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Christmas is Closing in!

Christmas shopping season is officially upon us, whether you want it to be or not! Halloween is about a week away and all the savvy shoppers are already checking people off their lists. The last-minute people are about to come out in droves to your store, and you want to be prepared!

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Warmies Continues to Rack Up Awards

Warmies is one of eleven brands to be honored with the award, which recognizes products and services excelling in production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

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The Gift & Home Trade Association 2022 Conference

This week we sat down with our VP of Operations, Bob Watson, who happens to be the newly elected president of the Gift & Home Trade Association, and picked his brain about the recent GHTA conference in Tampa, Florida. Read the blog to see some fresh insights on our industry!

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Autumn Apparel Show

October Apparel show is coming up, and it’s the last chance to stock your store for Fall! What should you be looking for? Today we will get a taste of the latest Apparel trends for Fall so you can road map your store’s aesthetic for the coming months!

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Thinking about Spring?

With leaves just starting to drop from tree branches, and temperatures finally beginning to dip, it’s difficult to think about ordering for next Spring. After all, it is technically still summer! But, anyone with a little time in this industry knows that it is time to jump on Spring Prebook opportunities before they fade away with the summer sun!

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No Tricks, Just Tips for a Spooktacular Fall!

Did you go to a big box store recently and happen to notice that Fall and Halloween merchandise is everywhere? Pumpkins are outside and ripe for the picking, candy is overflowing from the grocery shelves, and, my personal favorite, Halloween Oreos, are back! But, how do these big box stores relate to sales at small businesses? What do you need to know to make the Fall and Halloween season a success at your store? 

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Work With Your Rep.

Explore the Link Experience unlike any other with our Representatives.  With a trusted advisor by your side, you will have insights to market trends access to new lines, and personalized shopping times.
Connect with your Link Rep and shop without hassle.

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Fall is Here!

The Link experienced our biggest summer ever! We know our retailer partners are primed for a big fall. Summer was solid for most stores, especially in tourist areas, and this generally translates well for fall consumer buying habits. Customers spent the summer traveling and are now back into daily routines and shopping local. Consumer confidence remains very high, and retail indicators point to a very good third and fourth quarter. So, are you ready?

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It's Pre-Booking Season!

As a retailer, it’s incredibly important to pre-book: this puts you first in line for the “what’s new” shipment. Check out early-buy programs from these incredible holiday lines. 

February 2022

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Best Selling Apparel from Market

Learn about our best-selling apparel items from Market! Click to shop & stay up-to-date on fashion trends in 2022.

February 2022

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Top 10 Bestsellers from January Market

Thank you for an INCREDIBLE Market! Read to learn about our BESTSELLERS & click links to automatically order!

January 2022

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That's a Wrap!

It's time for a recap on retail in 2021 (and what's to come)!

Holiday spending has the potential to shatter previous records, as the National Retail Federation forecast that holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5 percent and 10.5 percent 

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It's Spring Pre-Book Season!

You've probably heard this from us before, but we can't say it enough: ORDER AHEAD OF TIME!

Retailers often make the mistake of over-preparing for the holiday season and under-preparing for the transitional period between winter and spring. 

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Fall Fun

Happiness and fun are trends we keep seeing throughout 2021— especially moving into fall. Likely a response to pandemic woes, these uplifting trends provide comfort to your customers. 

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Planning Ahead

Although the summer show season is officially over, it was phenomenally successful! Retail is still strong as ever— just plan accordingly to avoid potential shipping crises. 

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Back to School Buys

The time is NOW to prep for Holiday and Spring '22! But first— Have you ordered your fall inventory yet? Don't fret, The Link is here to help! We've selected the perfect products to help you ease into fall and prep for the upcoming seasons. 

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First Signs of Fall with The Link Co.

As fall approaches, so do retail trends. Stay ahead of the game: take advantage of autumn inventory and keep up with fall product trends.

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Best-Selling Products from July Market: It's the Roaring 20s!

There’s a commonality among our best-sellers at July ATL Market… Read to learn about a ‘Roaring 20s’ trend between top sellers: fun, unique, exciting, classic, & one-of-a-kind.

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Make a Virtual Appointment!

Making a virtual appointment is now easier than ever!

Make a virtual appointment HERE!

You can still be a part of Market even if you aren't here in person; meet us virtually!

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4 New Lines!

We're introducing FOUR new lines that you need in your store: Manual Woodworkers, Bourbon Royalty Candle Co., Epic Jewelry Designs, and Broken Top Brands!

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Make an appointment to see these new brands at the July Atlanta Market HERE.

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July Show Details + M80 Concert!

Read our blog to learn about food, show specials, & more...

LUNCH SERVED DAILY! Sandwiches, chips, & snacks galore!

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Make an Appointment for the July Atlanta Market

D O N ' T  D E L A Y

The time is NOW to register and make an appointment for the July Atlanta Market! Trust us; it's better to make an appointment sooner rather than later.

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It's a Red, White, and Blue Summer

It's a Red, White, and Blue Summer with The Link Companies! Show off your dedication to the USA by crossmerchandising red, white, and blue products, designing USA-themed displays, and creating unique patriotic sales promotions.

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New, New, New!

There's lots of N E W happening at The Link! Between a new WEBSITE, new PRODUCTS, and new SHOWROOM SPACE, it's important to stay-up-to date with us to help both you and your customers.

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Father's Day Gifts Linked by Characteristic!

Nobody ever knows what to get Dad for Fathers' Day.  This year, we’ve narrowed down some perfect gifts using traits that make Dad special. This will impress any shopper!

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Link Companies to Integrate New Juniper Digital Tools

Juniper is a full suite of B2B digital sales and marketing solutions designed to facilitate wholesale buying and selling across all channels –at market, online or on the road. The Juniper suite includes a B2B wholesale digital marketplace, software enablement tools for sales, customer and product data management and branded ecommerce web sites, designed to seamlessly connect physical and digital channels. 

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Brand New Line: Myra Bags

These bags are 100% genuine leather and cowhide. With thousands of bags and constant new styles coming out, there is a bag for everyone. This India based brand has been wildly successful for the Link and is available to view in Total Accessories and the Link2Sales showrooms. 

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Brand New Line: Makeup Junkie Bags

Makeup Junkie Bags were featured on the Emmy Award winning TV show, Shark Tank. They are made in Texas and come with a lifetime warranty! These flat laying bags can hold full-sized makeup palletes and hair products and open from the middle for ease of access. You can find this line in Total Accessories and the Southern Link showrooms.

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The Link Companies Announces a New Employee Stock Ownership Program 

The company is now an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program), meaning the Rosenkampff brothers sold the business to The Link Company’s employees. 

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Link Customers and Vendors Raised over $100,000 in Donations

The Link Companies announced more than $100,000 in donations to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Wellspring Living. The monies raised came from Link Companies’ employees, individual donors, participating vendors and customers. 

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