Another ASD Market Week is in the books! Here’s a recap of the trending products – as well as what our attendees and exhibitors loved about the March 2017 show. We also flash forward to ASD Market Week July 30 – August 2, 2017.
Merchandise and Vendor Trends: Spotted at ASD
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And in case you missed it:
Here’s What People Are Saying About March 2017 ASD Market Week
“It is our first show at ASD and in the first hour on the first day, we received a $50,000 order from a buyer in Canada!” —Jim Yu, Nova Commerce
“This is our 2nd ASD Show and have had one re-order and wrote orders with 6 new buyers. We even met a buyer with 7 stores that is literally around the corner from us in Puerto Rico that we did not even know. Out of all the jewelry shows we do, including JCK & JIS, this show is by far the most profitable. —Forever Crystals (In Jewelry)
“Today we met with buyers from Six Flags, who saw us in the gourmet section next to the toy vendors they were visiting. Our location at ASD led us to meet with some very big buyers who otherwise would never have seen us. Thank you, ASD!” —Donovan, Dees Snacks LLC
“The ASD trade show allows us to see a great cross-section of our customer base from distributors to major retailers as well as gift, novelty, smoke and alternative shops all in one venue. What’s great about this show it is one of the most well-attended trade shows of the year and it seems most stores while they may miss some of the other shows they make sure not to miss the ASD show. —Kevin Frija, CEO of VPR Brands
“ASD has become a big part of our buying process – each season there are even higher quality vendors, which is very exciting. The good thing about ASD is that once we’re armed with trends we can get the look for less while we’re here.” —Cris Willis, Parsons Gift of Cumming
From SourceDirect at ASD
“This is our second time exhibiting at SourceDirect at ASD. We’ve gotten inquiries and leads from buyers from Mexico, Germany, Canada and the United States. SourceDirect is a lively show and we will be back. —Saharsh Jain, Director of Ezaro, India
Our Educational Sessions
“The success of any great merchant isn’t based on inventory alone. It also includes how well they operate their stores, which is why ASD’s and IRC’s free educational sessions are so valuable to ASD attendees.
These rapid learning opportunities offer attendees the chance to engage, learn and connect with many of the top leaders in retail without compromising their time to source the inventory they need from ASD.” —Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Founder/Publisher of Retail Minded magazine and the Independent Retailer Conference at ASD
Follow ASD on Instagram and Facebook throughout the year to see the latest product and retail marketing trends.
In-between shows keep checking in on ASD’s online retail magazine – you’ll learn about breaking product trends, retail marketing and merchandising, and online selling tips all year-round. We might even feature your business!
ASD Market Week recently won TSNN’s Award for 2016 Trade Show of the Year. Here’s a big part of the reason why:
“We’re committed to giving our attendees and exhibitors the most efficient way to connect with each other online and off, as well as the most up-to-date retail education. This way they can get an incredible return on investment each time.”
—Camille Candella, VP Marketing, ASD Market Week
That’s a wrap! Stay tuned for the next ASD Market Week, July 30 – August 2, 2017. Buyers: you can register for the next show very soon.
Exhibitors, you’re up! Sign up here for next time!
Stay in touch, and, on behalf of the entire ASD team, thank you!