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July, 2006

Mud Pie Announces

Mud Pie is proud to announce the recent launch of its new website at On its new site, customers are able to browse the latest version of the Baby, Gift and Pet catalogs and place their order online.

With over 700 gifts, retailers are sure to find something for all of their gift giving customers. Mud Pie's baby line offers layette clothing and keepsake gifts in coordinated themes from its beautiful Princess line to its Chief Executive Offspring.
Look for Mud Pie's new Giggles and Santa Baby collections at the upcoming fall shows.

Everything you could imagine for that pampered puppy or special kitty is included in the unique Mud Pie Pet line, products range from picture frames and bowls to collars and pet jewelry.

Mud Pie Gift lines offer a variety of beautifully packaged gifts for the home or that special someone. Choose from Mud Pie's jeweled Coronation cell phone holders to the Coffee Talk serveware line. Watch for a fun group of lighted wine bottle toppers and the new $5 picture frame line, along with 300 new items which will be featured in Mud Pie's new fall catalog supplement. These items will be available online in July. is powered by OmegaNet's CAMEO EZ© web site software.

Major Summer Shows

11-19, Atlanta, GA
14-17, Rosemont, IL (Chicago)
18-25, Los Angeles, CA
23-25, Columbus, OH

5-8, San Francisco, CA
11-15, Minnetonka, MN (Minneapolis)
13-18, New York, NY
26-29, Denver, CO

For a full list of 2006Shows, go to GiftsWholesale.Com

OmegaNet Portals:

In this issue:
  • The New GiftsWholesale.Com
  • Surviving Wal-Mart
  • Manufacturers Building Password-Protected Ordering Websites
  • Mud Pie Announces www.Mud-Pie.Com
  • New Manufacturer Links In GiftsWholesale.Com
  • Major Summer Shows

The New GiftsWholesale.Com

GiftsWholesale.Com, your link to gift and home decor wholesalers, has a face-lift and several new features. You can link to more than 50 fine vendors with online ordering web sites where you can order inventory 24/7 without leaving your store or even in your bathrobe.

Even better, if you register at GiftsWholesale.Com, the sites with the CAMEO EZ Blue Ribbon will copy your registration with a single click. No need to register in each site!

With more vendors joining the list every month, GiftsWholesale.Com is the place to start whenever you are looking for new, hot products for your store.

Stephers Inc.: Greeting cards that make you "think" about laughing. Featuring SPACARDS, Better than traditional epsom salts. Better than traditional greeting cards too! or call 410-228-2299.

Surviving Wal-Mart

"The Secrets of Retailing Or How to Beat Wal-Mart" is the name of a new book from Silverback Books by Marc Joseph, president of DollarDays International. Here are some gems from the book:

  • Think small: While large chains can buy in very large quantities, they can't buy in small quantities. They can't benefit from the true closeouts, which are broken lots or left-over goods that a manufacturer needs to unload.
  • Go unique: There are many new products that, because the supply is limited, chains pass over.
  • Find small manufacturers: Many small manufacturers will not sell to chain stores because one year the chain may gobble up most of their production, and the next year the chain will take that item and make a knock-off overseas.
  • Overhead cost: Instead of teams of buyers, batteries of lawyers and layers of accountants, an independent business can be run by a true entrepreneur and their trusty staff.
  • Simpler shopping: A store that is 2,000-5,000 square ft is much easier to shop than a 100,000 square foot giant.
  • Location, location, location: Under-served neighborhoods are an opportunity for independent stores to thrive where the giants are not.
  • Personal attention: People like to shop where they feel comfortable, where they feel the owner cares about their wants and needs.

Hansen's Christmas Stuff : Everything you will need to make your Christmas season merry and bright. exclusive distributor in Canada and U.S. for Gnomy's Diaries, handcrafted originals from Annekabouke of Holland. or call 604-271-2244.

Manufacturers Building Password-Protected Ordering Websites

Web Showrooms are the ultimate convenience for buyers. Here are some of the most recent manufacturers to create or re-launch web sites.
  • Kiss Me in the Garden (Kiss Me Wholesale)
  • Lazy Time Toys
  • Majestic Home & Gifts
  • Mountain Mamas
  • Northridge Gardens
  • Plentiful Pantry
  • Reflections Jewelry
  • Soap Art
  • Terracoasters
  • Vintage Verandah.
Go to to find links to these and other Manufacturers and Rep Agencies.

Mud Pie: Giving a little of ourselves with every gift we give. Mud Pie Baby - Mud Pie Pet - Mud Pie Gift. or call 800.998.1633.

New Manufacturer links in GiftsWholesale.Com

Mud Pie (, Hansen's Christmas Stuff ( , Stephers Inc. (, are among the most recent manufacturers featured in GiftsWholesale.Com. Others included Badash Crystal, Billy Joe Homewares, Clementine Design, Dacra Glass, The Faith Collection & Drake Designs, HeartSteps, Kiss Me in the Garden (Kiss Me Wholesale), Lazy Time Toys, Lulu Jane, Majestic Home & Gifts, Mountain Mamas, Northridge Gardens, Plentiful Pantry, Reflections Jewelry, Rhapsody Candles, Sea Island Imports, Inc, Soap Art, Spin Shades, Terracoasters, Vintage Verandah. Go to to find links to these and other manufacturers and rep agencies.