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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

ASD/AMD – Las Vegas Show – Feb 28, 2010 – March 3, 2010

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The Las Vegas ASD/AMD show starts on Sunday, February 28 and runs through Wednesday March 3. This is one of the biggest shows in the country and you should be able to find wholesalers, importers and closeout suppliers that can truly make a difference to your bottom line.

The show is broken down into four main categories outlined below:

Value & Variety

Located on the Upper & Lower Levels of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Value & Variety  porition of the show has great Deals on apparel, convenience items, electronics, military & personal security merchandise, household and outdoor goods. If you have or are starting a dollar store take your time and really look for your suppliers in this area of the show.

Gift & Toy

Located on the lower level of the Sands Expo Center. You will find toy and novelty merchandise which includes plush manufactures, games, and dolls. If you are a gift retailer you will find plenty of margin building products as well from some of the top Chinese importers.


The upper level of the Sands Expo contains some great fashion, costume, and finer jewelry wholesalers. Jewelry is one of the biggest margin producing categories in retail.  Having been to the show over the last 10 years we know you can find some great jewelry suppliers to really drive your store profit margins.

Style & Beauty

Located in the Upper Level of the Sands Expo Center you can find some great HBA (Health and Beauty Aids) wholesale suppliers. You should also find some really good fashion accessories suppliers as well.

Show Hours:
February 28  • Sunday – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 1 • Monday – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 2 • Tuesday  – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
March 3 • Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you can only get to one show during the year this one show you should not miss.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Great Lakes Wholesale – glwholesale.com

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Great Lakes Wholesale located in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a first-class wholesale distributor of grocery products, healthcare merchandise, dry goods and beauty care products to dollar stores, drug stores, grocery stores, retail outlets and other wholesalers. If you are in the Midwestern part U.S. and are looking for a good source to stock your store GLwholesale.com is a great place to start.

They have the following categories listed on the site: Food, Pet, Household Products, Paper Products and Cleaning Supplies, Seasonal Merchandise, Outdoor & Sports, Beauty Care, Health Care. They have many branded wholesale grocery and HBA products as well.

Great Lakes Wholesale ships throughout the U.S. and will ship container and less then container loads internationally as well. They even can ship product via train if you so desire, this can be an effective method of shipment for larger orders given the current increases in full truckload shipping rates.

They will not ship to individual consumers, so they require business license information or state tax ID prior to allowing you full access of the site. They also have a full showroom in Grand Rapids that you can visit to see the extensive product assortment that they carry. If you are not able to make it to the showroom you can also see them at numerous tradeshows throughout the year.

Make sure to check out the closeout deals and skid deal categories.

Company Information:

Minimum Order: They ask that orders be around $1,000 dollar per order

Address: 3729 Patterson Avenue, SE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512

Phone: 616-261-9393

Fax: 616-261-2887

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Regent Products www.regentproducts.com is a general merchandise and dollar store supplier located in River Grove, Illinois. They have multiple showrooms located in Miami, Detroit and Philadelphia as well as attending the major trade shows. Being in so many locations makes it easier for you to review the entire line of 3,000 general merchandise products that they carry. They have a diverse product line that covers 20 categories which also includes a great selection of seasonal products. The have been in business since 1985 and are a direct importer and buyer of branded closeouts.

They have a basic site that allows you to order as well as request catalogs. The ordering process is secure, however, the navigation can be a bit confusing so take your time and look around and go back to the category pages to find additional products if you get lost. You should also note the closeout products section towards the bottom of the site as they currently are running a .25 cent special.

Again if you are looking for seasonal merchandise, they have you covered and you can order the catalogs showing on the home page very easily. They currently are showing the catalogs for the following holidays: Halloween merchandise, Christmas merchandise as well as spring/summer products.

Company Information:

Order Minimum: $1,000

Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex, Money Orders, Cashiers Checks, Open Account approved credit

Regent Products Corporate Office and Showroom
8999 Palmer, River Grove, Illinois 60171-1926
Phone 708.583.1000 Fax 708.583.1400

Detroit Showroom
23840 W. 8 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48034

Miami Showroom
5390 N.W. 161st Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Philadelphia Showroom
300 E Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134

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Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 6:02 am


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Kole Imports has created a unique site geared specifically for those resellers looking for turnkey promotional programs. They have taken best selling items and combined it with attractive packaging design so that you can create an instant store promo. Right now the site is offering free shipping for orders over $1,000 and with the programs they offer it would be easy to hit this amount and save on shipping expense.They have broken the site down by types of promos you might need depending on the type of store or location within the store. They have thought of everything to make it simple for you and your staff.

Multi Item Full Pallet or Multi Item Half Pallet

Promo Mixed Pallets

These contain a mix of top selling products by department. They currently have these pallets in the following departments: Toy, Hardware, Automotive, Swimming, General Merchandise, Housewares and Pets. This is the type of program you would see at major chains stores or grocery stores sitting on end caps or in major isles. All you need to do with either of these programs is place the pallet on the sales floor, unwrap and start selling. It is a natural way to draw attention and sales. They have also created a premium pallet product program as well.

Floor Display or Counter Display

Counter and Floor Display

If you don’t have room for the pallet programs that is o.k. because they also have taken the best sellers and made Floor and Counter Displays. The site currently shows over 50 floor display and around 20 counter displays.

You can contact them at: (800)874-7766 or go directly to the site www.promopallets.com

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Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 10:25 am

Eagle Eye Wholesalers – Branded Closeout Products

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If you are looking for branded closeout merchandise, the top brands that you can find in any grocery or drug store across the country, Eagle Eye Wholesalers has what you are looking for. Wes and his team specialize in HBA (Health and Beauty Aids) product that is branded, they obtain product from all over the country, and the condition of the product can vary from original case pack and shelf pull to store returns. The majority of the product they sell is in near perfect condition. Since they have product arriving weekly it is a resource that you must stay on top of to see what they have to offer.

Sample of Shelf Pull Cover Girl merchandise….

Cover Girl Makeup New Shelf Pulls

They like to use the following line to describe the type of deal you get when buying from them “We buy cheap, so we sell cheap! Yes, the price is cheap but the product is not!” The product they sell is guaranteed and customer satisfaction is their main priority.

At this time they are working to get a website going, so for now you can see what they post at Closeout Central or you can contact them via email at eewholesale@hotmail.com

Note: (For Clarity Purpose) – I have worked with Wes in the past on buying product and deals and can tell you I have never had one issue in all my dealings.

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Friday, January 18, 2008 at 9:15 pm

Kole Imports – Dollar Store and Discount Store Supplier

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Rob and Danny Kole are the founders of Kole Imports. They have spent the last 20+ years becoming one of the largest dollar and discount store wholesalers in the U.S. With all the years of experience importing merchandise, they have an expert grasp of the top selling products for discount and dollar stores. They warehouse over 3,000 different skus in a state of the art warehouse and pride themselves on having one of the best fulfillment operations in the business. What that means for you is that you will benefit from one of the top order fill rate percentages, order ship time and accuracy rates. They understand that taking the order is not the only thing you must be good at, you must take the time to build a company that does everything right from top to bottom, allowing them to have loyal and happy customers that will order over and over.

Weather you are new to the world of wholesale or a veteran, they have a sales staff that will make your life much easier in selecting the right product for your business and driving your bottom line.

Contact Information:

Web Site: www.koleimports.com 

KOLE IMPORTS, 24600 Main Street, Carson, CA 90745
Phone: (800)874-7766 Email: email@koleimports.com

Kole Show Room

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