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Shawano Market Ready for the New Season

April 30, 2015 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

by IvyLee Rosario Forty-six years ago, owner Robert Zurko had the opportunity to follow a passion and opened up his own flea market in Shawano, Wisconsin. With over four and a half decades under his belt, the Shawano, Wisconsin Flea Market is doing better than ever and is ready for its biggest season yet. The market, which opened April 12, 2015 and will run every Sunday from 7am to 4pm until October 4, 2015, has a variety of vendors and items, ranging from antique pieces, shabby chic and toys to closeouts, collectables and vintage items. “It is... 

Flea Markets and Swap Meets: Outlook for the Future

April 30, 2015 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

By IvyLee Rosario The flea market industry provides vendors with the freedom of selling their own products at any location, all while having the stability of a market that will accommodate their selling needs. Over the last few years, more and more vendors have grown their flea market operations exponentially, and although there may have been some rough patches along the way, the flea market business is booming now more than ever. As we have for many years, the Merchandiser Group once again presents our Industry Outlook. Here we discuss business... 

A Market for the Picker in You

April 28, 2015 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

By IvyLee Rosario When two friends with a dream of wanting to open their own flea market come together, you get Northwest Ohio’s Picker’s Paradise. Open twice a year in June and October, this market offers one stop shopping for the picker in you. From barn finds and DIY projects, to crafts tables and repurposed items, the flea market offers a variety of finds for its customers. Picker’s Paradise is open on Saturday June 27 from 9am to 4pm and Sunday June 28 from 10am to 4pm. Right now they have 80 vendors ready for their June opening, but... 

Downsview Park Merchants Market

40 Carl Hall Road,  Downsview Park Toronto,  M3K 2B6 Phone: 416-638-2525 Manager/Owner: Robert McBride, Market Manager Web site: Indoor Market Open Year Round Sat. and Sun. 10am-6pm. Largest Merchant’s Market in Ontario, Something for everyone a wide variety of merchandise, from antiques & collectibles to new items. 500 vendors, farmers market, & large  international food court. Like us on facebook;  Read More →

A New Market comes to Westbury

April 17, 2015 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

By IvyLee Rosario After spending decades moving around to different flea markets, three vendors decided to take the plunge and open up their own. Dave Phillips, Dave Algorin and Scott Mace made the decision that instead of being vendors they would try their hand at being owners, and that was when Westbury Market Fair was created. With its grand opening in March, the fair is off to a good start, with 200 vendors selling everything from dresses and purses to furniture and household items. “We are always looking for the best quality merchandise... 

NFMA Show Recap

April 16, 2015 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

By Jon VanZile Rob Seiban, president of the National Flea Market Association (NFMA), had a lot of good things to say about the group’s recently concluded conference. “After the show was over, we distributed a post-conference survey to get feedback from attendees and our members said this was one of the best years we have had,” he recounts. The gathering was held in February in Las Vegas. Seiban says much of this success was due to the opportunities the conference gave to flea market owners, especially the chance to network with... 

Market Traders Insurance: How to Protect Yourself Before Going to Market

April 16, 2015 by publisher  
Filed under How-To Zone

By James McAllister Market vendors lead busy lives. Their active workdays see them come into contact with a number of potential threats on a daily basis – all of which could put their business and livelihoods at risk. It does not matter how careful or cautious you are; the only way to really protect against unexpected accidents is to take out comprehensive market traders insurance. However, because market vendors can deal with a number of different products, in a wide range of situations, it is virtually impossible to definitively say which types... 

What-Not Flea Market & Swap

April 16, 2015 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, South Dakota

601 5th St SE Watertown, SD 57201 Phone: 605-753-0322 Manager/Owner: Carissa Skogstad Web site: Held monthly during Spring, Summer, Fall. Open to a variety of vendors! Unique items, antiques, collectibles, crafts, and rummage tables. Food vendors also welcome! Check out our Facebook Page and website for upcoming dates.  Read More →

Cocoa Marketplace

April 14, 2015 by publisher  
Filed under Flea Market Directory, Florida

2507 N Cocoa Boulevard Cocoa, FL 32922 Phone: 321-636-9664 Manager/Owner: Cocoa Marketplace LLC Web site: Large indoor pavilion market with over 100 tables and large outdoor market with 50 tables. Open year round Wed., Sat, and Sun. 7am – 2pm.  Table rentals available, inside tables $13 or $10 if paid in advance, outdoor tables $5. Visit us online at or find us on Facebook.  Read More →

WK International is the Women’s Apparel Expert

April 14, 2015 by publisher  
Filed under Product Zone

By Jon VanZile Retailers of women’s apparel would be wise to bookmark WK International. Founded seven years ago, WK International specializes in offering women’s apparel and general merchandise to the wholesale market. The company has a thriving customer base in flea markets, discount retailers, mom ‘n’ pop shops, and big-box stores that offer discount lines. With shipping centers on both coasts, WK can quickly and easily ship product to anywhere in the United States. “We offer women’s apparel of all kinds,”... 

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