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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

4 Insights from the 2018 Global Retailing Conference

Jon Bibo attended the Global Retailing Conference (GRC) in Tucson, AZ, for the 4th consecutive year and shares his thoughts on this exciting conference that addresses hot topics in the world of retail. The GRC is one of my favorite and most thought-provoking Conferences each year. The GRC is held [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Categories: Conferences & Shows|1 Comment

2018 Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show (SLTS): A Growing Show for Collegiate Merchandise

Paula Haerr and Jon Bibo spent the week at the SLTS in Vegas and here are some of their insights and observations. Plenty of Fish in the Collegiate Licensed Merchandise Sea ICBA has attended SLTS the last 3 years and has seen [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Categories: Conferences & Shows|0 Comments