Thursday, July 19, 2018

ASD Market Week and Independent Retailer Conference: A Success All Around

April 3, 2018 by mbrophy  
Filed under ASD News

Last month, Sumner Communications and The Merchandiser Group headed to sunny Las Vegas for the biannual ASD Market Week trade show and Independent Retailer Conference. ASD Market Week is a value-priced sellers dream. After all, the name stands for Affordable Shopping Destination. The trade show spans the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, offering nine shows in one: Gift & Home Accents, Fashion & Accessories, Cash & Carry, Convenience Store, General Store and Closeouts, Culture, Smoke & Vape, Source Direct, Souvenir & Novelty,... 

Sumner Communications Announces ASD Winner!

Wholesale industry leader Sumner Communications has announced the grand prize winner of a new third-generation Apple iPad with Retina display from among all the visitors to the Sumner booths at the recent ASD Las Vegas trade show. The winner, Elazar Mojdehiazad from Tradion Enterprises, was chosen at random and notified of his prize via email. Offering a free subscription to Independent Retailer Magazine to each booth visitor, Sumner Communications has been a fixture at ASD trade shows for more than 25 years. Publisher Jeff Dwight’s presentation... 

Lighting is Key at ASD and Your Booth

While incorporating lighting displays in a booth is hardly new, at ASD, the lighting this year was impressive, drawing attention from thousands of attendees. From LED merchandise to in-house halogens, the lighting strategies at this year’s show were noticeably well executed. Bearing this in mind, there are a few key tips flea market vendors can take away from ASD exhibitors and use to help products attract attention at their markets. One of the most obvious lighting trends this year was the use of color. Some exhibitors opted to incorporate... 

ASDLV Product Showcase: Blades, Scarf Necklaces and E-Cigarettes

August 15, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under ASD News, Product Zone

Thousands of products ranging from decorations to pet houses fill ASDLV this year, with plenty of new gadgets joining the mix. The general merchandise industry’s big event is the perfect place to get a finger on the pulse of what new items are available and, furthermore, it makes identifying current trends easy. All you have to do is watch where the largest crowds gather to know what items are moving rapidly in stores. This year, buyers are flocking to three particular types of merchandise at the show: knives and cutlery, scarf necklaces and... 

ASDLV Session: How To Get Your Products Found

August 14, 2012 by Jes Zurell  
Filed under ASD News, How-To Zone

At the ASDLV show, there is an audible buzz among show attendees about getting their products found online. What has everyone so excited is social media. While Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube aren’t exactly newcomers to the digital world, there are still a number of market owners and vendors who don’t tap into these resources with clear intent. Whether this is due to a lack of time or experience, keeping up with social media has been a hassle for some, but for those who attended ASD’s “Comparison Search Engines 101: Getting... 

Publisher to Present at ASDLV

“One of the most important things to remember as a vendor is that you’re in an active selling environment, so be active,” says Jeff Dwight, publisher of the Merchandiser Group Magazines and FleaMarketZone.com. At this year’s ASD Las Vegas show, Dwight presents targeted tactics for flea market and swap meet vendors seeking to take their businesses to the next level. The planned session will help flea market vendors, experienced and otherwise, maximize their business by touching on a number of retail subjects including merchandising, promotion... 

ASD Las Vegas 2012

ASD Las Vegas, the wholesale buyers and sellers shopping extravaganza showcasing essentials, high margin buys and upcoming holiday merchandise, will be held August 12 through 15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attracting tens of thousands of retailers and distributers from all over the world, ASD covers the entire scope of product categories including Gift & Home, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry/Cash & Carry, Health & Beauty, Toys & Novelties, and Value & Variety (Closeouts / Liquidation). The consumer goods trade show, open...