Off-Price Specialist Center Announces Partnership with JP Communications

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Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) February 15, 2006

The Off-Price Specialist Center, which produces the highly successful Off-Price Specialist Shows, recently announced a cooperative agreement with JP Communications, a major producer of wholesale industry web sites. The new partnership will combine the web-based network published by JPC with the massive apparel and home goods tradeshows run by the Off-Price Specialist Center.    

JP Communications will manage and oversee the Internet café feature open to all buyers and exhibitors at the Off-Price Specialist Trade Shows and place premier sponsorship ads and editorials for the Off-Price Specialist Center across its entire network of Wholesale web sites.

“JP Communications and the Off-Price Specialist Center can, together, offer an incredible amount of information and services that were once unavailable to buyers,” said Jason Prescott, chief executive officer of JP Communications. “Communication is key. JPC is very excited about bringing their users the resources offered by the Off-Price Specialist Center.”

According to Bill Jage, chief executive officer of the Off-Price Specialist Center, “The Off-Price Trade Shows have had significant growth since their inception in 1995. We are very excited about having our Apparel and Home & Gift Shows as part of the Offpricenetwork.com and other JPC properties. This collaboration will help us communicate 24/7 across the entire industry.”

About JP Communications:

JP Communications is the publisher of wholesale industry web sites, including Top Ten Wholesale, The Off-price Network, WholesaleU.com and Wholezilla.com, which attracts over 15,000 buyers of wholesale merchandise every day, including “ebayers,” retailers, jobbers and online resellers. The company’s primary focus is the wholesale industry including apparel, jewelry, novelty merchandise, closeouts and drop-shipping aimed at independent retailers and online auction dealers.

About the Off-Price Specialist Center:

The Off-Price Specialist Center, located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, produces the Off-Price Specialist Shows. Trade shows include the Off-Price Apparel Show held three times a year in Las Vegas, the Off-Price Specialist Apparel Markets held in New York City and Miami, Florida, and the Off Price Home & Gift Shows held in Las Vegas in cooperation with the World Market Center. The Off Price Specialist Center also publishes Off-Price Apparel magazine. The Off-Price Specialist Shows and Markets are the premier venues for retailers sourcing quality goods at below wholesale prices. Founded in 1995, the Off-Price Specialist Center is owned by the Tarsus Group plc, a publicly traded international media group headquartered in London, UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Exhibitors at the Off-Price Home & Gift Shows include manufacturers, importers and wholesalers of quality value lines, closeouts and excess inventories. Exhibitors at the Off-Price Apparel Shows are restricted to wholesalers. Attendees at the shows include some of the biggest names in discount and value retailing, as well as smart independent, regional, and specialty store buyers who come to write orders for quality off-price goods.

Notes to editors:

1.The Off-Price Specialist Show–Apparel is one of the premier trade shows devoted exclusively to professionals in the off-price apparel industry.

2.The next Off-Price Apparel and Home & Gift Shows will be held May 8–10, 2006 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

3.For further information, visit www.OffPriceShow.com or call the Off-Price Specialist Center at (262) 782-1600.

4.The Off-Price Specialist Center is a division of the UK-based Tarsus Group plc.

5.Tarsus Group plc was founded, and listed on the London Stock Exchange, in 1998. With offices in the UK (London), USA (Milwaukee) and France (Paris), the international business-to-business media group has interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and the Internet.

Tarsus organizes a focused portfolio of high profile industry specific products across the world. Tarsus is recognized as the market leader in exhibitions and publishing in the labels, off-price, education, marketing and information technology sectors.

6.For further information about Tarsus, or any of its products, please contact:

Cordelia Hime, PR Manager, +44 (0) 20 8846 2700

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