BrandSource members and members of the media alike are lauding AVB for successfully conducting the group’s — and the industry’s — first all-digital convention and product expo this week.
The first ever virtual Stampede helped kick off BrandSource’s unconventional 2020 Convention this past Sunday evening.
As an added incentive, this year’s Stampede featured a sweepstakes in which 25 lucky members who placed orders during the show-special buying event were randomly selected to win prizes.
The Tempur Sealy team visited with BrandSource members during this week’s 2020 Virtual Convention, presenting a mattress industry update during the show’s regional meetings. And, as Tempur’s Senior Customer Marketing Manager Josh Sowards described it, the bedding business is enjoying a nice bounce.
It was top of mind for BrandSource members during this week’s 2020 Virtual Convention: How is that the appliance industry is flat, but we can’t get product?
BrandSource has long urged members to board the e-tailing train, as e-commerce was quickly becoming the preferred method of shopping for more and more consumers.
In recent months BrandSource has underscored the need for an in-store experience that matches your eye-catching AVB Marketing websites.
Getting back to “precedented” times was the hope and theme of BrandSource’s exclusive 2020 Convention interview with Rick Coppola, President of North American Sales for Ashley Furniture Industries on Monday. While a welcomed goal, this path may prove to be a long and winding road for Ashley and the greater industry.
Finding profitable merchandising solutions during a pandemic — or any inventory at all, for that matter — certainly has its challenges, but AVB’s Merchandising Vice President Chad Evans and his team have met those hurdles head on.
Even before the health crisis prompted the use of virtual service calls, vendors and BrandSource members made use of mobile devices’ video capabilities to diagnose and help resolve repair issues remotely.
It’ll be back to school for BrandSource members when AVB University convenes for a new Fall Series of vendor and business training classes in September.
Jim Ristow, CEO of AVB, took to a virtual stage on Sunday to formally kick off BrandSource’s —and the industry’s — first ever virtual convention and buying expo.
A highlight of every BrandSource expo is the Stampede, a popular power-hour when members vie for limited-quantity, show-special deals.
There’s something new in store for BrandSource members that melds online shopping with brick-and-mortar showrooms.
BrandSource, already the dominant appliance force in independent retail, is about to get even bigger.
BrandSource will throw open the digital doors to its first-ever all-virtual Convention this weekend, setting the stage for what’s proving to be an online-only season for trade shows.
Some things are just worth repeating.
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This month’s 2020 Virtual Convention already promises plenty of Stampede deals, Fast Cash offers, new product introductions and keynotes from the Senior Leadership Team.
To help you make your Convention rounds, the AVB Events Team has created the following online navigation and networking guide; use it as you would a map of the Gaylord Opryland … only this one’s easier!
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