2010 Business Leaders Forecast

The global recession that officially began late in 2007, the worst since the Great Depression, is finally loosening its ugly grip on the economy. In recent interviews with key wholesalers, the overwhelming verdict was that 2010 looks strong for independent retailers, wholesalers, distributors and closeout buyers. Although most of those interviewed were uncertain if Washington, […]

2010 Consumer Electronics Show Comes to Las Vegas


Starting Jan. 7 and continuing through Sunday, the Consumer Electronics Association is bringing the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show to Las Vegas.

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LSI Honored for Growth

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Liquidity Services was recognized recently by The Washington Business Journal as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Greater Washington.

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Home Depot's New Gift Card

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Home Depot has launched a new gift card program that allows shoppers to personalize gift cards online.

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Philly Lures Retailers


Eager to attract retailers, the Philadelphia Marketing Alliance has launched a program to tout the benefits to opening stores in Philadelphia.

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Refund Saves Jobs

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the $10 billion business tax refund in the recent unemployment bill will help save retail jobs. The legislation will bring recession plagued retailers and other businesses more than $10 billion in badly needed cash by lengthening the period during which they can “carry back” current losses, to claim […]

UPS Adds Web Printing Service


The UPS Store chain has launched an Internet service that lets customers design brochures, posters and other materials online, and then have them printed and prepared for pickup at a local UPS Store.

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Closeout Central Partners with TMC

CloseoutCentral.com has been selected as the official wholesale directory of the Transworld Merchandise Center. Closeout Central, established by Sumner Communications Inc. in 1996, is the Internet’s oldest and most respected closeout directory. It is the sister site to the number one Alexa ranked wholesale web directory, WholesaleCentral.com, which draws the largest and most diverse audience […]

Toys ‘R’ Us Opens Pop Ups

Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. has announced it will set up 350 temporary stores and toy boutiques during the holiday season.

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Martha Partners with Home Depot

The Martha Stewart Living brand of home improvement products is heading for Home Depot. The products will be in select categories, including Outdoor Living, Home Organization and Home Decor. “Our partnership with Martha Stewart is a natural fit. For years, both organizations have been the go to destination for consumers seeking ideas and information regarding […]