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September, 2010

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Healthy Halloween Sales Predicted

Spending on costumes, candy and decorations for Halloween is expected to be up 10% compared to last year according to a report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGresearch. The report also reveals that 40% of adults plan to dress up for Halloween this year, up from 33% in 2009. "In recent years, Halloween has provided a welcome break from reality, allowing many Americans a chance to escape from the stress the economy has put on their family and incomes," said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay (source).

More than 70 percent of those surveyed plan to hand out candy, and about half will decorate their homes or yards. A solid 30.1 percent of consumers said the state of the U.S. economy would affect their plans, generally by spurring them to spend less than they might have. (source).

The forecast includes especially good news for costume retailers. "People are starting to shop early, which is a good thing, instead of waiting until that last week," Costume Holiday House, manager Pam Hickman said. "We've seen a huge jump in our sales." Costume Holiday House likely is seeing an uptick in sales, too, because it moved to a different location.

The survey also found that 33.3 percent of people will throw or attend a party, 72.2 percent will hand out candy, 46.3percent will carve a pumpkin, 20.8 percent will visit a haunted house and 31.7 percent will take their children trick-or-treating. (source).

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Aspen Bay Candles: The best candles on the market--a result of our continual and diligent application of superior candle science. Take a moment to visit our unique high quality line of candles. Once you have experienced the superb fragrances and long burn times, we are sure you will be back again and again.

Badash Crystal: Our 24% hand-cut lead crystal is produced in the finest factories in Europe by the same artisans that manufacture for Mikasa, Waterford, Lenox, and Sasaki. Every piece is individually and safely gift boxed. We offer superb quality and value for all your gift giving and/or personal pleasure.

Brownlow Gifts: Brownlow produces a full line of inspirational gifts for every occasion. You will find useful and attractive home decor gifts for the kitchen, bedrooms, study and all other rooms in the house. Brownlow is well known for gourmet products, journals, gifted paper items, photo albums, photo frames, decorative sentiment plaques, a variety of stationery, many different ceramic gifts as well as a large assortment of inspirational gift books. Most products are in coordinating themes that retailers can purchase in eye-catching countertop display collections. CAMEO EZ© member stores can now log into a site one time and place orders from several manufacturers. This is a newly introduced site, so check back often to see more lines. One Login – Multiple Shopping Carts – Easy Checkout. - For companies wanting to liquidate discontinued items, possibly through a third party, OmegaNet offers new closeout services. Get special deals!

Don Mark DUEL OPENING Stainless Steel Water Bottles. -"Go Green" to protect you and your environment. Refill, reuse and reduce our landfills. Each bottle comes with dual, leak resistant caps, one for drinking, the other wide mouth to insert ice cubes and make hand cleaning easier. Also comes with handy carabineer clip. Our lightweight bottle weighs less than 6 ounces and holds 24 ounces of your favorite cool or cold drink (not for hot liquids). Comes with attractive "Go Green" hangtag. Visit our web site to see our entire line of petzzz plus over 180 other unique gifts and gadgets.

Elegant Baby recognizes that today’s babies are stylish, and is committed to providing baby gifts featuring the very best design, quality, craftsmanship and tradition anywhere.

Europa Home decor including glass, candleholders and candles for garden, lodge, awards, gourmet food, sale items and more.

Gina B. Designs is an award-winning greeting card, gift and stationery products company featuring exceptional art and design. With an array of styles, variety of products and outstanding customer service, Gina B. Designs has “something for everyone.”  All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.

The Heeney Company is a wholesale manufacturer and importer of floral and Christmas products. The company distributes, imports and or manufactures floral and Christmas arrangements, silk flowers, foliages and plants, dried materials, ribbons, candles and decorative accessories.

Hook Line Greetings offers the world's first patent-pending "Gift-in-Greet" Fishing Lure Cards. The company's unique and clever greeting cards contain an authentic hand-tied fishing lure as the "gift" that can be taken out for immediate fun and enjoyment. Just "release" the fishing lure from the card, tie on a line and go fish!

Highland Graphics: A leader in functional gift with decorative items for gift giving and kitchen. From our top selling Absorbastone coasters, to our decorative bamboo cutting boards, everything we manufacture is made in the USA. Our high quality plus competitive pricing lets our customers make higher margins. We feature licensed art, official collegiate products and have a full range of custom capabilities with low minimums.

Jeane's Things: A leader in personalized Christmas ornaments and magnets, we can offer any name or saying at no extra charge. All ornaments are $.65 - $1.15! Our products are designed by experienced artists in the U.S. We pride ourselves on being very customer friendly. We are now also offering FREE FREIGHT!

Natural Life: Fashionable and fun treasures to share or keep! Whether you’re shopping for friends, family, baby or yourself, Natural Life has the perfect gift for you.

Puzzle Pen The Puzzle Pen is the only erasable, retractable and refillable pen on the market. This product is a great, new break-thru for puzzlers. If your store has customers that play Crossword, Sudoku, KenKen, Kakuro, Magic Square, Acrostic, or any other word or number puzzle, this unique new Puzzle Pen will be a great hit in your store.

