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March 2016
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Labor Report Has Good News for Retail

Two consecutive months of more than 50,000 retail jobs being added to the workforce may indicate improving fortunes for retailers generally. The most recent Bureau of Labor and Statistics report on employment in the USA shows more than 100,000 jobs have been created in the retail sector since the beginning of 2016.

According to the report, in February, more than 55,000 jobs were added in the retail sector, or about 23$ of the total 242,000 jobs added. This comes on the heels of January, in which 52,000 retail jobs were created. Many industry watchers say this can only be the result of improving health for retail.

New Federal Report Has Encouraging Indications for Retail Business NBC News quotes Georgetown University professor of public policy Harry Holzer: "I view this mostly as a good report. The job creation number was very good. [Growth] remains encouraging." (source).

A couple of factors are credited with the improvement in retailers' fortunes. The price of oil and the weather.

"The low cost of gasoline and heating oil and natural gas are, I think, a big part of the reason for the big uptick in service jobs," said Mitchell Goldberg, president of ClientFirst Strategy, in the NBC report. "We're starting to see some of that money get spent more freely."

But it could also be due to something as mundane as the weather, according to National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz. “Weather has a serious impact on the retail industry, and when cold winter weather finally made its appearance shoppers headed to stores and brought shopping patterns to a good level,” Kleinhenz said. “This solid report shows that the consumer is confident and continuing to shop.” (source).

So, low oil prices, the weather or both; either way, good news is welcome.

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Mar. 2016
2-4 Atlanta
5-8 Chicago
6-8 Las Vegas
9-16 Anaheim
19-21 Sturbridge, MA
30-Apr. 2 Dallas
Apr. 2016
1-3 Memphis
1-3 Portland
2-5 Boston
8-10 St. Paul
12-15 New York
16-18 Petosky, MI
16-21 High Point
30-May 1 Columbus
May 2016
2-3 Jackson MS
16-18 Dallas

June 2016
2-4 Las Vegas
22-28 Dallas
26-28 Columbus
26-28 New York
26-29 Orlando
EZ Ribbon indicates a CAMEO EZ© web site.

Aspen River CandlesEZ Ribbon embraces the history and folklore of the 1880’s and the simple sophistication of Aspen, Colorado, in the 21st century. The company's mission is to offer quality candles with a long and clean burn time. Aspen River candles are based upon creative and distinctive fragrances utilizing unique designs and containers; offering the most sought after fragrances from around the world. The complex blends of fruits, floral, spices, and natural botanicals are carefully combined to help create a mood, a smile, a desire, or a memory of a place.

BandilacEZ Ribbon features custom, hand-crafted, laser engraved gifts and accessories, made in USA. In addition to its own designs, the company welcomes Custom and Private Label projects. With your logo, artwork or other image, Bandilac will create a personalized, custom product. With great price points, low setup charges and fast turnaround, Bandilac's Custom program provides great branding and promotional opportunities for your business.

B McVan DesignsEZ Ribbon is a designer and manufacturer of gift, home and garden products available wholesale to the trade. Exceptional quality, beauty and functionality abound in its extensive products lines. Thousands of both everyday and holiday designs.

Beaucoup DesignsEZ Ribbon offers a broad spectrum jewelry line that includes charms to go with necklaces and bracelets, earrings, rings, cuff bracelets, hair accessories, and necklaces. The company holds a very unique place in the market because the founder started out in the industry as a retailer and now is a manufacturer who still has retail locations for test marketing.

Cala HomeEZ Ribbon is a new division of Conimar Group, LLC. The Cala Home initial offering includes elegant hardboard table mats and coasters, packaged as a set of four in attractive gift boxes. Each of the 30 new licensed collections is designed for today's casual dining and entertaining lifestyle, with a focus on art-driven transitional and contemporary on-trend patterns.

Cameo GlassEZ Ribbon transforms your cherished photos into stunning translucent Glass Prints. Freestanding and visible from both sides, Cameo Glass makes unique gifts and awards that captures life's special moments.

