards and PayPal, and will ship to any country in the world. Buyers are invited to visit the warehouse, conveniently located off Interstate 95 in south Florida. ■

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closeouts/liquidations Dixieland Sales: Brand Name Closeout Source DIXIELAND SALES Inc. (DSI) distributes closeouts and offers around 5,000 items, with new products always available. Launched in 1972, DSI’s vast product line includes groceries, tools and hardware, knives, lawn and garden, cookware, gifts and novelties, collegiate items and seasonal goods. All merchandise is new, featuring many brand names such as Good Year, Hershey and Kleenex.

Best selling products “The tool business is good,î notes Matthew Clouser, president. ìHammers, screwdrivers and pliers are big sellers now,” he explains, since many people are fixing their own things and caring for their homes themselves, instead of hiring others. Retailers who

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Why choose Dixieland? DSI sells its products to a variety of buyers, including flea marketers, convenience stores and convenience store wholesale houses. “The flea market business is good in the South, and many of our customers are vendors,” Clouser points out. “There are a lot of mom and pop wholesale houses in the more rural communities in the South. They buy from us and sell to their local stores and flea marketers.” continued on page 104


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Ordering highlights Buyers can make purchases online or at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warehouse. When ordering on the website, there is a $100 minimum order, and goods are sold by the case. In store, there is no minimum order and the company will break cases. â&#x2013; 

Dixieland Sales Inc. 1307 Buford St., Huntsville, AL 35801 Toll Free: 800-332-3690 Email: sales@dixielandsales.com Website: www.dixielandsales.com


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marketing Emerging Technologies Combat Retail Theft ORGANIZED RETAIL crime (ORC), shoplifting and employee theft are growing concerns among merchants, but emerging tools offer retailers some security in protecting their bottom lines from loss. Retail Systems Research (RSR) says retailers are at risk of being rendered irrelevant if they are unable to keep up with this new technology. According to the National Retail Security Survey, shrink cost retailers more than $34 billion each year, with shoplifting accounting for over one-third of losses and employee theft making up a heft y 43.9 percent, or just over $15 billion. There is growing evidence that retailers are increasing their focus and spending on loss prevention technologies to prevent theft and drive down shrink rates. Some examples of the technologies currently being used to fight theft include video surveillance and video analytics and monitoring, RFID, electronic article surveillance (EAS) and intrusion detection.

Video captures customer and employee activity Networked video, for example, can send and receive data via the IP network, so images can be accessed anywhere, any time. They can be shared with management, team members or law enforcement agents, enabling immediate response to issues. Place them at the point of sale and throughout the store to monitor customer as well as employee activity. While it is common practice to keep high-value items behind glass, out of reach or in unwieldy pack114

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aging, this can be frustrating for shoppers and often leads to abandoned purchases. Shelf-mounted cameras, however, are a highly effective alternative in areas with high-risk products that are often targeted by shoplifters and ORC groups. Small and versatile, they can be placed where thieves can see them so they know they are being watched. If this fails to deter would-be shoplifters, the cameras provide clear images and face shots.

A strong employee presence supplements technology As helpful as advancements in technology can be, however, it is often true that the most traditional methods are also effective. Tasking more employees with maintaining a physical presence on the floor can reduce the need for protective devices to deter theft. Not only does this enhance the customer experience, it increases thievesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; awareness that their activities are being observed. This, in combination with investments in security technologies, can help reduce incidents of theft and loss. In the coming days, retailers must adapt or risk falling behind their competitors who embrace technology to strengthen their bottom lines. As a bonus, they can enhance the customer experience and increase sales. â&#x2013;  Andrew Wren is CEO of Wren Solutions, a loss prevention technology provider helping leading retailers reduce loss and increase profits. Wren is responsible for corporate and product strategy, leveraging his more than two decades of security technology expertise. To learn more about Wren Solutions, visit www.wrensolutions.com.