Saltbox is a Manhattan-based design studio known for its signature creations in canvas. Regularly featured in magazines such as Oprah, Self, People and Brides, the Saltbox collection is renowned for its alluring prints and colors and is well-loved for its sturdy construction and heavy weight, water resistant canvas.

Shade Tree Greetings' "Actual Pictures" are recognized as one of the best-selling greeting card lines in the industry. Nostalgic photographs and clever, funny verses make these cards a success. Go to our website to browse over 300 styles. GREAT introductory programs and free fixtures.

snoozies!® are not socks and they're not slippers - sort of a crossover between the two and that's why we call them "foot coverings"! snoozies!® are made with a brushed fleece exterior in colorful & fun printed patterns and then lined with a soft Sherpa fleece inside.

Spring Street is proud to offer the finest assortment of personal, home, and office accessories. Our extensive product lines are all theme oriented, from baby to bride and beyond. All of our gift items are hand epoxy enameled and adorned with faux jewel encrusted motifs. Many of our designs are inspired from the famed Soho district of New York City where the very real Spring Street is located.

Sunbelt Marketing Group, Inc. Licensed functional and decorative giftware for the home and tailored for the men's market, i.e. (clocks, signs, coat/key racks, salt and pepper shakers, bottle openers, shelves, picture frames, games key chains and more). Licenses include Coca-Cola, General Motors, Pepsi-Cola, Farmall Tractors, Shelby and the Shelby Ford Mustang and Dodge. Product mediums include wood, polyresin, and glass and mixed mediums.

Sunset Vista Designs Inc.: offers you extra margin opportunities, and sells thru at retail. They offer innovative designs, in proven products, with space saving merchandising solutions, and attractive package deals that all add value to the quality products we offer. Many say this is the “best ever” line of innovative gift, garden, and home décor.

Tripar International Inc.: Tripar International is your source for both displays and decorative accessories. Our extensive product line includes a wide assortment of easels, risers, ornament stands, plate racks, mirrors, jewelry displays, and unique display pieces. We are also an excellent source for wine accessories, wall décor, inspirational signs, and cookbook stands. We offer quality with style, low minimums and fast shipping.

Wellspring: a great gift and stationery line. We bring art and organization to everyday life! Our products include: hand-painted ceramic pieces, note pads, Flip Notes, compacts, pill boxes, recipe books, and much more!

Sterling Industries Bought by Pennsylvania Company

ELK Lighting has purchased home furnishings vendor Sterling Industries, according to a joint statement released by Elk Lighting CEO Bradford Smith and Sterling Industries CEO and founder John Scott.

"The combination of these two home furnishing industry leaders will deliver the most expansive product offering in North America," Smith said. "This comprehensive strategy positions the company for dynamic cross promotional opportunities and ultimate flexibility that is seldom achievable in the home furnishings arena."

"Our customers will be the ultimate winner from this agreement," Scott said. "Sterling will offer buyers the same great style and selection under the Sterling Industries banner, now coupled with the powerful support of Elk Lighting." Scott, through a consulting arrangement with Elk, will be offering John Scott Designs as a key component of Sterling's future product offerings. Further terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Elk Lighting, headquartered in Nesquehoning, Pa., is a manufacturer and importer of indoor and outdoor residential, designer and commercial lighting fixtures. The company, founded in 1983, distributes over 3,000 products under Elk Lighting, Landmark Lighting, Dimond Lighting and Baldinger Architectural Lighting. The company also carries the licensed brands of Trump Home, Biltmore Estates, and mary-kateandashley. This is Elk Lighting's second acquisition in recent months. In June 2010, Elk acquired Baldinger Lighting, a 117-year-old company in the commercial and hospitality industries.

Sterling Industries, founded in the mid-1990s, specializes in decorative accessories, portable lighting and accent furniture at moderate price points. Sterling showrooms will continue to conduct business as usual at Americasmart in Atlanta, the World Trade Center in Dallas, and the International Home Furnishings Center in High Point.

Quick Industry News


NYIGF Accepting Applications For Design-Focused Divisions

Accent on Design® & Handmade® due October 29; A+ due December 3

WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 10, 2010… Designers, artists and manufacturers are invited to submit applications for four juried, design-focused divisions of the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®): Accent on Design®; A+™: The Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design; Handmade® Designer Maker; Handmade Global Design. The winter 2011 NYIGF runs Saturday, January 29, through Thursday, February 3, 2011, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94. “We encourage innovative and creative designers with new takes on home, gift and lifestyle resources to apply,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. “NYIGF provides the ideal venue to foster and support emerging talents and design-focused business.” Applications and more information will be available online at


Gina B Designs Money CardsNew Greeting Cards Announced

PLYMOUTH, MN: Gina B. Designs, Inc. introduces 30 new Greeting Cards this month.  The cards feature colorful art with simple, sincere messages for all occasions. Free Display Fixtures available. MRP: $2.25-$2.50.