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Retail Trends at the 2019 Global Retailing Conference

Jon Bibo attended the Global Retailing Conference (GRC) in Tucson, AZ, for the 5th consecutive year and shares his thoughts on this exciting conference that addresses hot topics and the latest strategies in the world of retail.    The GRC is one of my favorite and most thought-provoking Conferences [...]

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|1 Comment

CES 2019: Technology is Here, There, & Everywhere!

Jon Bibo represented ICBA at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Jon shares his observations on what's up and coming in technology, and how college stores can benefit. CES 2019 marked my 28th consecutive year attending this “little” get-together of technology, electronics, lifestyle, [...]

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

The Biggest Takeaways from the 2018 Shop.Org Conference

Jon Bibo represented ICBA at the Shop.Org Conference earlier this month. Here are Jon's observations regarding what was most relevant and what it may mean for independent college stores. This is my 4th time attending the Shop.Org Conference and it’s one of the more exciting shows I attend [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|1 Comment

A Look Inside ASD MarketWeek and Las Vegas Market

Jon Bibo and Paula Haerr from ICBA just attended two major shows in Las Vegas: ASD MarketWeek and the Las Vegas Market. Here are their observations and insights that impact ICBA Members… ASD and Las Vegas Market (LVM) are two completely different shows that occur simultaneously in [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

Trends Spotted at the 2018 D&H BTS Show

Celebrating 100 Years of innovative distribution, the D&H Higher Education division welcomed college stores to its 21st BTS show in Lancaster, PA in mid-June. As D&H co-president Michael Schwab pointed out in his welcoming comments, college stores are very important to D&H since they serve today’s college students [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

Team ICBA Explores eCommerce Possibilities at IRCE 2018

“In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible” - Seth Godin, author With the Internet Retailer Conference (www.irce.com) taking place in Chicago this week (just a couple of miles [...]

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Conferences & Shows|0 Comments