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  • As Retail Reaches Its Tipping Point, Double Down on Service

    If you’re a small business owner, much of the recent news surrounding retail is grim (see: boarded store fronts, ghost town malls, the internet consuming in-person sales). Retail, one of the largest contributors to our economy, is reaching its tipping point, and with each new acquisition made by an e-commerce giant, the tipping point draws nearer.

    The world of retail is changing. Technology has made it possible for goods to be delivered by drone, there’s no going back to the hey-days. But the rise of technology does not spell the end of Main St. and brick and mortar retailers, it just means it is time to adapt.

    In a world where technological convenience reigns, the only check on its pervasive rule is service—the strength of service can be flexed in many ways.

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  • Why Us, Why Now

    As a shop owner, you’re often looking to make your store stand out. Usually, the biggest way is by having unique products. Luckily, we’ve created an easy, streamlined place for you to find—and buy—those competitive-edge-gaining items.

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  • Winter 2017 Trade Show Schedule

    Today we excitedly embark on the Winter 2017 trade show circuit. Our first stop: Atlanta, Georgia for AmericasMart Atlanta. If you’re attending this or any of the shows below, make sure to stop by and say hello. We’d love to see you and we’re sure you’ll love to see the newest products in our catalog.

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  • 6 New Additions to The Grommet Wholesale

    New, innovative products are constantly being added to The Grommet Wholesale. Here are the latest:

    The Brow Gal

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    Any woman would jump at the chance for perfect eyebrows everyday. But it's either expensive, time consuming, or both until now. Tonya Crooks, The Brow Gal, a celeb stylist for 12 years, created three grooming tools to bring professional styling into the home. The Skinny Pencil creates natural-looking strokes, provides a fine point, and blends color. The Highlighter Pencil covers imperfections and hair growth. And the Eyebrow Gel holds your A-list work in place all day.  Shop Now

     

    VR Kix

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    For years, virtual reality was only a sci-fi fantasy. Then VR Kix created a headset to access the rapidly growing virtual reality games and apps on Google's public platform, Cardboard. Just place your phone in the goggles and immerse yourself in a 360 degree world. Fight aliens, see Paul McCartney in concert, tour Italy, it's all possible. Founder Joe Elichaa wanted a better headset than the market offered. VR Kix keeps your phone cool with installed vents and secure with a tray to hold it. It's also cushioned so if you get scared by a ghost you won't hurt your face. Yeah, that can happen. Shop Now

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  • Las Vegas Market 2016 Recap

    Like the people who flock to its city for an experience (to put it lightly) they can't get elsewhere, Las Vegas Market spares no expense for the exhibitors and attendees at its trade show.

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    Fiji waters flowed freely, each day ended with complementary (and celebratory) beer and wine, and if you walked through the courtyard between the permanents after the sun fell, it felt like you transported to a nightclub in a Bacardi commercial. Vegas sure knows what it's doing.

    And, being veterans to the show after our debut at Las Vegas Market in August, we, too, felt like we knew what to expect.

    Las Vegas Market is a different show than we see in Dallas, Atlanta, or New York. We find more gift and resort buyers, meet people in an area of the country we don't normally, and with the insane amenities the show provides, more people are attending and the market is solidifying its reputation as the trade show of the western states. Of course, it's possible more people were there last week than in August because it wasn't 100 degrees, but who's to Continue Reading

  • Dallas and Philadelphia Gift Show 2016 Recap

    This past week The Grommet Wholesale Team has been all over the place. We've had a presence at trade shows in Dallas, Philly, and Las Vegas with LA right on our heels. We'll get to the West Coast trips soon, but for now we'll check in on the teams in Philly and Dallas.

