Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Heshy’s Freshies: Simply Natural Skin Care

May 22, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under Supplier Zone

Linda Heshelmen started making the products now known as Heshy’s Freshies about two years ago. Her 16-year-old daughter and friends loved using trendy bath bombs, but were disappointed with the results and even experiencing adverse reactions such as infections, dry skin, brittle hair, breakouts, and more. Linda thought, “How can I let these girls enjoy bath bombs without the fear of being hurt?” And from that thought, Heshy’s Freshies was born. After much trial and error, Linda perfected her homemade bath bomb recipe that was bubbly and... 

USDA Provides Complimentary Design for New Farmer’s Market at Ripley’s Flea

May 22, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

For many, flea markets and farmers markets go hand in hand. They both provide a place for local businesses, farmers, and entrepreneurs to sell goods within the community instead of exporting out of the area. Markets contribute to the economic development of the area and offer community members quality affordable goods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture thinks so, too. Their Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) branch offers complimentary architectural and design services to qualifying wholesale markets, farmers markets, public markets, and food... 

“The Happiest Antiques Show on Earth”

May 22, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first sale in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event, known as The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair, fills hundreds of spaces with creative and carefully curated vintage and handmade goods. It is a vintage, antiques, and handmade market like no other. Once... 

Cowboy Hats from Western Express

May 17, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under Supplier Zone

Western Express is a family owned wholesale distributor that offers a wide range of country western merchandise including their signature cowboy hats. Cowboy hats are top sellers in the spring and summer months. Resellers can also stock their booths with Western Express’ western jewelry and gift items. Many of their products are made in the United States. Products are always in stock, order minimums are low, and turnaround times are quick. For more information visit www.wexpress.com. Western Express 300 Villani Drive Bridgeville, PA 15017 Tel.... 

Buy4Store Offers Every Style Under the Sun

May 15, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

When it comes to spring and summer headwear, it’s hard to beat the wide selection offered from Buy4Store. Buy4Store is a family owned online wholesale company specializing in fashion accessories, souvenirs, and gifts.  They offer dozens of styles for men, women, and children. Popular summer styles include wide brim and straw hats for women and cowboy hats. Metin Kilic of Buy4Store says the cowboy hats are especially popular “in the summer and for festival season.” Buy4Store also has tons of baseball caps in traditional and trendy styles.... 

OFFPRICE Trade Shows Adds New Show and Online Presence

May 15, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under How-To Zone

If you’re a value-priced reseller, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of OFFPRICE. The trade show is one of the industry’s hottest and fastest-growing events. Retail buyers can find on-trend apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women and children up to 70% below regular wholesale prices. The OFFPRICE team has been extra busy this year. In addition to the two events in Las Vegas they hold every February and August, OFFPRICE added a New York City event this June, and debuted a new online shopping platform for resellers called OFFPRICE... 

Seasonal Summer Hats from California International Trading

May 10, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under Product Zone

California International Trading (C.I.T.) is located in Vernon, CA. They import and export a variety of general merchandise, including seasonal fashion accessories. This season, C.I.T. offers a large selection of hats for men and women including cowboy hats, a wide assortment of bucket hats, camouflage hats, straw hats, wide brim straw and cloth hats, fedoras, and more.  C.I.T. is a one-stop-shop for many value priced sellers, and offers an extensive array of seasonal items. Minimum order is $150. For more information visit www.CITcorp.net. California... 

CBD Miracle Nutritional Products

May 8, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under Featured, Supplier Zone

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a natural substance that has recently come into the spotlight for many reasons, explains Stacy Self, VP of marketing and business development at Miracle Nutritional Products. CBD comes from the hemp plant and is used to aid in relaxation, pain relief, and as a natural anti-inflammatory. “The substance is rising in popularity, as numerous people are reporting success in using CBD to reach the desired state of calm, relaxation, and pain relief,” says Stacy. Forbes magazine has reported the growth rate of CBD... 

Bargain Hunters Flea Market

May 4, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Bargain Hunters has been proudly satisfying flea market consumers needs’ for a number of years at their three locations in Johnson City, TN, Bristol, TN & Knoxville, TN. With a combination of booths ranging to nearly 300, you will never run out of options with Bargain Hunters. Their inventory is constantly changing, so you can discover new treasures with each visit. Some of their trademark categories include furniture, clothing, toys, tools and collectibles! At Bargain Hunters, they offer a little bit of everything for everyone. They... 

2018 Flea Market Industry Report

May 3, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Each year The Merchandiser Group polls our nationwide network of flea market vendors to monitor market trends and the state of our industry. This year, results continue to show a healthy and growing industry. Overall, the American economy has seen positive growth over the last year, which of course plays a role in the health of flea markets. But, market owners and vendors are also taking proactive measures to continue to evolve and grow their businesses. A Strong Community Despite a transient appearance on the outside, the flea market industry... 

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