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LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) –- Thieves stole nearly $4,000 worth of fireworks from a stand that benefits the Fort Dorchester High School wrestling team on Friday, but the team says it’s not going to it slow them down.Wrestling coach Andrew Young arrived at the firework stand Saturday morning and noticed something was off.“The lock was on there but, there was like some separation, so I’m like, ‘That’s weird,’ he said. “And then when I came around, I kind of got that sick feeling when I got...
LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) –- Thieves stole nearly $4,000 worth of fireworks from a stand that benefits the Fort Dorchester High School wrestling team on Friday, but the team says it’s not going to it slow them down.
Wrestling coach Andrew Young arrived at the firework stand Saturday morning and noticed something was off.
“The lock was on there but, there was like some separation, so I’m like, ‘That’s weird,’ he said. “And then when I came around, I kind of got that sick feeling when I got closer. Then, I was like, ‘Uh-oh.’”
The theft left parents and team members shocked and angry.
“I was definitely angry at first,” Shantal Chrobocinski said. “This is a huge fundraiser that we do for the kids for the wrestling team. It’s just pretty frustrating at the fact that somebody would steal something from the kids.”
Latasha Holloway, whose two sons are on the wrestling team, said they were in disbelief when she told them about the break-in.
“They were like, ‘Mom, you’re not telling the truth. You’re not telling us the truth at all,’” Holloway said. “I said, ‘Yeah, it was.’ I said, ‘We were.’ They were like, ‘Well, how much was it?’ I was like, ‘We’ll discuss that later.’”
The team decided to post about the incident on Facebook. That post has now been shared over 130 times.
“We’ve had people come up and say, ‘Hey, we saw on Facebook and we’d like to support you,’” Chrobocinski said, “which is just amazing. There are still good people in this world, and even though something bad happened to us, our community has come together to really help us.”
Young said it hurts that someone stole potential opportunities from his team, but he calls it a learning experience. He’s determined that the incident won’t keep him or his team down.
“We teach them how to function when you’re uncomfortable,” Young said. “And like you said, with adversity and pushing through it, that’s everything we do. We push ourselves each and every day to be better. This is an opportunity, you know, when we get down we don’t sulk in what’s going on, but we try to figure a way over, under or through it.”
The pandemic-fueled boom in retail sales, particularly from online shopping, has given rise to a new type of entrepreneur — the person willing to flip all of the merchandise consumers decided they didn’t really want for a profit.Liquidation sales are among the fastest-growing segments of the retail industry as a record $761 billion worth of goods were returned in 2021, accor...
The pandemic-fueled boom in retail sales, particularly from online shopping, has given rise to a new type of entrepreneur — the person willing to flip all of the merchandise consumers decided they didn’t really want for a profit.
Liquidation sales are among the fastest-growing segments of the retail industry as a record $761 billion worth of goods were returned in 2021, according to a study by the National Retail Federation. While some of that merchandise makes its way back to major retailers’ shelves, an increasing number is being sold, either by the pallet or in discount bins, by liquidators who see gold in someone else’s castoffs.
Tim Morris remembers he first heard about such sales shortly after COVID-19 hit. A co-owner of a Ladson towing business for roughly 20 years, Morris said he decided to sell liquidation merchandise on the side after visiting one of the North Carolina warehouses where returned goods from retailers like Target and Dollar General are sold at auction or for a set price per bundle.
“One day, just out of the blue, we decided to go to North Carolina and check out the (warehouse) and I wound up buying a semi-truck load of merchandise,” Morris said, explaining how KT Bins & more was born.
At first, Morris would simply unbundle all the goods and sell them in a small store next to the towing company’s office. But after a while, he saw the market for reselling entire pallets purchased directly from the liquidation warehouse. Such pallets might contain multiple boxes of the same product — a recent offering included nearly a dozen fire pits, for example — or a bunch of related goods, like lawn mowers and a sprinkle of other yard and garden tools.
“We started selling a few pallets and then we said, ‘You know, let’s get into the pallet business. There’s no one else close by doing it.’ ”
On sunny days, Morris lines his palleted merchandise at the front of his business along U.S. Highway 78 to attract passersby. While KT Bins & More is only open three days a week, it attracts a steady stream of new and return customers.
“We have a pretty good crowd,” Morris said, adding that inflation has more people looking for bargains.
The liquidation market has more than doubled since 2008 to $664 billion a year, according to a CNBC report citing a study by Colorado State University. The National Retail Federation said nearly 17 percent of all merchandise consumers purchased in 2021 was returned, up from 10.6 percent the previous year. Returns are even greater for online sales — nearly 21 percent in 2021.