Camille Beckman is known worldwide for the quality of their fine creams and lotions. For the past 18 years, this 'Made in America' product has been rated #1 in the personal care industry and continues to offer formulas based on rich and wholesome ingredients, blending small batches and using hand-crafted, old-fashioned methods that create a difference you can feel! Being that personal care products are an indispensable item for many gift shops, Camille Beckman is a natural choice because of their 27 years of service to the locally owned gift industry.

Candles and Quotes:EZ Ribbon Our 100% All Natural All Soy Candles are made by us "The Soy Sisters". We pour each and every candle by hand and use only Essential Oils to fragrance our candles. Our candles are 100% Eco-Friendly. Each candle comes with a beautiful quote, that is either meaningful, funny or down right crazy. If you don't see what you like ask "The Soy Sisters" and we will make it for you. We personalize all of our candles so your own uniqueness and quirky personality can be put on a candle. So watch what you say because it may wind up on a candle!

Clarissa Tumblers:EZ Ribbon The Clarissa Tumblers' motto is: There's no order that's too big or too small - we do them all! Our customers are our priority and enjoy receiving our services to provide them with quality custom and personalized tumblers for their weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, golf tournaments, family reunions, custom brand marketing, and more. Clarissa Tumblers is passionate about tumblers, and knows that their tumblers are second to none, and pride themselves on their superior customer service.

Coast Lamp ManufacturingEZ Ribbon was established and incorporated in the state of Florida in 1955. Now, a North Carolina Corporation since 1975, located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. We are a family owned and operated company. Our product is UL/ULC listed and approved and made in the USA. Customer satisfaction and a long lasting relationship are our goals. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Cody Foster & Co. got its start in holiday ornaments, but now produces many lines and collections of home decor items. When designing, Cody draws inspiration from many sources but especially from offbeat vintage pieces and unconventional antiques. Almost all items are handmade, using honest materials and finishes. Cody Foster's products are meant to be joyful additions to the home that over time become family collectibles that are passed down to the next generation.

Divinity BoutiqueEZ Ribbon is a gift company that is focused on trendy and fun gifts that feature inspirational verse and themes.

Elegant BabyEZ Ribbon Elegant Baby® understands that babies deserve style just as fresh as they are! Our marvelous collection of baby products is full of bold colors and spectacular designs. From traditional to contemporary, today's baby gift is sure to become tomorrow's treasure. Pro ducts ranging from My First Rubber Ducky to My First Baby Bible, My First Baby Blankie, My First Baby Jeans to the iconic silver spoon, Elegant Baby is where style meets tradition.

FlashPoint CandleEZ Ribbon Winning design awards for visual display and honors for her entrepreneurial excellence, Drea Groeschel leads the vision for FlashPoint Candle and pushes the limits of product design and on-trend collections for retailers around the world. FlashPoint Candle is known for specialty, high quality handmade items – artful and well crafted – each with a story.

Flirt ProductsEZ Ribbon just opened its CAMEO EZ© website. Founded in 2012, Flirt Products is the leading company in the latest fashion jewelry designs. Collections include Genuine Stone, Cross, Blingy, Rope, Pearl, Glass and States. Flirt designs every product with the retailer in mind by offering a great price point with almost two times the markup capabilities and the latest trends.

Gently Spoken:EZ Ribbon Our dream is to touch a million hearts with words of affirmation and encouragement. Thanks to YOU, our dream is becoming a reality. PEAS are changing hearts and lives! Turn the pages and you'll discover why. Featuring the "Eat Your Peas" books.

GetSassy'sEZ Ribbon has fun, colorful, cool, hip gifts that are sure to bring a smile to everyones face! From flour sack towels to baby and toddler t-shirts, koozies, wooden memo holders and linens, Get Sassys designs make shopping fun!

Gina B. DesignsEZ Ribbon 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.

Golden Hill Studios EZ Ribbonwas created in 1999. The business started with Hand Painted Glassware. All glassware Collections are designed and hand painted in Western New York. GHS have expanded to include unique and interesting gifts and decor. Most of these products are designed on Golden Hill and then carefully crafted by master artisans from around the world. Golden Hill Studio has now become recognized as a brand that offers distinguished Gifts & Table Decor for the most discerning of homes.

