Adventure Planet, a division of Rhode Island Novelty, is looking forward to this year’s IGES/SSS show for one simple reason: “It’s the top show for gift shops,” says Jeff Shaughnessy, sales manager.
October 2014 issue
The U.S. convenience store industry boasts a total of 151,282 stores (as of December 31, 2013) across the country and posted $696 billion in total sales in 2013.
Evelyn and Simon Safrani of the Zaf Group are pretty sure your customers have never seen products like theirs. Founded a decade ago, the Zaf Group launched a line of custom and unique lighters, in a huge variety of shapes and sizes.
If you’re a dollar retailer or flea market vendor anywhere in the Southeast, chances are very good that T&J Trading GA, Inc. has whatever you’ll need.
More than 50 years ago, Eros Wholesale was founded as a rack jobber that supplied socks and hosiery to department stores.
OFFPRICE is all about speed, says Stephen Krogulski, CEO. “The OFFPRICE shows are about writing orders,” Krogulski says. “You come to an OFFPRICE show, buy your goods, and the goods will ship immediately.”
Shellie has a simple suggestion for customers who buy its products at the retail level: “Always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid.” It makes sense when you consider Shellie’s product line of beautifully crafted jewelry that captures the essence of the ocean.
At Sun Fashion Designs Inc. quality is everything. The company carries a wide variety of gold and silver plated jewelry, including rings, pendants, chains, cubic zirconia earrings, brooches, and charms.
If you wear a size 9-½ in shoes, would you buy size 10 because that is the closest size the store had? Absolutely not. If your ring size is 7 and all the store has is size 6 or 8, then you will most likely walk out empty handed—as you should in this situation. The same goes for purchasing fashion jewelry chains.
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.”