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2017 Keystone Wholesale Shows
The Keystone Wholesale Shows are quickly approaching, and you don’t want to miss it this year! On February 22 nd and 23 rd manufacturers of American-made outdoor, gift/craft, and furniture products will gather at the York Expo Center to showcase their products, offering buyers a unique opportunity to make connections and stock their stores. Moving into her second year of ownership, Brandi Hurst-Sunday has been hard at work bringing in new manufacturers to make the show a new, fresh experience for Buyers. This year the shows will feature over 15 new manufacturers, including poly lawn furniture...
Lancaster County Showcase Grand Re-Opening
As many of you may be aware, over the last 2 months the Showcase has been hard at work improving the appearance of their warehouse, and assisting manufacturers in restocking their booths with beautiful new products. The showcase now features new carpet, upgraded lighting, and painted floors and walls to better accompany manufacturer booths. To unveil their new and improved building the Lancaster County Showcase is hosting their Grand Re-Opening from February 1 st -8 th , offering you a week of discounts, refreshments, and Amish-made furniture and crafts! During the Grand Re-Opening week every...
Midwest Tool Expo
On January 27th and 28th we will be attending the Midwest Tool Expo to connect with manfuacturers and bring more American-made products to our site. The show is held at the Michiana Expo Center in Howe, Indiana, an area we haven't traveled before. We currently feature manufacturers from Indiana and it will be great to connect with them, and see some new faces along the way. This will be the first of 3 trade shows we are attending through February to promote our website to manufacturers, and we are extremely excited. Trade shows have been huge for us in meeting new manfuacturers, and bringing...
2016 Outdoor Trends
Outdoor Furniture In 2016 the outdoor industry evolved in some very subtle, but interesting ways, most notably in the outdoor furniture industry. Over the past few years color has come into the industry in a big way, and nothing has changed in 2016. To fit the summer party aesthetic consumers have begun implementing aqua marine colors to accent their patio or backyard. These colors perfectly​ accent the already popular dark colors found in cushioned patio furniture. Windy Valley Woodworks and Elm Crest Furniture carry lines featuring these colors, contact them to get a head start on the...
Merry Christmas
We're taking a break from our 2016 Trends Blog Series to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! At this time of year it is easy to get caught up in the business of work, the stress of getting your family the perfect gift, or planning holiday parties. We think it is especially important at this time of year to take a step back and appreciate the blessings you've received throughout the year, and we've got plenty to be thankful for! In 2016 All American Wholesalers has grown into an incredible resource for retail stores around the country. We have continued to feature new...
2016 Furniture Trends
Throughout 2016 we have seen some new furniture trends immerge, and some trends from 2015 being reinforced. Having been in the industry for two years now, it amazes me how quickly new trends can spring up and old trends can evolve. As I update our featured manufacturers page and work with the All American Furniture Expo I get a first hand look at what furniture manufacturers working for throughout the year. In this post I go over some of the trends I’ve seen growing in the furniture industry throughout the year, and note some manufacturers that follow these trends. Live Edge and Reclaimed...
2016 Retail Trends
It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is coming to an end. Throughout the year we have seen some great new trends immerge in the furniture, outdoor, and gift/craft industries. Over the next three weeks we will discuss these trends, how to implement them at your retail stores, and predict some new trends to look out for in 2017. We wrote a similar blog series in 2015 and got some great feedback from our readers. We want this site to be a resource to retail stores, exposing them to products and manufacturers that are following the most recent trends. If you have any suggestions or questions during the...
All American Furniture Expo
The All American Furniture Expo has been slated for August 2 nd and 3 rd , and they are making some big changes! Since 2010 the All American Furniture Expo has been committed to promoting quality, American-made furniture and accessories to retail stores around the country. Previously held at the Lancaster Convention Center, the expo has featured up to 90 hardwood and upholstered furniture manufacturers. Over the past six years the show has seen growth in both buyer and manufacturer interest, leading to a change in venues. In November 2017 the All American Furniture Expo has announced they...
How to Properly Utilize Your Website
In the modern market having your own website has become essential in building your business and marketing to your customers. Many retail stores have already begun utilizing this option, but more often than not don’t understand the commitment necessary to make it successful. Having a website goes far beyond getting a web developer to build your site, in this post we discuss some things you can do post launch to ensure you are using your website to its full potential. Updates Updating your website is essential to not only update your customers with the latest information, but to boost you site...
Keystone Wholesale Shows Trade Show
The Keystone Wholesale Market’s Shows are back for their 14 th year and you don’t want to miss it! The show will be held on February 22 nd from 9am-4pm , and February 23 rd from 9am-3pm in the Utz Building at the York Expo Center. The Keystone Shows are unique in that they offer three shows in one to provide buyers a wide variety of products. The Outdoor Living show features manufacturers writing orders for sheds, gazebos, outdoor poly furniture, chicken coops, and much more. The Cash & Carry show features dozens of craft manufacturers who bring tons of new products for you to take back...