This past year has brought many new products and trends that captured the hearts of consumers. Overall, the US has seen booming retail sales for 2019 thus far. We saw a small dip in April where sales slipped 0.2 percent which caused some concerns, but the spring and summer months have brought money and good vibes back into the retail industry. Since May, retail sales have been keeping a nice upward climb and rising from months prior. With the holiday season approaching, we can expect the industry to keep this steady increase alive.
Certain products have been more popular than others throughout 2019. Categories such as shapewear, pet products, athleisure and minimalism have found permanent spots on retail shelves and consumers can’t get enough. Independent Retailer took a look and sought out the products that truly seemed to shine above the rest, so here is our list of the top 2019 products of the year:
Wireless Headphones from CROV
Designed to be used for sports, driving and biking, these wireless headphones are super comfortable and even support hands-free calls. They come in black, white and red and are sweat-proof for the ultimate performance while at the gym or playing a sport.
Ecosmart Animal Pendants from Kalan LP
Kalan offers beautiful animal-themed jewelry pendants that come in a variety of styles. The pendants can be added to necklaces or bracelets to complete any look.
Rhinestone Tumblers from Foxyware
Foxyware has come out with a brand new line of rhinestone tumblers that truly outshines the rest. The tumbler and travel mug category is huge for any retailer and Foxyware is the first company that wholesales totally rhinestone-emblazoned tumblers or travel mugs. These 20oz tumblers can be produced with your logo or destination and retail for $39.95.
MADE IN USA
Walking Sticks from Whistle Creek
Whistle Creek is the nation’s number one crafter of natural hardwood canes and hiking sticks. Each natural hiking stick and hardwood cane is sustainably hand-picked from American forests. All 100% handmade in the USA. Display stands are also available.
Wrapsody Collection from Jack and Missy
This beautiful collection of versatile knit pieces are perfect for the coming winter months. Featuring six different styles, each wrap comfortably fits over the shoulders, making it the finishing touch to any outfit. Each piece has choice features including fringe, pockets and reversibility.
Jack & Missy
Wooden Plaques from SJT Enterprises
Known for their wide selection of wooden signs, SJT Enterprises recently launched their new Year In History wooden plaques that are a perfect addition to any store. Each 5” x 5” plaque features newsworthy events for numerous different years including 1966, 1943, 1998 and many others. A floor display is also available to show off these creative signs.
Putty from Parris Manufacturing Company
Parris Toys is coming out with a new silly noise putty that will have children occupied for hours. There will be two types of putty: Deer Flarp and Bear Flarp. Both make flatulence noises and are perfect gifts, party favors or stocking stuffers.
Parris Manufacturing Company
Inspirational Dolls from Beautiful Blessings
With the #MeToo movement at its peak, these dolls are the perfect way to reach out to your customers and spread a positive message. Created to inspire and empower females of all ages, Beautiful Blessings dolls come in “natural” body features as well as different ethnicities. These dolls and their message truly empower and inspire females, so give your customers a confidence boost with these unique dolls.
Pet Magnets from Retro Pets Art
Krista Brooks is the artist behind all of the Retro Pets Art artisan products. Featuring all different breeds of dogs and cats, Krista designs each magnet so your customers can have cute memorabilia of their furry friends.
Retro Pets Art
Pig Leggings from Doodle Pants
These adorable leggings fit comfort and fashion into one product for children. Doodle Pants’ original one-of-a-kind brand of cozy and soft reinforced leggings are designed to make parents and their little ones happy. Perfect for slipping over even the bulkiest diapers, with room to scrunch or stretch as kids grow.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Essential Oils from Nature’s Fusions
Nature’s Fusions has a line of pure essential oils in a variety of scents including lavender, balsam fir, birch, black spruce, eucalyptus and many others. The company sources only the highest potency essential oils from around the world. They test the oils both in-house and using outside labs, and release testing results for individual oils upon request.
Lavender and Shea Infused Socks from Minx NY
These relaxing socks have micro encapsulated oils which create an interactive and meaningful experience with aroma and moisture therapies.
These two pairs of premium quality lavender and shea butter infused socks will give your customers a sense of relaxation. Each pair also comes with a bonus lavender sachet that will be the answer for all the other jealous socks in the drawer.
Coconut Honey Gift Set from Naked Bee
All made in the USA using organic ingredients, these coconut honey gift sets are the perfect addition to any boutique or general merchandise retailer. Each gift package includes a 1.5 oz hand and body lotion, a 3 oz. body butter and a lip calm. Retail price is only $9.99.
The Naked Bee
Weighted Blankets from Duke Imports, Inc.
Weighted blankets have been quite the rage recently. Weighted blankets make customers feel like they are being engulfed in a big hug and may help provide relief for sensory disorders, sleep disorders, ADD, ADHD, insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, stress, tension, and more. These specialty blankets from Duke Imports come in a variety of weights from 5 to 25 lbs.
Duke Imports, Inc.
Lip Tints from Osage Healthcare, Inc.
These Lip Tints are made using Pomifera oil, a special oil that protects and hydrates the skin, and come in a variety of shades. Using all-natural ingredients, this product is sure to hydrate and tint the lips, giving an elegant look while keeping the lips fully moisturized. Pomifera oil is completely vegan and eco-friendly.
Osage Healthcare, Inc.
Bath Bombs from WTF Bath Bombs
Give your customers a reason to smile with these bath bombs. Each bath bomb features a unique name and is non-GMO, cruelty free and 100% vegan friendly.
WTF Bath Bombs
LAWN AND GARDEN
Corinthian Bells from QMT Windchimes
Made in the USA, Corinthian Bells windchimes now come in a beautiful silver vein color. Featuring striking black veins from the company’s popular copper vein, this new color adds a fun twist to a classic favorite. Having been in the business for over 30 years, QMT Windchimes is a trusted manufacturer who also sources their materials from American companies.
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CBD Honey Sticks from Direct Distribution
These 99% pure CBD honey sticks come in many great flavors, including green apple, pineapple, blue raspberry, salted caramel, and many others. Each stick contains 20 mg of CBD and are lab tested for the ultimate quality. These honey sticks are sure to be one of the top selling items in your store.