Online Buying: E-retailers Stand 10 Million Strong


An infographic analysis of data from several sources reveals strengthening in the e-commerce marketplace.

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Good News: Retail Sales Up Strongly


The Commerce Dept. reports strong sales of clothing, gasoline, fueling hopes that brighter days are ahead.

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Sales Up as Shoppers Hunt for Tax-Free Bargains

Local retailers in Texas and Connecticut saw a jump in activity as the states rolled out annual tax-free shopping events. In Texas, this past weekend was tax-free on numerous clothing, footwear and school supplies priced under $100. “We’ve had lots of sales and specials and reductions to go with the tax-free holiday,” one retailer said. […]

A Taste for Tye Dye


MDM International was started in the mid 1990s by Mark Herman, but when he passed away a little over a year ago, his son-in-law, Marc Ruggieri, stepped in.

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Frugal Fatigue

Here is some good news for independent retailers who sell apparel. According to The NPD Group, Inc. (, a market research company headquartered in Port Washington, NY, the U.S. apparel market, while in negative territory for 2009, showed signs of coming back to life as the year ended. Between frugal fatigue and pent up demand, […]

Apparel Trends and Bargains


Hot fashion trends, designer names and designer logos may capture the heart of the fashion conscious buyer in 2010, but an equally strong pull will continue to be the tug of tight purse strings, as unemployment lingers uneasily at over 10 percent nationwide and family budgets stay tight. But what seems to be boding well […]

Cowboy Up with Authentic Western Products

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Looking to add some country/western flavor to your product lineup? J.R. Palacios Enterprises has you covered.

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Blinking T-shirts

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AGA WHOLESALE introduces, P-qualizer voice activated T-shirts, in a choice of 30 different designs that light up and blink when a sound is made. They operate on two AA batteries, which fit into a special pocket on the inside of the shirt. There is an on/off switch, so the wearer can control when the lights […]

Fluid Foil Skull Designs


APPAREL CANDY has introduced a women’s T-shirt design, #4282, that features very elaborate, stylized graphics with a skull as the central focus. The artwork is rendered in a shiny foil finish that highlights and enhances the fluidity of the design, under which, “Legends,” is written. The T-shirt comes in a choice of seven colors: lime, […]

Cozy Up in Style


ALL FUN GIFTS introduces Cozy, a garment that resembles a cross between a robe and a blanket with sleeves, and is made of fleece. Cozy comes in a choice of 13 different designs, based overwhelmingly on popular groups or themes. One size fits all, and Cozy is designed for comfort. There is no zipper, and […]