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ALIZ INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Licensed Marilyn, Audrey, Elvis, Betty Boop, Bettie Page, I Love Lucy Collection. Trendy Fashion Handbags & More! 407-438-8816 www.alizbags.com

J.R. PALACIOS WESTERN PRODUCTS

Western hats, belts, buckles and accessories like leather whips and cell phone pouches. Mexican apparel, arts, crafts, bajas and blankets. Huge selection of great western accessories and Mexican party goods. 1-800-441-8268 www.jrpalacios.com www.mexicangoods.net

WOWBACON速

Microwave Bacon Cooker. Cook the perfect bacon. You can now enjoy the delicious taste of Freshly Broiled Bacon every time, without the messy splatter that can burn you and soil your range. 514-670-1717 www.WowBacon.com

TSUEN MAY TRADING

Incense, religious articles...and much more! Minimum order: $100 305-593-0888 www.wholesalecentral.com/TsuenMayTrading

BELLA JOIAS EAST WEST TRADING CORP

Lucienne brand lighters. Lighters and smoking accessories, flasks and much more... 1-800-621-3635 773-930-3159 www.fujimausa.com

ULTRAVIOLET

Your one stop wholesale source, stocking everything ultraviolet, blacklight reactive and photoluminescent. Wholesale pricing - great profits! Great flea market seller. Items just waiting to come to life! 1-866-608-6432 www.uvdist.com

Elegant collections of rose gold, rhodium & gold. Wholesale only. We have a fantastic selection of 18 karat gold filled jewelry, which assures its durability and quality. Each piece was carefully selected to satisfy and meet all of your expectations. 305-326-7996 www.BellaJoiasMiami.com

SIMPLY SOUTHERN TEES

We are the leading producer of charming t-shirts and innovative gift products. We can help you maximize your sales to these loyal customers. 336-274-7889 www.simplysoutherntees.com

IQ MASSAGER KALAN

Plastic Cups. Huge Variety. Plus Floor Display. 1-800-345-8138 www.kalanlp.com

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ZIVA GEM BIG MOUTH TOYS

We design, create and manufacture an outrageous line of products. High quality novelty items. 1-800-592-0293 www.BigMouthToys.com

Exquisite cubic zirconia designs in a variety of Settings from plated to sterling to 14k gold. Top quality cz line of stud earrings available in every size shape & color. The stones are set in every metal from plated base metal to sterling silver & 14kt gold. 646-416-5828 www.zivagem.com

ISLAND DOGS

Trendy and Unique Novelties, Gags & Gifts. Giant Sized 22 OZ Mugs. 1-877-810-5007 www.IslandDogs.com

KAY BOTIQUE LLC REIKO WIRELESS ACCESSORIES

Manufacturer & importer of cellular and iPod accessories, such as cyber cases, universal pouches, belt holsters, car & home chargers, handsfree, data cable, iPod speakers and more. 1-888-797-3456 www.ReikoWireless.com

Hair accessory wholesale supply store. Great selection of quality wholesale hair bows, hair clips, headbands, kufi hats, waffle hats, embellishments, tutus, wings, stem less flower heads, photo props, special occasions and so much more. 406-222-4853 www.wholesalegirls.com

NOVELTY GIFT COMPANY

Quickly becoming the #1 gift source across the country. Dedicated to bringing the best service, competitive pricing, and packaging that POPS! Our product is key to growing your bottom line! 1-800-648-4818 www.noveltytoys.com

WATCH WHOLESALERS

Wholesale pricing on name brand designer watches 800-580-4608 www.watchwholesalers.com

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Perfect Gift for your iPad or Macbook obsessed. Unique accessory you won’t find anywhere else. 1-800-701-8478 www.GoTabletStore.com

Wholesale company specializing in fabric closeouts and general merchandise closeouts at discounted prices. Please contact us frequently for an update of our closeout items. 864-846-8200 www.phoenixofanderson.com

GALAN ENTERPRISES DWK CORPORATION

Offers hundreds of exclusive and uniquely designed figurines. Our pieces span a broad range of themes and are offered to wholesale businesses large and small. 1-888-886-2568 www.dwkcorp.com

NOSTALGIC IMAGES

Extendable BBQ fork with reverse forks for added safety. 419-784-1728 www.nostalgicimages.com

Manufacturer and distributor of unique gifts and souvenirs. Products include Celebrity ID cards, embossed lightweight aluminum street, arrow and parking Signs. Custom orders are always welcome. 800-735-7757 www.mygalan.com

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tradeshow calendar JULY 2013 JUL 8-10, July 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.

JUL 8-10, Midwest Market Days Chicago Regent Showroom, 8999 Palmer St. - River Grove, IL

Retail Tobacco Dealers of America, 12 Galloway Ave., Ste. 1B, Cockeysville, MD 21030. Telephone: 410-628-1674; Fax: 410-628-1679; Email: info@ipcpr.org; Website: www.ipcpr.org.

