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 ( 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

Insights & Highlights from CES

Jon Bibo made it out of CES 2018 in one piece (barely) and shares his final thoughts on what he experienced:  So, my 27th CES is now in the rearview mirror. First time ever in Vegas without a single (beloved) Vegas Buffet!! Trust me, I didn’t starve myself. After [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

Rain, Rain, Go Away, 180,000 CES Attendees Want You to Come Another Day!

ICBA COO, Jon Bibo, continues his reports from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show with this recap of Day 1 and 2. Well, in 27 years at CES, I don’t remember having to buy an over-priced umbrella from the hotel gift shop—but this year, a steady rain throughout CES [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Conferences & Shows|0 Comments