With TV shows and films about vampires, witchcraft and fantasy proliferating, a good company to know is Fantasy Gifts of Yonkers, NY. “We’ve been around since 1985, but morphed into concentrating on the fantasy market, which has been an interest of ours for a while,” says Bob Seiden, president of the wholesale company. “We’ve got […]
gifts & souvenirs
Mother’s Day is prosperous for both moms and merchants, as independent retailers see an influx in holiday shopping.
Unique art offering has wide appeal and a great markup, making it a high-profit item for any retailer selling gifts or household goods.
With patriotism running high, it’s a good time to be in the wholesale flag business, according to Andy Fuqua, operations manager at Ruffin Flag Company. “We actually got started about 20 years ago when there was no Internet,” Fuqua says. “Confederate battle flags were rare back then, and we did good business with them, selling […]
If you deal in gift cards and bags, this wholesaler has its own line plus licensed products for immediate shipment at low prices.
Everyone knows what a wind chime is and how it works, but what if you wanted one inside your home? The answer can be found at Sunblossom Solar Gifts, a producer of unique and patented giftware utilizing light for it to function. “My business partner and CEO, John Turi, got the idea while on a […]
Consumers who can’t make up their minds about what to get are looking at gift cards as the solution. Yet even those who choose them are conflicted.
This raw wood puzzle not only challenges in the construction, but actually moves when it’s completed
A new study commissioned by American Express says that affluent young women are helping spend their way of the current economic doldrums. “There’s certainly more fearlessness about spending among younger, affluent shoppers,” Ed Jay, SVP/American Express Business Insights, tells MediaPost’s Marketing Daily. “And there’s been pent-up demand. But what surprised us most is that the […]
Conventional wisdom dictates that during sluggish economic times, the less necessary an item is, the more likely consumers are to eliminate it from their budgets. It would be understandable, therefore, if you assumed that it has been a somewhat bumpy ride for those in the business of selling toys, gifts and novelties. But while it […]