Goods 4 U GlobalEZ Ribbon is a sales rep agency "caring and sharing Artisan goods from around the globe," offering handmade, fair trade, socially responsible goods created by local artisans in many countries.

Healing Crystals EZ Ribbon is a leading online global provider of quality crystals. With customers around the world and over 2,000 different crystal assortments, and metaphysical products, the company has become a recognized and trusted market leader. Established in 2003, Healing Crystals' retail site ( has become the leading educator and retailer of crystal products. The company has over 1 million followers on social media and attracts a loyal and passionate audience who are drawn to crystals for solace, energy, healing and enjoyment.

Isa's NaturalsEZ Ribbon is a forward thinking personal-care products company. Our products include therapeutic bath salts, body cleansers and moisturizers. At Isa's, we draw our inspiration from Ethnobotany - the relationship between people and plants.

Jack Rabbit CreationsEZ Ribbon works hard to bring you heirloom-quality toys and gifts that adults and kids love. The company's products are updated twists on classics, with original art and amazing packaging. Jack Rabbit prefers to use wood, tin, cotton and other natural materials for its designs, favoring a "no batteries required" approach.

Jozie B: What is Jozie B? Or, rather, who is Jozie B? She's a friend, she's a sister, a mother, a daughter, a neighbor. She loves to give gifts that lift the spirit with words and a touch of style. She's you... she's me...she's Jozie B. Jozie B first entered the general wholesale gift market to retailers in 2012. She offers a variety of gift items, including wall plaques, wine accessories, mugs, pillowcases, jewelry, and much more! Jozie wants her gifts, which are at affordable, everyday prices, to celebrate and uplift a woman's friends and family members, through both the gift's inspirational wording and its stylish appearance.

JTP WholesaleEZ Ribbon : JTP Wholesale is a wholesale website offering monogrammed bathroom tissue, coasters and a line of t-shirts for the young and old: Future Jock t-shirts and onesies and X-Jock adult t-shirts.

Kitchen Happy: EZ RibbonThe Kitchen Happy Pledge: Listen to buyers. Cook up clever new MADE IN USA products. Ship complete orders quickly. Offer custom options. Exude a contagious sense of family.

LIzbeth Jane DesignsEZ Ribbon features frames, all made in USA, with a variety of paint colors and fabrics. Many of the products are cut by hand. Collections include Multi-board Frames, Rectangle Frames, Relevant Word, Pet/Hunting, No Place Like Home, Baby, Santa Suit (Christmas/Holiday) and other themes.

For over 20 years, MikWrightEZ Ribbon has set the pace for outlandish, provocative humor. Pairing images from bygone days with contemporary humor, the company's Birthday and All-Occasion greeting cards are sure to bring a laugh.

My Fun ColorsEZ Ribbon offers fast-selling fashion jewelry at great margins. Based in Colorado Springs, CO, the company was launched in September, 2012 when an international airline captain and a 20 year jewelry industry veteran joined forces to bring a hot, new jewelry program to the market.

Oak Patch GiftsEZ Ribbon product lines encompass a vast array of different items including jewelry, coffee mugs, party goods, humor items and juvenile products under the brands Jody Coyote, Cross of the Trinity, Monarch Inspirations, MIXMATCH, Laid Back, and Laid Back Kids. Oak Patch Gifts sells wholesale to over 10,000 retail stores in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

Pure Factory Naturals:EZ Ribbon With over a decade of experience in natural skin care, PUREfactory Naturals delivers a fresh and fun approach with a modern and sincere take on skin care. Our commitment speaks loud and clear: natural is best and simplicity is beautiful.

Red Carpet Studios, Ltd.: All Jazzed Up Fashion Accessories for Fall & Spring. A wide range of Giftware for the Home & Garden. Visit our website for New Products & Specials.

Richard E. BishopEZ Ribbon Features Men's gifts like glass and mug sets, decanter sets, and "Tipsy Wine Glasses". Also the company features a variety of old-book-themed photo albums, binders and storage boxes.

