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Hot Merchandise Trend: Made In USA

November 11, 2014 by publisher  
Filed under Featured FM News

According to retailers and market vendors from across the spectrum, consumers are increasingly responsive to the “Made in USA” message. What’s firing this trend? Possible explanations include continued fallout from the recent recession as well as changes to the global economy, both of which provide opportunities for market sellers everywhere. What is Made in USA? According to the Federal Trade Commission, a product can be labeled as “Made in America” if at least 75 percent of the finished product is “US content,”... 

Back to School Product Roundup

August 1, 2013 by Gloria Mellinger  
Filed under Featured FM News

Flea market vendors can expect parents to shop and spend more during the upcoming back-to-school season than they did last year, according to ShopperTrak. National retail sales are expected to rise 4.3 percent in August 2013 over the same period last year. Vendors eager to jump on these expanding back to school budgets should consider carrying some of the essentials as well as trending merchandise. Predictably, consumers will need writing utensils, paper, notebooks, backpacks, lunch boxes and apparel, and vendors who stock these staples stand to... 

Star Lite Swap Meet Largest Venue in Northwest

Star Lite Swap Meet is the largest market in the Pacific Northwest. Located at the former drive-in theater in Lakewood, WA, the market boasts hundreds of vendors and up to 8,000 shoppers on weekends, according to the Seattle Times. Vendors sell new merchandise, including dresses, belts, Seattle tourist tee-shirts and wrestling masks, as well as collectibles and Generation X memorabilia. Some of the area’s best Mexican street food is sold here, the Times reports, with vendors hawking beef-tongue tacos and fruit plates topped with whipped cream... 

Hendersonville Marketplace

The Hendersonville Flea Market is now the Hendersonville Marketplace. Located just outside of Nashville, TN, in the Hendersonville Expo Center, the monthly market is open Friday through Sunday, the second weekend of each month. It features a flea market area, vintage and antique merchandise, a farmers’ market, shops and boutiques, and a kids’ zone. Hendersonville Marketplace, open July 12 through 14, will serve the public on Friday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Situated on 89,000... 

New Market Open in Heber Springs, AR

Heber Springs Flea Market, with space for 240 vendors, opened recently in Heber Springs, AR. The venue, operating from April through December, is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 7 a.m. until dark. Vender loading is from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. For the months of June and July, the market is offering a special deal and vendors are invited to run their booths and pay no rental fees until August. Sellers need to bring their own tents, but the market rents tables for $4 each. If a vendor brings in another seller, however, the table rental fee is waived. “There... 

New Market in Durham, NC

Brier Creek Flea Market, in Durham, NC, is putting a new twist on the flea market scene, and vendors can set up shop and store their wares inside a PODS container. Sellers also have the traditional option of renting a table. Located on Glenwood Avenue on the Durham/Raleigh border, the market is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., year round. More than 80,000 cars, on average, pass by the market daily. From ten to 25 vendors sell furniture, toys, clothes, tools, collectibles, antiques and more. Monthly rental of an... 

ASD Las Vegas Sneak Peek

The ASD Las Vegas trade show, now in its 53rd year, will be held August 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 2,800 exhibitors and 45,000 attendees are expected to attend, says Karla Villalobos, audience marketing manager. ASD Las Vegas show attendees will find a broad array of merchandise in six categories: Gift & Home, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry / Cash & Carry, Health & Beauty, Value & Variety, and Toys & Novelties. August temperatures average over 100 degrees in the entertainment capital of the world, and the... 

Quakertown Market Celebrates 80 Years

Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market is a Bucks County, PA, landmark and shopping tradition. The market is celebrating more than 80 years, and three generations, of being a family owned and operated business. Among its many family focused events, Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market will be hosting Lewis & Clark’s old-fashioned big top circus, June 22-23. Show times are Saturday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. The Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market hosts a 170,000 square foot modern, fully air-conditioned building... 

D & M Specialties Auctions Brand Name Giftware

D & M Specialties LLC, a wholesale supplier of brand name giftware for 25 years, is now holding live auctions in greater Kansas City, MO. Auctions are scheduled for June 6, August 1 and October 3, and begin at 5 p.m. “We sell collectibles and brand name products to retailers, especially flea market vendors, around the country,” says Daniel Mullen, owner. The company’s line includes Precious Moments, Boyds Bears and Fenton Art Glass, which sell especially well at flea markets, Mullen points out. “Vendors love to buy brand... 

Pomona, CA, Market Hosts Quinceañera Fair and Fashion Show

The Valley Indoor Swap Meet, in Pomona, CA, is hosting several special events this summer that are sure to attract crowds. The market, open Wednesday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is located at 1600 East Holt Blvd. The City Wide Yard Sale will take place June 8-9 in the market’s east parking lot. Customers can set up for $10 for the day. “The city of Pomona allows yard sales a few times a year,” says market representative, Yahaira Ramirez. “When the city allows the public to set up yard sales, we allow it here too. We still have... 

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