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Insights from the 2020 Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

The ICBA team just returned from the 2020 Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show (SLTS) in Las Vegas. Here are their key insights and observations that are relevant for ICBA Members and that will affect the college store market: If you are not that familiar with the SLTS, it features [...]

By |2020-01-24T17:16:40-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

What’s Up & Coming in Technology: The Best Takeaways from CES 2020 for College Stores

Jon Bibo represented ICBA at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). He shares insights on what's up and coming in technology, and how college stores can benefit. Another CES is in the rearview mirror (of a self-driving car!). This was my 28th straight year of attending CES, so [...]

By |2020-01-15T11:33:11-06:00January 15th, 2020|Conferences & Shows, ICBA Blog - General|0 Comments

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

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 each year. The GRC coordinates [...]

By |2019-05-31T10:27:38-05:00April 8th, 2019|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, innovation, deal-making, and semi-controlled chaos. [...]

By |2019-01-15T22:52:45-06:00January 15th, 2019|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 each year. First of all, [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:26:33-05:00September 19th, 2018|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 the rotisserie/broiler known as summer [...]

By |2018-08-22T21:35:06-05:00August 22nd, 2018|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 who will become the corporate [...]

By |2018-08-22T20:45:08-05:00August 22nd, 2018|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 from the ICBA office), it [...]

By |2018-06-15T18:00:47-05:00June 15th, 2018|Conferences & Shows|0 Comments
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