Retailers: Hoteliers of the Future

Smart Meetings

The hospitality industry is booming, and retailers are taking notice. Several retailers have picked up on this, pushing them to take a dip (for others, a dive) in the hospitality industry, where experience is everything. That’s just the retail industry.

Outdoor Retailer Shortens Its Shows to Three Days for 2019

PCMA Convene

Bicycle Retailer. Outdoor Retailer said that all three of its shows in 2019 — Snow, Summer, and Winter — will be three days long in an effort to evolve and enhance the shows. Bicycle Retailer ).

Retail Apocalypse and the Rise of Event Experiences

EventMB

Big brand retailers are rapidly announcing closures and liquidations as physical retail space is failing. The post Retail Apocalypse and the Rise of Event Experiences by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

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6 Ways to Inject Retail Therapy in Your Next Meeting

SmartMeetings

Event planners can take advantage of the unique landscapes offered by stores large and small to bring people together and add a dash of retail therapy. The post 6 Ways to Inject Retail Therapy in Your Next Meeting appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Sunshine works with national retail chain

Event Industry News

Preston based entertainment company, Sunshine Events has won a series of new contracts in the last month, including projects with Arnold Clark and retail chain Boots. The post Sunshine works with national retail chain appeared first on Event Industry News.

Holiday shopping trends show why customer experience is vital for retailers | Customer Think

SmartMeetings

Here’s a common holiday dilemma: You’ve avoided retail crowd pandemonium by shopping online. The post Holiday shopping trends show why customer experience is vital for retailers | Customer Think appeared first on ForeSee. Insights Retail bylines Customer Think holiday season Holiday Shopping SeasonThe following article written by ForeSee VP of Marketing Eric Feinberg was first published on Customer Think.

Grand Hyatt New York Will Give Way to a New Hotel and Retail Space

PCMA Convene

Developers plan to replace the existing building with a 2-million-square-foot tower that includes office and retail space as well as a new Hyatt hotel. Bloomberg.

Retail fail – C-Suite believe Finance and FMCG are better at mobile-shaped experiences

Event Industry News

Significantly, only 37% of respondents name retail as a sector making effective use of mobile in marketing, despite respondents saying it is the third largest sector opportunity. New research from George P.

drp increases footfall at SPAR Retail Show by 100%

Event Industry News

drp and its exhibition arm drpexhibition has significantly increased footfall at the annual SPAR Retail Show for retail giants A. Since drp won the SPAR retail contract in 2015, footfall has increased by a […].

Hammerson reappoints retail experience experts Mayninteen as event agency

Event Industry News

Maynineteen, Hammerson plc’s incumbent Manchester-based agency, has won a three-way competitive pitch to deliver experiential events and activations across Hammerson’s full retail portfolio of shopping centres, retail parks, and premium outlets for the next three years.

AIF launches campaign to stop major retailers advertising ‘single-use tents’ for festivals #TakeYourTentHome

Event Industry News

In its recently-launched, consumer-facing campaign, the AIF has called on retailers such as Argos and Tesco to do more in a new bid to reduce single-use plastic. Major retailers have a history of selling cheap tents marketed specifically for festival-use.”.

Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Hitting Its Stride in Second Year in Denver

PCMA Convene

The Denver Post. The estimations for the 2019 show, which was one day shorter than the 2018 event, put attendance around 25,000 people with about 950 exhibiting brands. Denver Post ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

drp increases footfall at SPAR Retail Show by 100%

Event Industry News

drp and its exhibition arm drpexhibition has significantly increased footfall at the annual SPAR Retail Show for retail giants A. Since drp won the SPAR retail contract in 2015, footfall has increased by a […].

New international travel retail digital exhibition to be launched

Event Industry News

Duty-free and travel retail industry association Tax Free World Association (TFWA) is set to launch a new digital exhibition at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes in October 2017.

Connect Weekly: This Year's Top Events, Retailers' Use of Events & More

Aventri

Welcome to another edition of our Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today's meeting and events planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond.

Vista appointed to deliver MINI CLUBMAN retail roadshow

Event Industry News

Award-winning creative communications consultancy and event specialists, Vista, have been appointed to deliver the MINI CLUBMAN Retail Roadshow and have now delivered numerous marketing and experiential campaigns for the leading automotive group.

Jack Morton Worldwide partners with Oculus to create experiential retail campaign

Event Industry News

Oculus this week kicks off ‘Rift and Touch’ – the brand’s retail brand experience, which will take place at shopping centres across the UK. The post Jack Morton Worldwide partners with Oculus to create experiential retail campaign appeared first on Event Industry News.

LACOSTE present new global retail concept and heritage exhibition at Westfield London

Event Industry News

As it launches its new global retail concept, that […]. The post LACOSTE present new global retail concept and heritage exhibition at Westfield London appeared first on Event Industry News.

Small Meetings: F&B Insights from a Supplier

Smart Meetings

Concessions, meaning discounting to secure the business, are often seen in contractual percentages off F&B retail pricing or hosted events, but retail pricing has to fluctuate in order for the operators to meet their food/beverage cost targets [margin].

Initial Indications of an Overall Optimistic 2017 Holiday Fulfillment Period

BizBash

Initial indications point to the 2017 holiday fulfillment period looking to be a rather good year for the retail industry and its supplier and services stakeholders. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Transportation and Logistics 2017 holiday fulfillment period trends Supply chain Matters blog

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Trend-Setting Events Connect Buyers & Suppliers Effectively

a2z Innovation Insider

Outdoor Retailer Summer 2018. Outdoor Retailer is the world’s largest business-to-business outdoor sports show where industry brands, retailers, reps, suppliers, and leaders gather.

