Midwest Market Days: Stress-Free Buying

midwest market

Retailers from all over the region flock to Chicago for the pleasant service and unbeatable products at Midwest Market Days® order-writing trade shows.

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International Gift Expo in the Smokies®


From the shores of Malibu to the snow-capped mountaintops of the Rockies and every destination in between, the latest souvenir trends are all featured at the International Gift Expo in the Smokies® (IGES)

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Tricks of the Trade: IGES Returns for 18th Show in the Smokies


Founded in 2001, IGES is an annual gift show in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, TN.

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Summer Souvenir Sellers

Summer Souvenirs

The summer season means vacations, traveling, and family outings. For retailers, a shift in consumers means a shift in sales strategy.

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Top Trends from Toy Fair New York

Toy Fair

The Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) 114th North American International Toy Fair brought 31,133 global play lovers to New York City February 18th – 21st, 2017.

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Safari Ltd. Miniatures Bring Ideas to Life

Wholesale Toys from Safari Ltd.

Safari Ltd., maker of miniature figures, releases around 70 new figures a year and offers more than a thousand in all. Where in the world do they come up with all those ideas? “We get many suggestions from letters and emails,” says Matthew Mullan, social media specialist. “People comment on Facebook and Instagram. You name it.”

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Down on the Farm


Trippies’ polyresin giftware and Opportunity Buys’ large variety of general merchandise are a perfect complement to one another.

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3D Wall Art


Doubling in size each year since its inception, the factory direct wholesaler, 3D Art, now offers a full line of 3D Decorator and Christian Art.

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Immortals Weaponry Replicas


Sure to draw attention from all ages is the new line of weaponry, the Immortals licensed collection, inspired by the recently released movie.

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Samurai Sword Umbrellas


A study of the Northeast Cutlery Collectors Association, as well as the other handful of cutlery clubs and organizations in the U.S., reveals an extensive and passionate community of collectors. California based, Pacific Solution Marketing, Inc., has been supplying this growing community since the mid 1990s with its collector and cutlery items. Initially popular among […]