ASD Workshops For Retail Success


The ASD Las Vegas trade show runs August 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where independent retailers and buyers from around the country and the world will meet and place orders with thousands of exhibitors. As a bonus, the event provides numerous educational sessions conducted by respected industry professionals, to help retailers grow their […]

7 Tips For Profitable Trade Shows


By Jessica Moretti. The trade show season is in full swing, and saying you are going to be busy is quite an understatement. Even during this hectic time, do not neglect your loyal customers or ditch your marketing efforts.  Instead, use this as an opportunity to get the most out of your trade show attendance […]

ASD Vegas Sneak Peek


The ASD Las Vegas trade show, now in its 53rd year, will be held August 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 2,800 exhibitors and 45,000 attendees are expected to attend, says Karla Villalobos, audience marketing manager. August temperatures average over 100 degrees in the entertainment capital of the world, and the show […]

The Largest Souvenir & Resort Gift Expo in America


The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies (IGES) and Souvenir Super Show (SSS) will be celebrating its 14th annual Gift Expo November 5–9, 2013. “We are so grateful for our outstanding and loyal buyers and exhibitors, and for the overwhelming support they have shown IGES for well over a decade,” says co-owner Susan Mills. “Our […]

Onex to Acquire Nielsen Expositions for $950 Million

Private equity firm Onex Corporation has agreed to acquire Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is a leading operator of large, business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The transaction is anticipated to close in the second quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. […]

OFFPRICE Recognized by TSNN Top 250


The OFFPRICE Show is once again being recognized for its growth in net square footage. The Trade Show News Network (TSNN) recently announced its 2012 Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States in terms of net square footage, and both the February and August OFFPRICE Shows ranked in the top 200. Checking in at […]

ASD Las Vegas Six Shows in One


The ASD Las Vegas consumer goods trade show runs Sunday, August 4, through Wednesday, August 7, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show brings together the world’s widest variety of merchandise in one event, making it easy for retailers to shop for their stores. Loaded with quality choices at every price point, this well-established […]

China Sourcing Fair Serves Latin & North American Markets


Global Sources’ China Sourcing Fair, now in its third year, will be held June 25-27, 2013, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL. The show is the largest China-products exhibition serving the Latin American market, and provides retailers the opportunity to source directly from a wide array of quality suppliers from China, India […]

Norton Shows Talk Trends


The Norton Shows, all season wholesale markets held in Tennessee’s state-of-the-art Gatlinburg Convention Center, have been the go-to trade shows for apparel, jewelry and gifts since 1987. Tom and Linda Norton own the Gatlinburg Apparel and Jewelry Market LLC and their daughter, Nikke Norton, is the sole proprietor of Norton’s Gatlinburg Gift and Variety Show, […]

ASD Presentation: How to Get Consumers to Buy Local

ASD Buy Local presentation

Bill McNulty, publisher of Independent Retailer magazine, explores concrete ways retail store owners can tap into the Buy Local movement to maximize store sales, in his presentation, “How to Capitalize on the Buy Local Movement to Increase Traffic, Customers & Sales in Your Stores.” McNulty spoke Tuesday, March 19, at ASD Las Vegas, sharing proven tactics businesses […]