Seeds of HappinessEZ Ribbon started out as leftover lumps of clay Mark Borella made into little smiles to give out to friends who were going through hard times and need a little smile. That was in 2006. Since then Mark has given out thousands of smiles to folks, a handful at a time. In turn, they share them and the story with their friends in need of a smile. Those people then share with more friends and keep the story going. Seeds of Happiness are all over the planet by now.

Shelley Kyle is among the most talented and innovative leaders in the fragrance industry today. When she began her company, The Shelley Kyle Collection, almost 17 years ago, it was an immediate success. The company evolved "one fragrance at a time" over the years and continues to amaze those who follow the Shelley Kyle wave.

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.

Spiker BrandsEZ Ribbon is the creator and wholesale distributor of the Spiker Lifestyle Holder, the original made-in-America holder for all your items at the beach, river, lake, lawn and more. Sand Spikes, Beach Spikers, Cup Holders, Beach Beverage Holder, American Made, Made in USA.

Stephanie DawnEZ Ribbon quilted handbags are fun, functional and fresh. All colors and patterns are designed with modern American women of all ages in mind. Finally, a stylish and high quality handbag line that is EXCLUSIVELY MADE IN THE USA.

Stephers Inc.EZ Ribbon: Greeting cards featuring 100% Dead Sea Bath salts, funny sea characters, and a little 'BE HAPPY' meditation to lift your spirits ~ LIFE CHANGING SEA SALTS right in your very own tub! SPA CARDS. "TRANSFORMING HUMANITY ONE BATH AT A TIME".

Sunburst, a USA manufacturer, leads the way in resort jewelry, gifts, souvenirs, name programs, customs, educational and trendy accessories. A variety of metals including sterling silver, 14kt gold, solid copper and natural metals is available. Sunburst's turnkey display programs are a shopper's delight and a retailer's best friend! Enjoy the convenience of upc priced merchandise delivered fully packaged and ready for sale.

Sunday GreetingsEZ Ribbon is a greeting card company that started when Brenda Kellman made a homemade birthday card for her husband Alan. Brenda's photography is on the cover of the company's greeting cards for every occasion.

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 decor, inspirational signs, and cookbook stands. We offer quality with style, low minimums and fast shipping.

Unforgettaballs:EZ Ribbon "The finest collection of artwork printed on baseballs in the world" is our tagline. The products are baseballs with a variety of designs printed on them. Some are images of famous stadiums, and other baseball themes, but others are messages for special occasions or just "Cool Design Baseballs".

UnitensilEZ Ribbon is an all-in-one reusable too. It is ultra-lightweight, ultra-portable, ultra-compact. Never again will you be without a fork, knife or spoon. Unitensil is available in a single pack or 3-pack with travel sleeve.

Unpossible Cuts: EZ Ribbon"We Make Fun" is the company's tagline. Created by two San Francisco East Bay artists, Domingo Daquioag and Philip Eggleston, Unpossible Cuts' laser-cut jewelry designs are inspired by iconic imagery and feature designs from up and coming artists. The lines include necklaces, earrings, pins and clocks.

Unwined Candles:EZ Ribbon A glass of wine. Candlelight. The makers of Unwined Candles know that it's the little things in life that make it worthwhile. We handcraft our candles using elegantly rustic reused wine bottles and all natural soy wax infused with relaxing scents. You'll find the difference in the fine details of our candles. "Every day is a great day to Unwined".

Vintage Reef:EZ Ribbon A Coastal Jewelry Collection crafted with Freshwater Pearls, Cultured Sea Glass & Genuine Shells. The Vintage Reef collection is available wholesale to the trade and perfect for Coastal Boutiques, Surf Shops and Aquarium/Museum Gift Stores. The majority of the company's line is assembled by their team in New Jersey, and custom requests are certainly welcome.

Wellspring makes functional products with fresh designs for companies that sell gifts. Great fun and cute personal accessories designed for the purse, stationery designed for organization and Flip Notes- the best-selling slim notepad consistently ranked by retailers as a top 10 in sell through. Perfect 4th quarter pick up gifts at under $10 retail- a sweet spot with today's consumer. Now with collegiate logos!

