lumber.jpgThis week Ariba Discovery was full of attention-grabbing buyer postings. Fashion accessories seemed to be the popular items of the week with posts for bracelets, handbags or purses, fashion coats, belts or suspenders, fashion wrist watches, fashionable imitation jewelry, gloves and scarves sets, and more. In addition to these typical posts, there were also quite a few intriguing buying needs posted on Ariba Discovery. Read on to see this week’s top 10 most interesting posts. Be sure to check out last week’s list for even more amusing posts.



10. Lumber – A contractor in Texas is trying to find a supplier of framing lumber for a new project. The buyer needs an annual shipment of framing lumber in the following sizes: 2x4x8 / 2x4x12 / 2x4x16/ 2x4x24.



9. Popcorn – A non-profit center in Nevada is looking for a supplier of snack foods. The buyer is specifically looking to purchase bulk orders of popped popcorn. The bags should be about three pounds each and both lightly salted and unsalted are needed.



8. Soda fountain straws – A buyer in Pennsylvania is searching for a supplier of soda fountain straws. The buyer is looking to purchase between $100,000 and $500,000 of soda fountain straws. The straws should be individually wrapped in a clear plastic film with a printed logo. The straws should be white polypropylene and 10.25” in length.

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7. Artificial flowers – The owner of a dollar store in Oregon is in search of a supplier of artificial flowers. The buyer is looking to purchase over $1,000 of a variety of flowers; all colors, shapes, and sizes are wanted. The buyer needs mostly stem flowers but also needs artificial foliage as well.



6. Pickles – The owner of a grocery store in Texas is seeking a supplier of gourmet foods including pickles. The buyer is looking for a variety of types of pickles including dill and gherkins. The buyer is also looking to purchase a variety of other gourmet foods including, olives, relish, and quail eggs.



5. Faux fur throws – A buyer in South Carolina is trying to find a supplier of faux fur throws. The buyer is specifically looking for 50"x60" faux fur throws, backed with faux mink, mini Sherpa, or printed faux flannel. Several styles are needed including: brown bear, black bear, grizzly wear, wolf, red fox, silver fox, rabbit, hare, snowshoe hare, otter, beaver, mink, lynx, bobcat, deer, and elk.



4. Yoga mats – The owner of a yoga studio in Colorado is looking for a supplier of yoga mats and other accessories. The buyer is looking for yoga mats, bags, straps, and other accessories in all styles, preferably the brands of Hugger Mugger and Gaiam.



3. Exotic cheeses – The owner of a butcher shop in New Hampshire is in search of a supplier of exotic cheeses. Some popular types are black cheese, pimento, bleu cheese, and cheddar cheese.



2. Event management services – A research institute in Ohio is seeking a supplier to provide event management services. The buyer is specifically looking for a supplier that can provide race management services for three events during a 12-month period. Services to include a comprehensive operational plan, strategic marketing to ensure target markets are reached, and public relations.



1. Pistachios – A buyer in Florida is searching for a supplier of bulk pistachios. The buyer is looking for one ton, about $50,000 to $100,000 of salted pistachios that are still in the shell.



Are you interested in learning more about any of these buying needs? If so, simply click on the link embedded in each post description to review the public posting. If you are a supplier that can fulfill any of the requirements be sure to respond to the buyer right away. And remember, stay tuned next week for more of “Ariba Discovery’s Top 10 Interesting Posts of the Week” or visit Ariba Discovery now to find additional buyer postings.