JUL 16-23, LA Gift & Home Accessories Market California Market Center - Los Angeles, CA The premier marketplace for the latest gift, accessories, and home decor trends in L.A. With thousands of exclusive lifestyle showroom collections and temporary exhibitors conveniently located under one roof, the landmark California Market Center (CMC) is the essential discovery zone for retailers sourcing bright, saleable gift, home, and accessories product in Los Angeles. 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.

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.

JUL 18-21, TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A) Summer

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Merchandise Mart - Chicago, IL

Hipodromo de las Americas - Mexico City, MX Automotive supplies and care products - automotive replacement parts - OEM parts on road support and rescue organization storage, construction - automotive parts - accessories, turning parts, specialty gear, performance lines, high-line add-on components for personalization - service for the automotive trade-environment protection, recycling, waste disposal - workshop and service equipment. equipment and systems for automotive painting, corrosion protection and body repair - full line of remanufactured parts, cores and components. For further information: Messe Frankfurt, Inc. ASA, CIPH, PHCC, RPA, 1600 Parkwood Circle, Ste. 515., Atlanta, GA 30339. Telephone: 770-984-8016; Fax: 770-984-8023; Email: info@usa.messefrankfurt.com; Website: www.usa.messefrankfurt.com.

JUL 10-17, Atlanta Int’l Gift & Home Furnishings Market AmericasMart*Atlanta - Atlanta, GA This Show features manufacturers, representatives, wholesalers and distributors of gifts, decorative accessories, collectibles, stationery & related gifts, souvenirs, resort gifts, gourmet food & specialty food products, European gifts, glassware & tabletop products, handcrafted gifts & home accessories, designer gifts & home accents, floral products, seasonal items, books, pet products, garden products and accessories, furniture, fine linens and more. For further information: Mary Ellen Jackson, AmericasMart Atlanta, 240 Peachtree St. N.W., Ste. 2200, Atlanta, GA 30303. Telephone: 404-220-2234; Fax: 404-220-2299; Email: mjackson@ americasmart.com; Website: www.americasmart.com.

JUL 12-14, Gem & 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.

JUL 12-14, Great American Gem Show - InterGem San Mateo County Event 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.

JUL 13-17, Retail Tobacco Dealers of America Show Sands Expo Center - Las Vegas, NV This is a annual trade show for the benefit of association members selling premium tobacco products including cigars, pipes and gift items. NOT open to the public. For further information: Ira Fader - Executive Director,

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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Rosemont, IL Show features all types of jewelry including gold, platinum, silver, diamonds and gemstones. Fashion including sportswear, furs, leather apparel and neckwear. Accessories such as belts, scarves, handbags, sunglasses, wallets, watches and eye wear. Home decor including giftware, cookware, housewares and gourmet food. Pre-registration is FREE. Onsite registration is $5. For further information: TransWorld Exhibits, Inc., 1850 Oak St., Northfield, IL 60093. Telephone: 847-446-8434, 800-323-5462; Fax: 847-446-3523; Email: info@tweshows.com; Website: www.tweshows.com.

JUL 18-24, Beckman Handcrafted Show Chicago Handcrafted gift and artisan products at wholesale prices. For further information: Sara Hall, Buyer Relations Manager, Chicago Merchandise Mart, 200 World Trade Center, Ste. 470, Chicago, IL 60654. Telephone: 312-527-6448; Fax: 312-379-6033; Email: shall@mmart.com; Website: www.beckmans.com.

JUL 27-30, Orlando Gift Show Orange County Convention Center - Orlando, FL The Orlando Gift Show features hundreds of exhibiting companies, including leading Southeastern sales representatives and top manufacturers, showcasing items in virtually every product category, including general giftware, home and garden accents, gourmet gifts, party and paper goods, tabletop, holiday / Seasonal, collectibles, souvenir / resort merchandise, stationery, bed, bath and linen and more. For further information: Kathy Smart, Orlando Gift Show Director, Urban Expositions, 1690 Roberts Blvd, Suite 111, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Telephone: 678-285-3976; Fax: 678-285-7469; Email: ksmart@urban-expo.com; Website: www.orlandogiftshow.com.