August 16, 2018: Emmys to Forego Seated Dinner and Introduce New Theme for Governors Ball, Instagrammable Pop-Up Museums Might Be the Future of Retail, Why More Brands Are Getting Into the Hospitality Business

BizBash

EMMYS TO FOREGO SEATED DINNER, INTRODUCE NEW THEME FOR GOVERNORS BALL: The Television Academy’s annual Governors Ball, which will

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How to Plan an Awesome Annual Kick-Off Meeting

SmartMeetings

Research retail centers in the location of your kick-off. How To Tips & Tools annual building client customer field guest ideas inspiration kick kickoff meeting mindset off perform retail sales stores tactics team workIt’s getting to be that time of year again.

Return from Colorado in Some Western Duds

Smart Meetings

Destinations activity boot barn boots boulder cavender's clothes colorado colorado springs country cowboy cowgirl denver do fun group high horse horseback meeting new old outdoor outfit ranch red wing shoes retail shoes shop shopping things to tough luck west western what

Unified Tourism Voice: US is Open for Business

SmartMeetings

Fewer visitors means fewer hotel stays, fewer meals eaten in our restaurants, fewer goods purchased in our retail stores, and fewer visits to our national attractions. Photo credit: U.S. Travel Association .

How the International Baking Industry Expo Keeps from Getting Stale

PCMA Convene

IBIE is sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), and Retail Bakers of America (RBA), and run by a volunteer committee made up of ABA and BEMA members, representing attendees and exhibitors, respectively. “We

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This Austin Event Used Roller Skating to Bring a Community Together

BizBash

Domain Northside, a mixed-use retail and residential property in Austin, hosts events each month, but this fall they wanted something

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6 Tips for Getting the Best Speaker Possible at the Best Price

SmartMeetings

Back-of-the-Room Retail. Planner Tips & Tools attracting bleasure camera charity entertainment finding ideas incentives keynote new nonprofit opportunities payment publicity retail sales speaker Tips trade

How One Trade Show Fixed an Outdated Registration Process

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This nightmare was a reality for the Western Retail Lumber Association (WRLA), […]. If you host a trade show, you’d probably be horrified to learn that attendees find your check-in process so cumbersome that they created their own.

TRO launches Huawei’s first experience store

Event Industry News

Leading technology manufacturer Huawei just opened the doors to its inaugural retail experience in Warsaw. The global experiential shop was appointed to design Huawei’s new generation of retail stores across Europe, following a competitive pitch process. Mr Wang Yanmin, President of the CEE & Nordic Region, Huawei Consumer Business Group said: “The notion is simple: the future of retail is rooted in experience.

The Power of Proximity: Using Beacons at Your Event

Quickmobile

The retail market was the first to embrace beacon technology and shape the concept of proximity marketing. The events and meetings industry can learn (and profit) from the retail industry’s proximity marketing foundations by bringing location technology into attendee experience.

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How to Create Black Friday Discounts For Your Event

Eventbrite

Having travelled over the water from the US, Black Friday has become an integral part of many UK retail marketing strategies – both offline and online (via online counterpart, Cyber Monday).

Distributed Commerce: The Future of Event Marketing? [Webinar]

EventMB

Savvy retailers have been leveraging distributed commerce for a few years now. Join us for this free webinar to learn more about distributed commerce and why it is important to the future of event marketing. What is it, and how will it become a major component of event marketing in the future?

4 Signs Your Experiential Marketing Lacks Purpose

Marketo

This data informs marketers’ future experiential retail ideas and campaigns by allowing them to pinpoint what drives sales and eliminate less successful elements from their marketing strategies.

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MICE Innovations Impacting the Industry

Connect Your Meetings

Amazon has since transformed technology, retail, distribution and, most recently, how likely we are to make purchases at brick-and-mortar stores. Why does innovation often come from outsiders to an industry?

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Welcome to the Farm! Meet Ryan Speaker and Steph Shuff

Event Farm

I'm a futurist nerd at heart and spent the past seven years in technology hardware development and retail. I'm also fascinated by how event technology can disrupt the retail space.

Distributed Commerce: The Future of Event Marketing?

Eventbrite

Savvy retailers have been leveraging distributed commerce for a few years now. But what exactly is distributed commerce? Our webinar explores the concept. The post Distributed Commerce: The Future of Event Marketing? appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. December Event Marketing Event Planning Event Promotion Event Technology IT / Technology Leadership / Management Operations / Logistics Owner Promoter Sales Ticket Sales Webinar distributed commerce event-planning

Paper Trail Leads to the National Stationery Show

PCMA Convene

The event attracts buyers from across the retailing spectrum — from independent stationery, card, and gift shops to big-box brick-and-mortar and online stores — as well as special event planners and corporate marketers. The National Stationery Show is more than a correspondence course.

27 Cost-Effective Solutions for Food Waste

PCMA Convene

Accepting and integrating the sale of off-grade produce for use in foodservice and restaurant preparation and for retail sale. Businesses that purchase unwanted processed food and produce directly from manufacturers/distributors for discounted retail sale to consumers.

Smart Meetings Presents: How to Diva on a Budget

Smart Meetings

Rent the Runaway can help you can look like Emma Stone in The Favourite, wearing the castle gown by ML Monique Lhuillier for $95 (retail $998); or inspired by Green Book , wearing the cobalt Marilyn gown by Allison Parris for $75 (retail $485).

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