Based in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Valley Supply is a full-service novelty company that has been supplying everything from sunglasses to lighters to plush for 32 years. Mark and Mary Crippen have been running the company together for the past 24 years, with a focus on customer service and building relationships. “We want people to go online, but also to give us a call and speak to us in person while looking at the website,” Mark Crippen says. “We like to see what type of establishment they have, and if there’s something we might be able to show them.”
Licensed sports products are popular sellers among men, women and children of all ages. Patter’s Collectibles caters to this category with a constantly refreshed and expanding line of specialized sports collectibles, novelties and apparel.
Man Medals™ are a new way to poke fun at the guys. Rewarding men for taking out the garbage, picking up their dirty clothes, putting toilet paper on the holder, vacuuming, putting the toilet seat down and asking for directions, these novelty items are available with a pinned back or as refrigerator magnets.
Heritage America Gifts, by Morco, manufactures a unique line of gifts, including thermometers, rain gauges, slate clocks and license plates. “Our products are both functional and beautiful,” states David Hart, president.” Heritage America offers name drop printing, making its products popular giveaways for businesses as well gifts for consumers. “We have a wide spectrum of […]
Swypers, interchangeable signs that attach to a vehicle’s rear wiper blade, are for the driving enthusiast who wants to use his or her car to promote a team or candidate, or display a silly saying, but who doesn’t want to damage the car’s finish. Swypers also may be for retailers looking for a made in […]
Nostalgic gifts continue to be all the rage, as people of all ages and tastes are drawn to products that showcase their favorite stars, characters and even candies. Funky Town LLC caters to consumers’ penchant for period products with its selection of high quality gift products including blankets, drink ware, beach towels, bumper magnets and […]
The good old days are no farther than Wild Bill’s, a business built on age old paraphernalia, including Grateful Dead nonalcoholic wine, overgrown bobble head figurines, sepias and show print posters. With both an online presence and a shop in Middletown, CT, company owner Bill Ziegler has a passion for yesteryear, noting, “Nostalgia sells in […]
Bill “Wild Bill” Ziegler’s store in Middletown, CT built its reputation on overgrown bobble head figurines and a towering sculpture of a man made from bear traps.
Kooky Kans combine the look and nostalgia of tin lunch boxes from the 60s and 70s, along with the fun of everyone’s favorite action figures.
Galan Enterprises’ ID cards have become a popular purchase for independent retailers across the board, who are looking for a well-received impulse buy.