JUL 27-30, San Francisco International Gift Fair The Moscone Convention Center - San Francisco, CA This Fair is a semiannual event with 16 product categories which feature general giftware, tabletop, housewares, decorative and personal accessories, museum gifts, ethnic, traditional, country and contemporary crafts, souvenir items, stationery, contemporary design products, juvenile products and garden accessories and floral products. It attracts specialty and department stores, gift shops, jewelry stores, interior designers, importers and distributors of home products, mail order catalogs, museums and galleries, stationery stores, gourmet shops, juvenile stores and craft retailers. For further information: Cece Lee, Urban Expositions, 1690 Roberts Blvd, Suite 111, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Telephone: 678-285-3976; Fax: 678-285-7469; Email: clee@urban-expo.com; Website: www.sfigf.com.

JUL 27-31, Independent Jewelers Organization Gaylord National Harbor Hotel - Washington, DC Elite group of retailers hand-selected for membership in the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO). IJO is an organization which only accepts jewelers with the highest ethical standards and superior professional integrity. IJO provides marketing and educational opportunities to over 1,000 members worldwide. For further information: Independent Jewelers Organization, 25 Seir Hill Road, Norwalk, CT 06850. Telephone: 800-624-9252, 203-846-4215; Fax: 203-846-8571; Email: ijo@ijo.com; Website: www.ijo.com.

JUL 19-21, Oklahoma City Summer Gem, Jewelry Show Oklahoma City Fairgrounds - Oklahoma, OK Wholesale/retail trade shows that are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC featuring fine jewelers, fashion jewelers, beads, beading suppliers, and more. Buyers can shop with confidence where they’ll find a great variety of products with the finest quality at the lowest prices. Take advantage of additional savings, by joining our mailing list below to receive exhibitor discount coupons, admission discounts, and advanced show notices for the shows of your choice! It’s not just a shwo...It’s a Great Experience! For further information: AKS Gem Shows, 4532 Kawanee Ave., Metairie, LA 70006. Telephone: 866-AKS-SHOW, 504-455-6101; Fax: 504-455-6157; Email: info@aksshow.com; Website: www.aksshow.com.

JUL 21-24, Philadelphia Gift Show Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks - Oaks, PA The Philadelphia Gift Show provides retailers from the midatlantic and Tri-state regions an expansive product selection more than 1300 booths showcasing thousands of lines from national manufacturers and leading regional sales representatives in a hassle-free environment. With the debut of the Philadelphia International Handcrafted Expo, the July event will feature more new resources than ever before. It’s convenient suburban Philadelphia location makes it easily accessible and affordable for its large drive-in audience. For further information: Shelly Fulghum, Urban Expositions, 1690 Roberts Blvd, Ste 111, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Telephone: 678-285-3976; Fax: 678-285-7469; Email: sfulghum@ urban-expo.com; Website: www.philadelphiagiftshow.com.

JUL 25-28, Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show Watauga Festival Center - Franklin, 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 39071-0098. Telephone: 601-879-8832; Fax: 601-879-3282; Email: info@glwshows.com; Website: www.glwshows.com.

JUL 26-28, Pittsburgh Gift Show Monroeville Convention Center - Monroeville, PA Wholesale show (to trade only) featuring gifts, souvenirs, housewares, floral, baby & children’s goods, jewelry, stationary etc. NEW this year: Cash & Carry section. For further information: Patti Cartwright, Show Manager, Coral Productions, Inc., 100 Bickford St., Rochester, NY 14606. Telephone: 585-254-2580 ext. 231, 800-997-GIFT; Fax: 585-458-1511; Email: giftshows@coralproductions.com; Website: www.pittsburghgiftshow.com, www.westernnewyorkgiftshow.com.

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AUGUST 2013 AUG 1-2, Salt Lake Wholesale Gift & Home Accessory Show Southtown Expo Center - Sandy, UT Since 1954, the Salt Lake Gift Show has been the premier gift and home accessory show in the intermountain west. These Semi-Annual events are open to retail store owners, corporate buyers and premium buyers. This wholesale, order taking market features gifts, souvenirs, seasonal, stationery, jewelry, home decor, floral, furniture, imports, apparel, gourmet food, novelty and more. For further information: Kerry Dixon, Progressive Exhibitors, Inc., P.O. Box 902008, Sandy, UT 84090. Telephone: 801-782-7771; Fax: 801-999-7000; Email: info@saltlakegiftshow.com; Website: www.saltlakegiftshow.com.

