IH+HS Offers Events Designed For Specialty Retailers
Specialty and independent retailers are invited to an all-day educational seminar on Saturday, March 5 at
McCormick Place. Kicking off the day prior to the International Home + Housewares Show opening, the
Specialty Retailer University program focuses on tools to help you grow your business and make it more
profitable. Topics covered include store design and layout, marketing and special promotional events,
business planning and technology.
Business: Keeping Your Inventory Profitable by Bob Coviello,
president, HTI Buying Group. An organized back office helps guarantee sales. Bob will help you start or restart your buying plans.
Design: Visual Merchandising Trends in a Retail World by
Linda Cahan, author and contributing editor, Gifts & Decorative
Accessories. Visual merchandising attracts, but Linda will show
you how to make it talk to your customers and get them to
respond with sales.
Retail: Capturing Market Share in Today’s World by Sue
Reardon, owner and business artist, The Growth Coach.
Social Media: Mobile and Beyond APting and Adapting, led
by Beth Rosen of 4 Keys Media Inc., who will moderate a panel on
mobile marketing and how it creates sales and loyal customers.
Panelists will include
Facebook and Linkedin.
The full-day seminar is
$150 but a 50 percent
discount is available to
those who register by
Jan. 30. To register
for Specialty Retailer
University go to www.
layout, signage and lighting.
Beth Rosen will show you how to reach your customers in the virtual
world including Twitter, Facebook, podcasting and blogging.
Brandon Wilson, president of Distant Horizon, is a retail e-commerce
marketing wizard who will consult on consumer strategy.
JoAnne Stone-Geier, president of More in Store, offers marketing,
promotions and branding for the specialty retailer.
Sue Reardon, president of The Growth Coach, will offer advice on how
small business owners, entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals
can earn more money, work smarter and enjoy richer personal lives.
The Specialty Retailer University and consulting sessions at this year’s
Show are your opportunity to bring your questions and challenges to
the best-in-class in retail and go home with solutions. To register for
consulting sessions, click here.
Free Consulting Sessions
Piggy-backing on the topics and experts
at the Specialty Retailer University
are three full days of free, 45-minute
consulting sessions for specialty and
independent retailers. The sessions will
offer focused, individual advice on your
most important business topics.
Consulting experts include:
Bob Coviello, who has more than 39
years of experience in the industry and
is an acknowledged industry expert, will
offer guidance on Inventory Management.
Linda Cahan will offer advice on all
aspects of visual merchandising, store