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Staying Warm and Comfortable With PeachFur Fleece

October 31, 2011 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

With winter soon approaching, it’s a good time to start thinking about keeping warm. PeachFur Fleece, founded in 1999, sells wholesale blankets with either a plain design or featuring company and sports team logos in a variety of different sizes and prints. In addition, the company also offers fleece jackets, throw blankets, baby blankets, picnic blankets, and fleece fabric wholesale. Owner Jason Moore says that the company’s inexpensive products are a good fit for flea market vendors. “We have a number of different styles of blankets that... 

Stewart Promotions Expanding Into New Markets

Stewart Promotions, which holds dozens of weekend flea markets throughout the Midwest, has recently expanded their flea markets into two new sites. This month, the company began a monthly flea market at the Hendersonville Expo Center in Hendersonville, TN, right outside Nashville. In addition, they will be starting one in Ohio at the Airport Expo in Vandalia, right outside of Dayton, beginning November 4th through the 6th. Stewart now has events in five markets—Dayton, Hendersonville, Louisville, Knoxville, and Indianapolis, and will hold a total... 

An Impenetrable Shield Against Insect Attack

October 28, 2011 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Featured Products, Product Zone

Bite Patch has an answer for all the insects out there that feast on human blood and spread disease. The company’s transdermal patch is filled with Vitamin B1, putting a pheromone on the user’s skin that will deter any insect that feeds on human blood, from ticks to mosquitoes to bedbugs, which forces them to stay away and not bite. “When mosquitoes fly up to the patch, they just fly away because of the smell,” said Duane Jorgenson, co-owner of Bite Patch. “Humans can’t smell it, because it’s a natural vitamin, but it’s a big turn-off... 

Orange County Market Place Fights Back Against Eviction

After receiving word in September that they were being evicted effective March 2013 from the Orange County Fairgrounds, a year after the state of California attempted to take possession of the property, the operators of the Orange County Market Place have begun to fight back to convince the Fairgrounds Board of Directors to change their decision and allow the popular swap meet to continue. “For 42 years the Orange County Market Place has been an incubator of business in Orange County and it’s sad that political appointees can be so callous... 

How to Get a Reseller’s License

October 26, 2011 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under How-To Zone

The last 18 to 24 months have seen a big increase in retail start-ups at flea markets around the country, as low operating costs and an increasing flow of consumers has led to a surge in new vendors.  Being a successful retailer in any venue requires hard work and a solid business plan, anchored by licenses to ensure compliance with municipal and federal regulations.  Reseller licenses, for example, also impact the ability to deal with the best wholesale suppliers. While a flea market organizer is often a good resource for finding out what the... 

Phat Heads Aim to Stay Unique

October 25, 2011 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Featured Products, Product Zone

Every holiday season, there is a new collectible that causes a stir, and Cajole is hoping their Phat Head Gang string dolls are the next big item. With a line of over 100 different string dolls available for purchase, ranging from friendly characters to scary ones, the company wants its pirates, athletes, and army men to be on every child’s wish list. “It really is a growing market,” says Jason Barlow, co-founder of the company. “If you have a decent-sized display, they are a magnet for attention, and that is when people go through and connect... 

Shopping and Entertainment for the Whole Family

The Osceola Flea and Farmer’s Market proclaims itself a “real” flea market. To manager Monique Cupolo, this means that a visitor can spend several hours enjoying the market–shopping for new and used merchandise, searching through collectible items and antiques, buying fresh produce, getting something to eat and listening to live bands. There are an abundance of options for every visitor. “Each weekend we have live karaoke, and on Sundays we have live bands that come and play for the afternoon,” Cupolo says. “People come and they... 

Lake Alfred Downtown Showplace Site Approved

After months of often-contentious debate about the location of the Lake Alfred Downtown Showplace, the City Commission in Lake Alfred, FL voted three to two to approve the closure of one block of East Haines St. on the last Saturday of each month for the open-air flea market. Operated by Jerry Sherman and Al Kitzmiller, co-owners of Sherman’s Antiques and the Lake Alfred Antique Mall, the market was previously being held on private land next to Sherman’s Antiques. However, the new approved location is far more conducive to attracting visitors.... 

Louisiana Bans Cash Transactions for Second-Hand Merchandise

A new law passed in Louisiana has made it illegal for consumers to pay for second-hand goods with cash, in a ruling that has a substantial effect on the many flea markets in the state. House Bill 195 states that “Anyone, other than a non-profit entity, who buys, sells, trades in or otherwise acquires or disposes of junk or used or secondhand property more frequently than once per month from any other person, other than a non-profit entity, shall be deemed as being in the business of a secondhand dealer. A secondhand dealer shall not enter into... 

WholesaleDirectUSA Keeps Prices Low for Large Shirts

October 19, 2011 by Justin Carretta  
Filed under Featured Suppliers, Supplier Zone

Launched in February 2005, WholesaleDirectUSA sells pre-shrunk, 100% cotton blank white and color t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts perfect for screen-printing, heat transfer, and embroidery. The wholesaler generally sells heavier-weight t-shirts, often thicker than other companies “heavyweight” shirts, and maintains their own measurement system, easily found on the WholesaleDirectUSA website. The company’s specialty is larger and taller sizes all the way up to 8XL. Keeping Everything Inexpensive WholesaleDirectUSA’s calling card is their... 

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