AUG 1-4, Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary Trade Show Pinebridge Executive Inn - Spruce Pine, 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 39071-0098. Telephone: 601-879-8832; Fax: 601-879-3282; Email: info@glwshows.com; Website: www.glwshows.com.

AUG 2-4, ACC Craft Fair - San Francisco Fort Mason Center - San Francisco, CA The largest juried indoor craft show in the nation will feature many of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home decor artists. Now in its 36th year, this American Craft Council show is a must-attend event. For further information: Kristen Powell, American Craft Council, 1224 Marshall St. NE #200, Mineapolis, MN 554131089. Telephone: 612-206-3100; Fax: 612-355-2330; Email: Kpowell@craftcouncil.org; Website: www.craftcouncil.org.

AUG 3-4, Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Shows Event Sharonville Conv. Center - North Hall - Cincinnati, OH This show is open to the public for both Retail & Wholesale Purchases. Bring copies of your State Tax ID Form to receive Wholesale Pricing. For further information: Intergalactic Bead & Jewelery Shows Inc. / J & J Promotions L.L.C., 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Suite 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. Telephone: 888-729-6904, 678-924-0818 ext. 100; Fax: 678-924-0819; Email: maddox@beadshows.com; Website: www.beadshows.com.

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tradeshow calendar AUGUST continued from page 118 AUG 3-5, Biloxi Mississippi Wholesale Gift Show Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum - Biloxi, MS Buyers attending the Biloxi Wholesale Gift Show will be amazed at the huge selection of new and trendy merchandise including Holiday, home décor, tabletop, collegiate, souvenirs, gourmet, jewelry, apparel, floral, gift wrap and much more. Buyers will love the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Visitors can enjoy beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, delicious local seafood and 24-hour gaming at one of the coast’s casino resorts. Have a little fun while taking care of business too! Market hours are Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Biloxi Gift Show is strictly a wholesale market, open to qualified retailers only. A retail sales tax permit and additional credentials are required. For more information, contact Pam Haskin at Wholesale Markets, Inc., PO Box 56, Piedmont, OK 73078, tel: 1-800951-1994, e-mail info@wmigiftshows.com website www.wmigiftshows. com. For further information: Pam Haskin, Wholesale Markets Inc., P.O. Box 56, Piedmont, OK 73078. Telephone: 800-951-1994, 405-373-2020; Fax: 405-373-2193; Email: info@wmigiftshows.com; Website: www.wmigiftshows.com.

AUG 4-6, FAME Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - New York, NY The premier venue for Junior and Young Contemporary fashion apparel. In addition, showcases the largest selection of footwear in one location. Takes place in New York and runs concurrently with AccessoriesTheShow and Moda Manhattan. For further information: Kim Synnott, Business Journals, Inc., 50 Day St., Norwalk, CT 06854. Telephone: 866-696-6020, 212-710-7439; Fax: 203-838-5028; Email: kims@busjour.com; Website: www.fameshows.com.

AUG 4-6, MODA Manhattan Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - New York, NY An upscale trade event providing a concise mix of carefully juried RTW for the Modern Contemporary retailer. Features fashion resources ranging in apparel from every category possible. Takes place in New York and runs concurrently with AccessoriesTheShow and Fame. For further information: Dee Gratz Jones, Business Journals, Inc., 50 Day St., Norwalk, CT 06854. Telephone: 866-696-6020, 212-710-7441; Fax: 203-838-5028; Email: deej@busjour.com; Website: www.modamanhattan.com.

