Items tagged “Other Specialty Stores”

Starting a business is like setting out on a journey. To get to your destination you will need a road map, otherwise known as a business plan. It’s reported that up to ninety-five percent of new businesses fail within the first five years. One of the the primary reasons contributing to their failure is lack of planning. Whether it’s a need for business understanding, just trying to navigate the world as a new entrepreneur or simply a lack of time, many business owners set out to develop their new venture without a proper business plan.

ENK Children’s Club at Javits Center in NYC opened Sunday and continues through March 9th. This event is the largest children’s apparel show featuring Fall 2010 collections, as well as some immediate-buy specials for this spring and summer. Before the red carpets are pulled up for another season, check out these fantastic brands at Children’s Club: Kicokids, Honeyami, Ideo and No Added Sugar.

Charming Hawaii Kids 2010 catalogs are shipping out now to are current customers base. We have consolidated all our previous catalogs into one 20 page booklet. It includes all of our best sellers and some great new additions. If you would like to receive your copy please write us today. We look forward to introducing you to our best selling reorder galore line of precious storytelling jewelry.

Contact: Vinnie Kumar / (909) 869-7559

Charming Hawaii Kids launches The Happy Manatees on The Giggle Guide. We have added the two styles into this new category. The manatees, or sea cows, as they are sometimes called, are aquatic mammals that can grow to 13 feet and over 3,000 pounds, even though they eat only plants.

The Chicago Market is bigger and better than ever! In January, the number of exhibitors grew by 50%, and 44% of all exhibitors were brand new to Chicago! And most importantly, the buyers were here—attendance was up by 22%, and our parking garages sold out! If that’s not enough, had 22,000 visitors just in January!

But don’t just take our word for it, exhibit in July and see for yourself!

Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is easy and affordable. At $10 a square foot, there’s no excuse for not being here! We offer exclusive exhibitor perks, such as:

  • FREE drayage
Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600
Best in Show award winners, twitter raffle winners and a Chicago Market recap.

The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® delivered comprehensive lines and name brand products during the January Market. The Chicago Market saw an exciting traffic increase of 22%, up from last January. Buyers and retailers were wowed by the breadth of market resources offered, with the temporaries boasting a 50% growth in the number of temporary exhibitors offered, with 40% of those being new to the January Market. The Chicago Market offered buyers and retailers highly sought after product lines and unique specialty resources that will help differentiate their business.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600

Is your business ‘Social’ enough?

California Gift Show - Los Angeles, California (1/12/10 - 1/18/10)

Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2010) – Leading exhibitors were honored with Outstanding Exhibitor Awards at the California Gift Show® located at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the L.A. Mart, January 12-18. Winners were selected by an internal committee and were judged on product innovation, booth presentation, participation, attitude and more. The award winners below exemplify the best and the brightest at this year’s market. The awards themselves were conceived to spotlight outstanding contributions.

A 32-year veteran of AmericasMart in Atlanta, Larry Lucas, of Larry Lucas Inc., knows firsthand the multitude of challenges store owners face. He recently presented a decidedly informative Retail Management seminar at the Atlanta Gift Show in which he highlighted the “must knows” and “must haves” to survive in the gift boutique business in today’s economy and beyond. The Giggle Guide® is happy to share some insightful highlights from Larry Lucas’ excellent seminar.

The Consumer Electronics Show was just held in Las Vegas, and sometimes you can get a feel for the economy and markets in general from this show, as it is the first big tradeshow of the year.

GOOD NEWS! Attendance was up at the CES over 2009. This bodes well for the economy, as it may just be that consumers are finally starting to feel a little more positive.

Charm bracelets have long been a popular accessory for teenage girls and women alike; they offer a terrific way to exchange memories and convey messages to friends and family. With this in mind, MOGO has created a modern and innovative interpretation of the classic charm bracelet that tweens, teens and moms love. Their adjustable magnetic charm bands are amazingly versatile, offering unlimited, stylish fashion options.

The Chicago Market: Living and Giving®, January 21-27, 2010, will be bustling with product trends as well as an action-packed calendar of educational and special events. The Market’s highlights include an exciting keynote presentation from Gordon Segal, chairman and co-founder of Crate and Barrel, and The Power Lunch Seminar Series, where buyers will learn from leading retail consultants.


Gordon Segal, Chairman and Co-Founder of Crate and Barrel
It All Begins With The Merchandise
Monday, January 25, 2010
4p.m. – 5p.m.| Merchandise Mart Conference Center

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600