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Quick hits: a renegade market, a profile in success, selling new product, animal bandz, and a lion on the lam

In the Toronto neighborhood of St. James Town, an illegal flea market continues to evade closure. One columnist, Joe Fiorito of the Toronto Star, today defends the outdoor bazaar, calling for an end to government interference in a very free market. In an interesting guest column, posted today, Donny Lowy, CEO of CloseOutExplosion.com, explains the growing demand for new goods sold to shoppers at flea markets. He also offers some tips for getting into that business. The Centralia, Wash., Chronicle posted a few very good photos and a too-brief report... 

N.Y. shopping center to open market in its parking lot

A new outdoor flea market has been approved for operation in Springville, N.Y. At its May 17 meeting, the village board gave the go-ahead for the launch of the Springville Flea Market, as reported by MetroWNY.com. The market will be held in the Springville Village Center parking lot on weekends from May through September, starting this weekend, May 29 and 30, says market president Rita Roosa. According to the news report, “The proposed market could have as many as 38 vendors set up in an area covering a total of 28 by 304 feet and would be at... 

New paw balm product soothes doggie feet

May 27, 2010 by publisher  
Filed under Featured Products, Product Zone

Summit Sensations is out to protect your pooch’s paws. The company’s blend of natural waxes and butters in Ouchi Paw is designed to soothe your dog’s feet, even after a long walk on rough terrain. Ouchi Paw is a balm, and it will help protect a pet’s paws in all conditions, according to the maker and distributor, from hot pavement to salty winter slush. Product inventor Vicky Wallette was inspired to create Ouchi Paw when a dog trainer friend could not find a paw balm that dogs would not lick off. According to Wallette, “My girlfriend... 

New Oregon market is rooted in history

The Leedy Grange of Cedar Mill, Ore., is launching a monthly indoor flea market on June 5 in the old grange building. The market will continue year-round on the first Saturday of every month, according to Marc Leuthold, a Leedy Grange member who is helping to publicize the market. “We’re just kind of a funky local flea market,” Leuthold says. “It’s designed to benefit the local grange, which has been here for 100 years.” The longevity of the fraternal association may give the Leedy Grange Flea Market an added attraction. “Inside of... 

Global distributor now focuses on flea markets

With 20-plus years of experience selling products on television, global distributor Northern Response is embracing a flea-market-centered strategy that sees vendors as a gateway to customers with whom they want to connect. Corporate development manager Mark Schneider has a clear vision of that strategy, which he said includes a new focus on the flea market channel: “We are a company that has worldwide reach, sells great products, and possesses a multi-channel approach.” “We are one of the largest distributors of as-seen-on-TV products in the... 

New parking fees cut foot-traffic at Texas market

The city of Fort Worth, Texas, has begun charging for parking near the site of the Cattle Barn Flea Market, a 40-year tradition, in the Will Rogers Coliseum. A report in the Fort Worth Weekly says that the new parking fees are a big problem. However, although attendance is down, market manager Charles Estell says that so far it has hurt foot-traffic more than sales. “It lost us the tire-kicker, the people who come out there and don’t buy anything anyway. We lost all of them. That wasn’t a big loss,” according to Estell. “We haven’t really... 

Comebacks for markets in Illinois, Washington, and Texas

Three once-struggling venues in Illinois, Washington, and Texas were featured in news reports this weekend — each was described as “re-opening” or “revitalized.” And each had a success story to tell. The Whitewright Trade Days in Whitewright, Texas faced some challenges after the death of its market manager. But now under new management, business is growing. According to a news report from KXII.com, “ The land owned by the American Legion is becoming a busy site once again. Vendors increased from 32 at the April Trade Days to more... 

Flea market suppliers say recession offers opportunities for vendors

How’s that recession treating you? The conventional wisdom is that a down economy is bad for business, but when you narrow the focus, especially to wholesalers who sell new products to flea market vendors, many distribution companies say that discount goods sellers can thrive while store fronts on Fifth Avenue are closing shop. It’s been a banner year for MDM International, a manufacturer and wholesaler of tie-dye t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, dresses, and hats. “Since the recession started, we’ve only gotten stronger,” says president and... 

New home and style magazine celebrates fleas

Flea Market Style is a brand new magazine intended for flea market shoppers who have an interest in eclectic home decor. So far only one issue has hit the newsstands, but the response has been good and more issues may be on the way, according to co-editor Matthew Mead. “It’s been quite successful, so I’m really hopeful,” he said on a New England Cable News program. As co-editor Ki Nassauer told FleaMarketNews, “We appeal to shoppers as opposed to vendors,” but since flea market vendors are almost always flea market shoppers,... 

Orange Grove Indoor Flea Market

May 21, 2010 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Mississippi

11370 Highway 49 Suite A Gulfport, MS 39503 Manager/Owner: Robert Burnamane Phone: 228-323-4849 Open Wed.-Sat. 9am-7pm and Sun. noon-6pm.  Read More →

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