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Exclusive Interview with Caesar Creek Markets Execs

Sumner Communications Editor, Gloria Mellinger, recently spoke with Greg Dove, president of Levin Service Company, the parent company of Caesar Creek Markets, and Janet Burton, general manager, about business and legal issues important to vendors and managers. Dove is also VP of the National Flea Market Association (NFMA) and a member of the association’s legislative committee. Editor: It’s nice to speak with you again, Greg. How are things at the market since the fire? Greg: “We’re plugging along. Three of our seven buildings... 

Living Like a Pirate Gear

September 4, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
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Captain Dave Ladage takes living like a pirate seriously, and has been doing it full time for more than a year. From the first time Ladage, owner of Living Like a Pirate Gear, went to a Jimmy Buffet concert and watched the famed beach crooner perform in bare feet and shorts, he knew he wanted to start a business based around the sea salt lifestyle. Now, Living Like a Pirate Gear is a supplier of quality pirate-themed apparel, drink accessories and other swag worthy of any captain. The company has trademarked its gear and is growing at a rapid pace. Pirate... 

Gifts, Toys & Novelties

September 4, 2012 by publisher  
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Even as vendors enjoy warm August nights, they follow the trail of hot holiday gift trends, while stocking up to support fourth quarter sales. One wholesaler sure to attract attention is AFG Distribution, Inc., a company dedicated to providing a complete line of novelty gifts. Founded in 1999 as All Fun Gifts, the company recently rebranded to better reflect its offerings to customers and vendors. “We offer a lot more services,” explains Chad Kletschka, product manager. “Now we sell to national and regional chains, and work with other wholesalers... 

Get Western with Summit Hats

August 28, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
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There are few patriotic images as iconic as the silhouette of a horseback rider wearing a cowboy hat. Widely associated with the western lifestyle, this style of hat has remained both a symbol of the American spirit and a beloved fashion statement for decades, and few western hat manufacturers can attest to this with more conviction than Summit Hats. Deeply rooted in historic Houston, TX, Summit Hats has provided retailers with lovingly constructed headgear since the 1970s, and continues to uphold its quality standards through the generations. In... 

Spotlight 88 Flea Market in Pennsylvania Celebrates 17 Years

Spotlight 88 Flea Market, at 802 Mercer Road in Beaver Falls, PA, is celebrating 17 years supporting vendors and consumers at this location. The market offers a wide range of merchandise including antiques, collectibles, tools, canopies, crafts, housewares and produce, of which the hottest sellers are collectibles, food, housewares and tools, according to market owner and manager, Whitey Boehm. Boehm says the market is “doing well” and attracts about 1,000 shoppers and 40 to 50 vendors per day. He attributes his 17 years of success to... 

Pocono Bazaar Reopens in Top Shape

The Pocono Bazaar flea market has a new home just a few miles north its former location. After closing in December 2011, the flea market is continuing its nearly 30-year-old legacy and has seen an uptick in traffic since the move. The Pocono Bazaar is one of Northeast Pennsylvania’s largest flea markets and is now located in the former Foxmoor Village Shopping Center, at 400 Foxmoor Drive in East Stroudsburg, PA. The complex is also home to a beauty salon, a PNC Bank branch, a church, a movie theater, the local library, an army and navy store,... 

ASDLV Highlights

August 7, 2012 by publisher  
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Coming Soon… check in August 13th for your news of ASD LV show events!  Read More →

Leveraging Sales With General Merchandise

August 1, 2012 by publisher  
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For flea market vendors, the ability to offer a wide range of merchandise can be the means to successful sales, especially in today’s economy. Consumers are in the market for value, and smart wholesale companies provide vendors with product and pricing options that promote high profit margins, stimulate consumer interest, and enable flea market vendors to offer goods at bargain prices. Continental Wholesale Company in Iowa works with 25 large retail companies to acquire merchandise and to offer the lowest possible wholesale prices to flea... 

Publisher to Present at ASDLV

“One of the most important things to remember as a vendor is that you’re in an active selling environment, so be active,” says Jeff Dwight, publisher of the Merchandiser Group Magazines and FleaMarketZone.com. At this year’s ASD Las Vegas show, Dwight presents targeted tactics for flea market and swap meet vendors seeking to take their businesses to the next level. The planned session will help flea market vendors, experienced and otherwise, maximize their business by touching on a number of retail subjects including merchandising, promotion... 

Ecotek America Original Kool Products

July 5, 2012 by Gloria Mellinger  
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Ecotek America, LLC, which distributes thousands of products, introduced its own cool novelty item in 2009. The Original Kool Towel® provides immediate relief from the discomfort of heat, strenuous activity, exhaustion, multiple sclerosis, chemotherapy, menopause and headaches, explains Abraham Lockhart, owner. The Kool Towel keeps users up to 20 degrees cooler than the ambient temperature and provides cooling relief for up to four hours. Available in lime green, hot pink and blue, the product is made of a material that is antiseptic, antimicrobial... 

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