The boom is being driven by a record amount of imported retail goods moving through the Port of Charleston and other major seaports during the past couple of years. When online sales skyrocketed during the pandemic shutdowns, spurred in part by a series of stimulus payouts, retailers began ordering extra products to meet demand. They also started placing orders far earlier than ever before for seasonal goods, like back-to-school and holiday merchandise.
Supply chain snarls kept much of that merchandise tied up at ports or distribution centers, rather than on store shelves, and when retailers finally got the goods, they found demand had shifted. These days, inflation and an economic slowdown have left retailers with a glut of products, and some shoppers are sending back the merchandise they once couldn’t live without.
Processing a return can cost retailers up to two-thirds of a product’s original price, CNBC reported. So retailers are more often deciding to forgo putting merchandise ranging from clothing and kitchen items to electronics and power tools back on a shelf. Instead, they’re selling it to warehouses like the one Liquidity Services operates in North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Recently, the warehouse on Armory Road offered a pallet containing 223 pounds of returned toys and games from Target, which fetched $505. Another bundle of eight pallets containing name-brand tools and hardware with a retail price of nearly $15,000 sold for $2,900, better than an 80 percent discount.
Much of that merchandise will wind up on eBay, Poshmark or other online outlets for secondhand goods, at flea markets or at stores like KT Bins & More, where pallets arrive by tractor-trailer — at least one, often more — every week. Morris said he goes through all the merchandise he buys to make sure it’s in good working condition.
He’s not the only entrepreneur looking to cash in on returned goods.
Elise Milbrandt owns the Amazing Bins store in Ladson, which has wooden bins packed with more than 150,000 new items each week. Milbrandt buys tractor-trailer loads of liquidated merchandise, such as a recent haul of $500,000 worth of shoes, that’s sold at lower prices the longer they sit in a bin. New stock is loaded on Saturday, when goods sell for $7 per item. By Tuesday, whatever is left goes for $2 per item. The rest of the week is spent purchasing more goods and restocking for the next Saturday’s debut.
“What you can expect to find in our store is over 30 large bins filled with everything from car parts to Cartier and Gucci to groceries and everything in between,” Milbrandt says on the store’s website. Recent items have included bath bombs, memory-foam mattresses, area rugs and Keurig coffee makers.
Milbrandt said she and her husband, Mike, got the idea to open Amazing Bins in 2020 after visiting similar stores in the Upstate. Among the most valuable items customers have found in the store’s bins include a pair of 18-karat gold rings — verified by a jeweler — and a leather purse sporting Gucci’s trademark double-G logo. While Milbrandt said she’s not qualified to authenticate such items, it’s the thrill of finding a hidden treasure that lures many people to the store.
“The lady who bought it said, ‘Gucci, Foochee, I don’t care — it’s a beautiful black bag and it’s leather and I’m thrilled’,” Milbrandt said. “For $7 you get a real leather purse that brings you joy, I say that’s a win.”
There are similar setups across South Carolina, such as Palmetto Pallets in Florence, Bargain Bins in Williston and Barnwell, Dig A Deal in Abbeville and Bin Time stores in Mauldin and Anderson, where customers regularly line up hours ahead of opening time to be the first to sort through the week’s new merchandise.
“Typically, we have a few hundred people waiting outside” on days when new stock is introduced, Michael Prendamano, owner of The Bin Store in North Augusta, told that city’s WJBF television station.
Summerville resident Chad Brown said he visits KT Bins & More often to see what new merchandise might be available for the home he’s trying to furnish.
“There’s always good stuff here,” he said. “Last weekend, we bought a Rigid shop-vac, some fans and a little tabletop heater.”
Like many consumers, Brown also buys some items to resell. He recently bought a $150 pallet with a pair of propane fire pits, keeping one and selling the other to recoup some of his money.
“Any pallet here, if there’s something you need or something way on the bottom that you think looks nice, buy it because you’re going to make out,” he said.
Locally Owned Marco's Expands into Charleston, SC, Bringing More Melty, Saucy Pizza GoodnessMarco's Pizza currently has 11 locations open in the area and can be found at:A multi-unit franchise owner and Marco's Pizza 2015 Franchise Person of the Year, Roshan Ayub, has been operating in the area since 2012. Ayub currently owns seven locations and franchisee Mark O'Driscoll owns four. The new Moncks Corner store will be Ayub's eighth location."Marco's Pizza has become a staple in the Charleston community an...
Marco's Pizza currently has 11 locations open in the area and can be found at:
A multi-unit franchise owner and Marco's Pizza 2015 Franchise Person of the Year, Roshan Ayub, has been operating in the area since 2012. Ayub currently owns seven locations and franchisee Mark O'Driscoll owns four. The new Moncks Corner store will be Ayub's eighth location.
