Yearly Archives: 2019

2019 ASD Market Week & Las Vegas Market: Highlights & Opportunities for College Stores

ICBA's Jon Bibo and Paula Haerr just returned from “Hot” Vegas, where they attended the Las Vegas Market and the ASD Market Week Conferences (after dealing with 113-degree temps in the shade, a city-wide swarm of grasshoppers, and flood warnings). Here are their observations and insights that impact ICBA Members… ASD Market Week (ASD) [...]

By |2019-08-14T11:11:39-05:00August 13th, 2019|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|1 Comment

The ICBA Team Explores Possibilities for College Stores at the Internet Retailer & GlobalShop Conferences

The ICBA Team recently attended the Internet Retailer Conference & Expo (IRCE) and the GlobalShop Conference which, for the first time, were presented together as part of a larger Conference called Retail X. Together, the events attracted 600+ exhibitors (including ICBA Partners NetSuite, Bronto, and SmartTraffik) and 20,000+ attendees (with 130 education sessions complementing the [...]

By |2019-07-03T12:40:33-05:00July 2nd, 2019|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

A Visit to the Pioneer Bookshop at Grinnell College

Sonda and Jon recently visited Cassie Wherry at the Pioneer Bookshop serving Grinnell College. The store is on the main street in the city of Grinnell and thus, is a bit off-campus which creates both opportunities and some challenges. There’s plenty of fun merchandise and thoughtful merchandising everywhere you look—Cassie and her team are focused [...]

By |2019-05-08T10:56:46-05:00May 8th, 2019|Store Visits|0 Comments

A Look Inside the UC San Diego Bookstore

Marcy and Jon were in the San Diego area and stopped by to visit Sandie Sears and her team at the UC San Diego Bookstore. Great examples of excellent visual merchandising could be found throughout the store. And the broad product assortment ranged beyond traditional college store items to include everything from Pop Sockets to [...]

By |2019-05-02T14:49:05-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Store Visits|0 Comments
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