White Mountain PuzzlesEZ Ribbon is ahead of the pack when it comes to puzzles with educational content. Why not learn something while doing a puzzle? If you love to travel, why not put together an entertaining birds eye view of KEY WEST, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, BOSTON or NEW ENGLAND? Or work on a puzzle of states like MICHIGAN, ILLINOIS, OHIO, VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA or GEORGIA? Or learn something about PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY or THE CIVIL WAR? These challenging projects take artists like DAVID HARRISON WRIGHT, DEB MARCONI, GARY TORISSI, and MAUREEN RUPPRECHT months to create.

Zees Inc.EZ Ribbon has introducted innovative products designed to make eating and drinking more convenient and fun since 1993. Zees Inc. is known for beer glasses and tumblers, wine & champagne glasses, wine bottle stoppers, beer, water and soda can coolers, beverage dispensers, water bottles, cocktail glasses & mugs, lunch, beach and picnic bags, and more. All drinkware is BPA-free.

Quick Industry News

Tyna Atchison Joins Sassy Stuff

Sassy Stuff has announced a new partner to the company, Tyna Atchison. Sassy Stuff founder LaDean Diercoff says, "Tyna has had a long time interest in the company, and comes to us with sales experience and a drive to continue to grow and expand the company. We feel that this partnership will allow the business to continue to flourish and I know that with Tyna as part of our team, we will make this happen." The company continues to offer its hand crafted Wine Tipsies, Beverage Koozies and Boobie Wine Glasses, just to name a few. These items are great for keeping any beverage and wine cold while giving some flair to your drinking experience. All Sassy Stuff products are embellished with rhinestones, embroidered with "ATTITUDE" and hand crafted to perfection. Made in the USA, Sassy Stuff's unique product line gives drinking any beverage a new look. "Give your business some Sass and your customers some drinking flair, says Diercoff, "and raise your glass again to our new partner, Tyna Atchison. The new addition to the growth of Sassy Stuff. You will be happy you did!"


Cala HomeCala Home, a new division of Conimar Group, LLC, has a brand new CAMEO EZ© website. The Cala Home initial offering includes elegant hardboard table mats and coasters, packaged as a set of four in attractive gift boxes. Each of the 30 new licensed collections is designed for today's casual dining and entertaining lifestyle, with a focus on art-driven transitional and contemporary on-trend patterns. Cala Home is proud to feature the WILLIAMSBURG brand with 14 signature collections. The designs are inspired by 18th century sources found within the museum collections of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The history and story behind each of the designs is included in every boxed gift set.

Lizbeth Jane DesignsLIzbeth Jane Designs just opened its new wholesale website. Lizbeth Jane features frames, all made in USA, with a variety of paint colors and fabrics. Many of the products are cut by hand. Collections include Multi-board Frames, Rectangle Frames, Relevant Word, Pet/Hunting, No Place Like Home, Baby, Santa Suit (Christmas/Holiday) and other themes.

Zees Inc.Zees Inc. recently launched its new CAMEO EZ© wholesale website featuring beer glasses and tumblers, wine & champagne glasses, wine bottle stoppers, beer, water and soda can coolers, beverage dispensers, water bottles, cocktail glasses & mugs, lunch, beach and picnic bags, and more. Since 1993, Zees Inc. has introducted innovative products designed to make eating and drinking more convenient and fun. As a company that cares about helping the environment, all of its bottles and drinkware are BPA-free.

Healing CrystalsHealing Crystals is another new CAMEO EZ© wholesale ordering site that has just been opened. Healing Crystals' products have been available online since 2003 at their retail site, and has become the leading educator and retailer of crystal products. With over 1 million followers on social media, Healing Crystals attracts a loyal and passionate audience. Featured lines include all natural Crystal Jewelry, Cut and Polished Crystals, Tumbled Stones, Natural Crystals and other accessories. Several Intro Packs are also available designed to give your retail store an opportunity to get started with a great sampling of a variety of products.

CAMEO EZ© is the B2B e-commerce system developed by OmegaNet Inc., publisher of this newsletter, for use by retailers in ordering inventory for their stores. A partial list of CAMEO EZ sites can be found at the company's portals such as,,,,, and A complete list of sites is available in the "Directory" on