"Marco's Pizza has become a staple in the Charleston community and will continue to become more available to pizza lovers all over the area, including a second Moncks Corner location opening soon," said Ayub. "The Charleston-Marco's connection runs deep with eleven existing stores and more to come."
"We look forward to giving the Charleston community the high-quality products that is synonymous with the Marco's name and further our reach in the area," said O'Driscoll.
The Marco's mouth-watering menu features a mix of classic and original specialty pizzas loaded with fresh toppings, including the Pepperoni Magnifico™, White Cheezy, Deluxe, All Meat or Build-Your-Own Pizza, plus a variety of its signature Pizza Bowls. Marco's was the first national pizza delivery brand to offer Pizza Bowls – a crustless pizza baked in a bowl to meet consumers' ever-changing dietary preferences.
Customers can also choose from oven-baked subs, along with creations like the CheezyBread, Chicken Dippers and Wings, salads and desserts. With carryout, delivery, app and online ordering options, Marco's offers the convenience of picking up a quick meal or having it delivered to your door.
The brand's impressive performance has earned multiple awards and recognition: ranked as one of America's Favorite Restaurant Chains of 2022 by Newsweek, named in Newsweek's 2022 America's Best Customer Service in the pizza chains category, earned the No. 4 spot on Restaurant Business' 2021 Top 10 Fastest Growing Chains, ranked No. 42 on QSR's Top 50, leaped to No. 99 on the 2021 Franchise Times Top 400 leading the off-premise pizza category in same-store sales increases, 2022 Nation's Restaurant News' prestigious Top 500 ranking, and claimed the No. 2 spot in the pizza category on Entrepreneur's 2022 Franchise 500® ranking.
Marco's Pizza has carved out a niche in the industry for its high-quality pizza, known for its dough made from scratch for a craveable golden crust, freshly mixed herbs and spices for a sauce worth savoring and three fresh signature cheeses for a perfect, melty bite.
For more information about any of the Marco's Pizza locations in the Charleston area, please visit www.marcos.com or download the mobile app. If you would like to join the Marco's team as a delivery driver or pizza maker, please visit apply.marcos.com.
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco's Pizza is the fastest-growing pizza companies in the United States. Marco's was founded in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale ("Pat") Giammarco and thrives to deliver a high-quality pizza experience. Marco's Pizza can be ordered for delivery or carryout by downloading the mobile app, going online to www.marcos.com or by calling each store directly.
*Marco's Pizza is the fastest-growing pizza brand based on year-over-year unit growth, according to 2021 NRN Top 500 U.S. Restaurant Ranking LSR Pizza Segment.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Around 1,300 people attended the Lowcountry Mental Health Conference over the span of three days at the Gaillard Center.More than 90 booths were set up for the conference, all for one thing: to talk about mental health."Mental health is for all of us. We are trying to move the conversation forward about mental health and how to become more mentally well," said David Diana, the director of the conferenc...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Around 1,300 people attended the Lowcountry Mental Health Conference over the span of three days at the Gaillard Center.
More than 90 booths were set up for the conference, all for one thing: to talk about mental health.
"Mental health is for all of us. We are trying to move the conversation forward about mental health and how to become more mentally well," said David Diana, the director of the conference.
Diana said mental health is something everyone should focus on, because if you take care of yourself, then you can help others. He said spreading awareness about mental health is key.
"We try to bring more attention to what the issues are, what these problems might be, what stressors might be so people can identify them. Then they can see if they do have an issue, they can realize, 'hey, maybe I need help,'" said Diana.
One of the many booths at the conference was Mental Health Heroes, a non-profit that immediately helps those who are in need. If someone goes to the Dorchester or Charleston mental health center and expresses a dire need to their counselor, then Mental Health Heroes can step in.
"We see immediate results for people that are on the edge or at the tipping point. They could be homeless, they could be arrested or they could be going to the emergency room. What we try to do is give them the resources immediately so they can avoid those three situations," said Mark Hood, board member of Mental Health Heroes.
The non-profit helps around 500 people a year with a wide range of things.
"It can be anything from eyewear, dentures, clothing, transportation, part-time employment, tools, car repairs. It's anything," said Hood.
Hood said helping people get through tough times is what they are there for. He has worked in mental health for more than 20 years, and his passion is help people.
"I was always fascinated with the mind. I was always fascinated with how people get better, and how people get sick. What are the ingredients besides medication and therapy, what are the ingredients that help people get back on the road to recovery?" said Hood.