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Go Green & Grow With The BAGGLER

December 7, 2009 by lisa  
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People agree that there are two major product sectors that will experience growth, in a marketplace that has seen general declines in retail sales. Products that fall into the categories of (1) Health & Wellness and (2) Go Green, will benefit by anticipated increases in demand. The BAGGLER Company manufactures and sells products that provide ergonomic and eco-friendly solutions. Keeping in line with our product philosophy and Mission Statement, we market our cornerstone products together, to form a single retail item called, The BAGGLER Combo... 

Pins boost patch sales

December 7, 2009 by lisa  
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When Wayne Irwin acquired the wholesale company now called Irwin Sales in Baytown, Texas, in 1991, the firm carried fewer than 1,000 different designs of patches, most of them designed to sew on a man’s cap. “We didn’t have a catalog, and when a request came in, we laid patches on a copy machine. Many of them came out black,” Irwin recalls, “and it took 104 pages to make a full catalog.” Today it would take three times as long just to duplicate the company’s more than 3,000 patches. And patches are not its... 

Kiosks Aim Higher

December 7, 2009 by lisa  
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While many kiosk and cart vendors succeed by carrying only affordable items that consumers will buy on impulse on the spot, others focus on lines of products that start at about the $10 retail range and reach to higher price points. Conventional wisdom has long favored the former approach. However, here are two companies with very diverse product lines that have seen dramatic growth through kiosk and cart vendor relationships. Their mix of products includes top sellers that carry $200 and even $300 plus price tags. The products themselves are high... 

Personal Service Sparks Sales

December 7, 2009 by lisa  
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Service trumps price, even in tough economic times, according to many retail experts. Independent retailers often have the edge when it comes to delivering top notch personal service. Because they are a part of the neighborhood and know their clientele, independent store owners can make service truly personal by tailoring special services to customers who will appreciate them. Gift wrapping is one example. Home delivery is another. So are special orders, and informing customers when something arrives that may interest them. Mistakes happen at every... 

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December 3, 2009 by lisa  
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Sweats & Thermals from K & C

November 1, 2009 by lisa  
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K & C HOSIERY has added a line of hooded sweatshirts, cargo sweat pants, heavyweight thermal shirts and thermal suits for men and women. All are first quality and come in a wide range of colors and sizes. They can be ordered singly or by the dozen, and in a mix of styles, sizes and colors. Wholesale prices are discounted on quantity orders. In general, the hooded sweatshirts wholesale in a range of $8 to $12, and the suggested retail price spans from $24.99 to $34.99. The cargo sweatpants, which feature pockets, wholesale for $9 to $10, and... 

Fragrances and Scents for High Margins

November 1, 2009 by lisa  
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For centuries, fragrances and scents have been used to establish a mood or change one. That is as true today as it ever was. Women and men look to perfume and scents for a crowning touch of luxury. The market for home fragrance products has become equally important. According to a consumer insights study by Unity Marketing in Stevens, PA, 80 percent of American adults purchase products to make their homes smell good. “The most profound shift that has occurred in the consumer market is that having a pleasant smelling home is not just for special... 

Martha Partners with Home Depot

November 1, 2009 by lisa  
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The Martha Stewart Living brand of home improvement products is heading for Home Depot. The products will be in select categories, including Outdoor Living, Home Organization and Home Decor. “Our partnership with Martha Stewart is a natural fit. For years, both organizations have been the go to destination for consumers seeking ideas and information regarding their home improvement projects,” said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO of The Home Depot. “Martha and her organization offer the best, most practical design ideas for customers, and together... 

Company Spotlight: Global Linen

November 1, 2009 by lisa  
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The Line: Truly global, this company supplies the full range of household linens, imported from China, India, Pakistan and Turkey. The range includes bed sheet sets, blankets, comforters, shower curtains, bath towels, area rugs, kitchen tablecloths, curtains and towels. The four piece bed sets include a flat and a fitted sheet and two pillowcases. All are cotton and include light and dark colors, and many with embroidery. Comforters come in seven piece sets that include two shams, a dust ruffle and three decorative pillows, in addition to the...