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December, 2006

Trade Shows

4-7, Miami
6-9, Philadelphia
6-10, Boston
9-17, Atlanta
16-23, Los Angeles
18-25, Chicago
19-23, Minneapolis
19-23, Columbus
26-30, Kansas City
28-Feb. 1, New York

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In this issue:
  • U.S. Retail Sales Rise More Than Forecast in November
  • Art Glass Imports Introduces New Collection
  • New & Featured Vendors In GiftsWholesale.Com
  • Major Trade Shows

Art Glass Imports Introduces New Collection

Art Glass Imports as the leading importer of Perfume Bottles and Atomizers is proud to introduce its new line of ART GLASS vases the “VENETIAN VINE VASE COLLECTION” The company will also add 11 new perfume bottles and atomizers to its “DESIGNER COLLECTION”.

Art Glass Imports' selection of travel Jewelry Boxes have been a proven sell-out for Valentines Day and Mothers Day. Show specials are offered at all major trade shows.

ArtGlass-Imports.Com is the company's new password-proteced, wholesale order-writing web site where stores can place order for their inventory 24/7 in a friendly, but secure, environment.

New and Featured Vendors in GiftsWholesale.Com
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Art Glass Imports provides retailers and distributors with reasonably-priced, high-quality gift items. From our gorgeous Designer Collection Perfume Bottles to our incredible Oil Lamps, our imported glass artwork will increase your sales due to their high demand.

Exhart: A World of Whimsical Garden Accents & Happy Home Décor. Hundreds of quality products bursting with color, motion, & fun, each hand-painted with meticulous detail, guaranteed to make you smile! Beautiful Wind Chimes, Wacky Statuary, Kinetic Art, and more!

Hansen's Christmas Stuff : Everything you will need to make your Christmas season merry and bright as well as Gnomy's Diaries by Annekabouke. Two sites: US and Canadian.

IMA Brass: International Mercantile Agencies, Inc., also known as IMA Brass, has become one of the Country's largest sources for Unique and Eclectic Home Gift, Special Events & Wedding Accessories.

Lazy Time Toys: Your online shopping source for unique plush toys and products--Where affordable prices and high-quality come together.

Mud Pie: Mud Pie products are now featured in three catalogs: Mud Pie Baby, Mud Pie Gift, and Mud Pie Pet. It has always been our goal to offer innovative giftware that's affordably priced and adorably packaged.

Straight Line Collection: Straight Line Collection (SLC) is a collection of Gift & Decorative Accessories, lovingly handcrafted by talented craftsmen & individually hand painted by creative artisans.

U.S. Retail Sales Rise More Than Forecast in November
By Joe Richter

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Retail sales in the U.S. rose for the first time in four months as shoppers took advantage of early holiday discounts, increasing the odds the economy will withstand the slump in housing.

Sales jumped 1.0 percent last month, more than forecast, after a revised 0.1 percent drop in October that was less than previously estimated, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Purchases excluding motor vehicles rose 1.1 percent, the most since January.

Consumers, buoyed by an expanding labor market and rising wages, are keeping the economy growing at the moderate pace predicted by the Federal Reserve. Consumption accounts for about 70 percent of gross domestic product, dwarfing real estate and manufacturing.

"Once again, the reports of the death of the U.S. consumer have been greatly exaggerated," said Michael Gregory, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto. "This holiday season might be decent after all, despite the housing headwind."

Economists expected sales to rise 0.2 percent, according to the median of 71 forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey. Sales excluding autos were projected to rise 0.3 percent.

The gain was propelled by improved sales at electronics stores and building material and automobile dealers. Americans are taking advantage of discounts even as incomes rise.