28 May 2010

Permanent floral arrangements

NDI offers a variety of permanent floral decorations for everyday use and for holidays. Flowers include orchid, lily, hyacinth, magnolia and peony. The catalog is arranged by flower, colorway and style. Styles include Provence, Sante Fe, South Beach Tropical, Wildflower, Window Sill Garden and Winter Holiday.


Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

27 May 2010

Czech glass from a California design team



At the High Point market, SkLO showed vases and other decorative glass items made in the Czech republic. SkLO is a collaboration between Pavel Hanousek, founder of Fusion Z, and the husband-and-wife design team of Karen Gilbert and Paul Pavlak The company can create custom items, and it supplies the contract market.


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Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

26 May 2010

Table lamps, barware, decorative accessories

Andrea by Sadek introduced a wide range of lamps, decorative accessories, animal figurines and barware at the High Point market in April. Styles include Asian, botanical and seaside.

Gingko botanical lamp with a 3-way switch

Asian floral lamp with a white linen shade


Leather and nickel barware
See more items from Sadek at the International Home Furnishings Center's Active Merchandiser online catalog gallery.



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Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

25 May 2010

More lines join TrafficBuilder

press release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


NATURAL LIFE & TERVIS TUMBLER JOIN OTHER VENDORS
IN SUPPORTING RETAILERS WITH INNOVATIVE NEW SYSTEM

TrafficBuilder to be rolled out in mid-June

May 25, 2010—SnapRetail announced the addition of more leading vendors to the list of those who will support retailers with their marketing content in its TrafficBuilder marketing system. Newly announced lines include Arteriors, Murval, Napa Home & Garden, Natural Life, Santa Barbara Studios, Sterling Industries and Tervis Tumbler.

“We view TrafficBuilder as a breakthrough in our ability to support our retailer customers in marketing to their customers,” exclaimed George Schuetz, President of Natural Life. “We love that our retailers can better market to their consumers with new types of marketing- email, Facebook and Twitter.”

“Vendors clearly see this marketing system as pioneering in this industry,” said Ted Teele, CEO of SnapRetail. “This is evidenced by over 75 vendors now having committed to participating in the TrafficBuilder system.”

Previously announced lines include Mud Pie, Midwest-CBK, Lindsay Phillips, Yankee Candle and Evergreen.

TrafficBuilder is an easy-to-use email marketing and social media marketing system for independent retailers that enable them to better market to their customers, resulting in higher store traffic. Vendors provide content in the form of product images, videos and designed emails which are then used by retailers in their marketing communications.

TrafficBuilder is scheduled to be launched in mid-June. Retailers will be able to see demonstrations of the system in SnapRetail showrooms in Dallas, Atlanta and Vegas during the summer markets. They are also invited to participate in free seminars on best practices in electronic marketing, Facebook, and more.


SnapRetail is offering a free 90-day, no-obligation trial of TrafficBuilder to retailers who sign up before June 15, 2010. To learn more about TrafficBuilder and for a list of participating lines, please visit http://www.snapretail.com/trafficbuilder/retailers.asp.

About SnapRetail:
SnapRetail is leading the way to solve the challenge of slowing wholesale and retail sales. With the largest online wholesale MarketPlace in the industry, we help vendors and sales agencies with the “sell to” of products to retailers. Plus, by leveraging the best of e-marketing and social media with the content of leading vendors, we offer the system called TrafficBuilder that retailers need to “sell through” products to consumers. SnapRetail is the complete solution for making retail a snap! More information is available on www.snapretail.com and SnapRetail’s Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/snapretail.

24 May 2010

Furniture, accents for indoors and outdoors

Cyan Design stocks more than 2,100 decorative home furnishings, including furniture, lighting, wall decor, garden items and accessories. See more at the International Home Furnishing Center's Active Merchandiser online catalog gallery.



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