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ICBA at ASD Market Week

ICBA at ASD Market Week! This week, Jon Bibo is in Las Vegas to endure the chilly temperatures (just kidding - it's 113 degrees!) and to attend two major shows: ASD Market Week and Las Vegas Market! First up: ASD Market Week! A massive show that attracts over 45,000 Buyers and covers a wide range [...]

By |2018-01-17T20:28:23-06:00July 31st, 2017|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

ICBA at the Back to School Show – Recap

Interesting Day 2 at the D&H Show! Many college stores and vendors were very pleased to learn that Paula Haerr had joined ICBA and are looking forward to enhanced support from ICBA going forward. The format of the D&H Show is a “round robin” (aka Speed-Dating) with 48 vendors each getting 5 minutes with each [...]

By |2018-01-17T20:29:54-06:00June 23rd, 2017|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

ICBA at the D&H Back-to-School Show

Tuesday marked the kick-off of the 20th annual D&H Back-to-School Show! According to Larry Staub, of D&H, ICBA members represent a significant portion of D&H’s education business, which made D&H the perfect host for the 2nd annual ICBA Buyer Breakout Session yesterday. Jon Bibo, Paula Haerr, and Marc Smith led the discussion with a review of ICBA’s [...]

By |2017-10-18T17:46:56-05:00June 22nd, 2017|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

ICBA Final Recap: The Global Retailing Conference 2017

The Global Retailing Conference (GRC) in Tucson ended on April 21…here are some final thoughts, after hearing presentations from 20 top executives representing a diverse group of retailers: Embrace Change Each retailer who spoke emphasized the fact that they need to change and adapt to succeed. Each is spending a tremendous amount of time, energy, [...]

By |2018-01-17T20:16:33-06:00April 24th, 2017|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

ICBA at the Global Retailing Conference

The Global Retailing Conference (GRC) is one of the industry’s top events for retailers of all shapes and sizes. In its 21st year, the GRC takes place in Tucson in association with the University of Arizona’s acclaimed Lundgren Center for Retailing. The GRC attracts over 450 retail industry leaders and features presentations from executives [...]

By |2018-01-17T20:16:41-06:00April 21st, 2017|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

Congratulations to ICBA’s Best Practices & Top Performers Award Winners!

Every year, at the annual ICBA Retail Conference, stores who have achieved outstanding financial performance are recognized for their accomplishments. On Wednesday, February 15th at the ICBA 2017 Retail Conference in Las Vegas, Pat McGowan, Director of the University Bookstore at the University of Wisconsin Madison, presented six ICBA stores with awards for excellence [...]

By |2018-01-17T20:16:54-06:00March 10th, 2017|ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

Jon Bibo’s Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show Day 2 Recap

As the 2017 Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show comes to an end, here are my Top 5 Takeaways and Observations: 1. This show is definitely growing. For emblematic college store buyers, it may be worth considering in future year. While you will see many familiar vendors who are traditional college store suppliers, you will also see many [...]

By |2018-01-17T20:17:02-06:00January 19th, 2017|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

Jon Bibo at The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show – Day 1 Recap

Busy Day 1 of the Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show! The show has clearly expanded since last year, both in number of booths and attendees. At all major industry Conferences and Trade Shows, ICBA tries to bring ICBA Members together to compare notes from the show and have some fun and the SLTS [...]

By |2018-01-17T20:17:11-06:00January 18th, 2017|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments
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