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    Report from the Philadelphia Gift Show courtesy of Alexis Brinkman

    Philadelphia was a great show because we were able to stand out. There were a lot of buyers who hadn't heard about The Grommet and excited about us helping them discover new products. Not only were there a lot people new to us, we were getting our first look at Philadelphia which was very exciting. Many buyers said they use Philly as a pre-Atlanta, so I think to have a booth there only reinforces the importance of our presence in Atlanta and other trade shows. We're looking forward to seeing familiar faces at our upcoming trade show stops.
    Philadelphia was very intimate. Some of my conversations lasted between 45 and 80 minutes, which is much different than a fast paced, order-writing show like NYNOW or Atlanta. I love a more personalized shopping experience because I can get to know the retailer, their needs, their limitations, and find the products that are really going to serve them best and engage their customers. I received a total of three hugs at the Philly trade show from retailers, so I think it was important step in creating concrete bonds between The Grommet Wholesale and Retailers, literally.

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  • 9 Products for the Super Bowl

    With Super Bowl Sunday closing in, customers, especially in Denver and Carolina, are looking for products to make hosting their Super Bowl parties easier than a punch in from the goal line. While the idea of sourcing those kinds of products is more daunting than a 3rd and 21, The Grommet Wholesale will help you keep pounding, and clear that high bar by a mile. Those references are for our Panther and Bronco fans. 

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    Nothing kicks off a party like a cold beverage and Magisso has a complete roster of Grommets to keep drinks cold all game. Chill a bottle of wine or individual drinks with their bottle chiller, cool tumblers, and ice bucket. All are made of ceramic requiring only 90 second soak in cold water to keep contents cool for up to four hours. The ceramic magically absorbs the water in a process so mesmerizing guests may watch that instead of the game.

    Just as hypnotizing is Spinchill which clips to a can or wine bottle and, through a conductive process, allows warm liquid at the center of the beverage to flow to the edge. It cools a beverage 20 times faster than most cooling methods and the battery-powered device chills a canned beverage in under three minutes and a bottle of wine in under seven.

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    Once the drinks are cool, you will probably want to, you know, actually drink them. Use GrOpener to open your bottled beverage and catch the cap with one hand. Want to commemorate your awesome move with a celebratory Dab? Pour your drink in the indestructible and fashionable Barluxe first in case you drop it. And if you want to commemorate the party as a whole, place that cap in the Beer Cap Trap of your team’s state.

    The next ingredient for a complete Super Bowl party is food. Burgers and cookies are always crowd pleasers and party hosts can get great field position with Shape + Store which, quite literally, seamlessly stores these foods while forming them into servable portions. Continue Reading

  • What's New on The Grommet Wholesale

    This first week of the new year brings two additions to The Grommet Wholesale catalog. For those unfamiliar, every week innovative new products are added to our 14-category catalog. This week's are...

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    Zubits

    Tying shoes is one of the earliest life skills we learn. You probably still remember the triumph of mastering the double knot. At this stage in life, however, tying your shoes is annoying. The good news is, it's a task of yesteryear thanks to Zubits. These magnetic shoe closures for men, women, and children, turn every laced-shoe into a slip on. They're strong enough to hold during strenuous activities, but pop off easily with a slight heel touch. Not only great for the whole family, Zubits are especially helpful to those with back or hand pain. If you're looking for a game-changing footwear product, Zubits is a shoe-in. Shop Now

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    Vejibag

    When storing vegetables, it seems wrong to do so in plastic bags. You should use something made of high-quality, eco-friendly materials. And you know what? Such a product should be made in America, too. Introducing Vejibag. Made in Maine of moisture-wicking organic cotton to prevent rot and slime, Vejibag provides the humidity vegetables need to keep crisp for weeks. Simply wet Vejibag with cold water and wring, rinse, dry, and place your veggies in the bag, and enjoy them fresher, longer than ever thought possible. Less waste and better eating, that's a winning combo for your wallet and stomach. Shop Now

     

    An exciting first week of 2016 culminates with the commencement of SF Market and the Philadelphia Gift Show. You can find us at both in booths 979 and 1505, respectively. Stop by and say hi! If you're at one of these upcoming shows!

    Are you a Retailer interested in sourcing innovative products for your store? Apply to The Grommet Wholesale here.

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