AUG 4-7, ASD Las Vegas Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV Since 1961, ASD has grown into one of the nation’s largest merchandise trade events in the industry, with over 2800 exhibitors & 45,000 retailers from all over the world attending the bi-annual event, held in March & August. ASD is a robust and growing marketplace that brings together the world’s widest variety of merchandise from more than 2,800 vendors in one efficient, consumer-products tradeshow. Here buyers from every retail and distribution channel can find what they need for their core markets plus discover new product categories and unique suppliers to diversify and freshen their merchandise mix, boost impulse and point-of-purchase sales––and increase profits. ASD showcases the following merchandise categories: Gift & Home; Fashion Accessories; Jewelry / Cash & Carry; Health & Beauty; Toys & Novelty; General Merchandise; Closeouts & Liquidations. ASD buyers come from all over the world and represent nearly every type of retail channel, large and small. ASD’s draws the widest variety of buyers including: specialty gift shops, drug stores, convenience stores, college & university gift stores, florists, grocery stores, hardware stores, luggage stores, party and paper stores, hotel/casino/cruise lines, souvenir stores, tattoo salons, hair salons, thrift stores, toy and hobby stores jewelry stores and general stores, just to name a few. For further information: Joceline Arnold, Buyer Relations Manager, Nielsen Business Media, 6255 Sunset Blvd., 19th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Telephone: 1-800-748-5058, 323-817-1993; Fax: 310-481-1924; Email: joceline.arnold@nielsen.com; Website: www.asdonline.com.

AUG 8-11, Arkansas Jewelers Association Annual Convention Doubletree Hotel - Little Rock, AR Our annual convention is open to the retail members of the association as well as to the Arkansas Travelers (manufacturers representatives). The convention includes educational and motivational seminars targeting both sales and bench- related subjects. The Presidents Dinner and Dance is the highlight of the convention. Awards are presented to winners of the Design Competitions, Arkansas Jeweler of the Year and Arkansas Traveler of the Year. For further information: Janisue Rigel, Arkansas Jewelers Association, 2111 East Settlers Way, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Telephone: 972-743-5406; Fax: 281-298-1732; Email: arkjlrsassn@aol.com; Website: www.arkansasjewelers.com.

AUG 8-11, 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.

AUG 9-11, Annual North Georgia Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center - Dalton, GA This unique show features jewelry makers, gold and silversmiths from

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all over the United States that can size, reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer selected gems, stones, opals and crystals on the spot. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, fossil and mineral dealers will be featured as part of the show. The dealers are hand picked for the quality of their work. Hourly door prizes. Grand Prize (A Gold Ring/with a precious stone) to be awarded on Sunday evening. You do not have to be present to win the Grand Prize. For further information: Van Wimmer, Show Director, Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153. Telephone: 540-384-6047; Email: van@toteshows.com; Website: www.toteshows.com.

AUG 9-11, Great American Gem Show - InterGem Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Chicago, IL 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.

AUG 10-12, 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.

AUG 10-13, Atlanta Jewelry Show Cobb Galleria - Atlanta, GA Fine Jewelry Trade Show Open to the Trade Only. For further information: Carol Young, Southern Jewelry Travelers Association, 4 Executive Park Dr., Ste. 1202, Atlanta, GA 30329. Telephone: 800-241-0399, 404-6343434; Fax: 404-634-4663; Email: info@atlantajewelryshow.com; Website: www.atlantajewelryshow.com.

AUG 10-14, ACE It Mid-Year Education Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA Our Conference is designed for the professional gem and jewelry appraiser and like-minded professionals with similar goals and related business challenges. Attendance at NAJA’s ACE© It Educational Conferences is a perfect opportunity to increase your skills, learn new information and experience a peerless networking opportunity. Experts from the trade and trade press share their areas of expertise to further your understanding. For further information: Gail Brett Levine, GG, Executive Director, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, P.O. Box 18, Rego Park, NY 11374-0018. Telephone: 718-896-1536; Fax: 718-997-9057; Email: office@najaappraisers.com; Website: www.najaappraisers.com.

AUG 11-12, St. Louis Gift Show St. Charles Convention Center - St. Charles, MO St. Louis Gift Show is one of the oldest wholesale order writing and cash & carry shows in the country. Over 200 lines of merchandise, hundreds of items. Free Parking, Online registration. Including giftware, gourmet foods, jewelry, watches, hospital gift shop items, gift baskets, floral, candles, purses, candy, scarves, packaging, and seasonal items. For further information: Larry Harris, Rich Lisner, Rosehill Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 17112, Cincinnati, OH 45217. Telephone: 513-861-1139; Fax: 513-861-1557; Email: lpharris42@hotmail.com, ril4200@hotmail.com, info@stlouisgiftshow.com; Website: www.stlouisgiftshow.com.

AUG 12-14, Los Angeles Shoe Show California Market Center - Los Angeles, CA Showcases hundreds of premier footwear collections from burgeoning labels and established brands. 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.

AUG 16, The Heritage Cash & Carry Wholesale Market The 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.

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