National Grocers, Toy Fair, ASD and Gift Show

Here are a few recommended trade shows in the next few months: 

National Grocers Association Annual Convention – Supermarket Strategy Showcase (S3)
2/9/2014 – 2/12/2014
1005 North Glebe Rd., Ste. 250, Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-516-0700; Fax: 703-516-0115
N.G.A. has designed a totally new concept for its convention that will feature interactive solution pavilions covering seven critical areas of the 21st century supermarket. N.G.A.’s S3 Show will address marketing and operations issues for the Center Store, Whole Health, Perimeter Profit Opportunities, Specialty & Ethnic Foods, Fuel Center Solutions, Natural/Organic Foods, and Applied Technology & Fixtures areas of the store with demonstrations, workshops and support activities.

New York International TOY FAIR
2/16/2014 – 2/19/2014
1115 Broadway, Ste. 400, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-675-1141 ext. 219; Fax: 212-645-3246
Annual marketplace for manufacturers and retailers of toys and related products. Features more than 150,000 products, many being shown for the first time by exhibitors from all over the world.

ASD Las Vegas
3/16/2014 – 3/19/2014
6255 Sunset Blvd., 19th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 1-800-748-5058, 323-817-1993; Fax: 310-481-1924

Since 1961, ASD has grown into one of the nation’s largest merchandise trade events in the industry, with over 2800 exhibitors & 45,000 retailers from all over the world attending the bi-annual event, held in March & August. ASD is a robust and growing marketplace that brings together the world’s widest variety of merchandise from more than 2,800 vendors in one efficient, consumer-products tradeshow. Here buyers from every retail and distribution channel can find what they need for their core markets plus discover new product categories and unique suppliers to diversify and freshen their merchandise mix, boost impulse and point-of-purchase sales and increase profits. ASD showcases the following merchandise categories: Gift & Home; Fashion Accessories; Jewelry / Cash & Carry; Health & Beauty; Toys & Novelty; General Merchandise; Closeouts & Liquidations. ASD buyers come from all over the world and represent nearly every type of retail channel, large and small. ASD’s draws the widest variety of buyers including: specialty gift shops, drug stores, convenience stores, college & university gift stores, florists, grocery stores, hardware stores, luggage stores, party and paper stores, hotel/casino/cruise lines, souvenir stores, tattoo salons, hair salons, thrift stores, toy and hobby stores jewelry stores and general stores, just to name a few.

Find Everything. Buy Anything–Here.

ASD Las Vegas brings the world’s widest variety of merchandise together in one efficient consumer-goods trade show that’s as easy to shop as it is to love. Loaded with quality choices at every price point, this well-established trade event continues to grow, attracting tens of thousands of loyal attendees from every retail and distribution channel who come here to discover new suppliers, new product categories—and new ways to profit.

Boston Gift Show
3/23/2014 – 3/26/2014
1690 Roberts Blvd., Suite 111, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 678-285-3976, 1-800-318-2238; Fax: 678-285-7469
New England’s premier gift and decorative event features a tremendous assortment of gifts, souvenirs, handmade and “Made In New England” resources.

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