PromieQuality Tactical Flashlightsr Products, a designer and manufacturer of high quality LED flashlights, has developed a new tactical lineup. Six sizes are available, offering merchants a variety of lengths and power, from five inches long and 100 lumens to over a foot long and 500 lumens.
December 2013 issue
Jewelry sales in the United States grew to an estimated $71.3 billion in 2012, according to the 2013 U.S. Retail Jewelry Update by Polygon. This consistently popular product category offers retailers an opportunity to generate profits from emerging styles and timeless classics. Independent Retailer magazine asked Brian Nelson, sales manager for Sun Fashion Designs, to share trends he sees in the industry, along with tips on presenting and selling jewelry.
GirlyGoGarter® is a sexy, lacey garter with pockets that adheres to the upper thigh. It has easy-access pockets on the outside of the garter, just within the lace, and lock-flap pockets on the inside of the item. Both types of pockets keep money, ID, lip gloss, mobile phone, keys, passport, and all a woman’s essentials, safe, secure and at her fingertips.
As an indie retailer, you are responsible for sales, accounting, purchasing and a host of other duties. Rewarding? Yes. Peaceful? No. These routine responsibilities leave few resources for in-store marketing.
New Age Discoveries is dedicated to carrying products that reflect the brightest ideas in new products. The company recently introduced Light N’ Charge portable emergency cell phone chargers and flashlights, available in standard and XL sizes.
Quik Hands™ weighted health and fitness gloves are resistance-training gloves that have a removable weight packet on the back. The gloves can be worn to enhance a variety of fitness activities and sports such as walking, aerobics and golf. They increase the heart rate, and improve upper body strength, flexibility, circulation and balance.
No matter what the industry, employees are the face of a company. Sure, the products you are selling are why customers first visit your business, but it is employees that keep them coming back. Engaged and happy employees improve the customer experience, which results in loyalty and increased revenue and growth.
Keeping up with the latest gift trends and, more importantly, choosing which to pursue is not a straightforward job for indie retailers. While it is easy to spot recurring themes in the market, it is not quite as simple to distinguish which are firmly rooted, and which are temporary fads that could be over in an instant.
Marsha’s Collection is a line of soft apparel, including T-shirts and fleece tops, often with botanical, oceanic and nature designs. Reflecting the vision of artist Marsha Holler, the clothing is cut, sewn and printed at Great Graphics in Dover, DE. Bill and Marsha Holler, husband and wife as well as professional partners for more than 30 years, own and operate both businesses.
Budpak Inc., founded in 1994, has launched a new pet care line branded Pampered Paws®. The six items presently available are Oatmeal Tearless Shampoo, Shed Control Shampoo, Flea & Tick Shampoo, Waterless Spray Shampoo, Deodorizing Spray, and Fresh & Clean Tearless Wipes. “Our mission has always been to offer retailers inexpensive options to higher priced goods, such as creams, ointments and medicinal products.