The much anticipated biannual ASD Market Week trade show will be held on July 29th through August 1st at the Las Vegas Convention Center with Refund Retriever located in the central hall lobby participating in the Independent Retailer Conference. Ever wanted to know ASD Market Week history?
ASD Market Week features thousands of exhibitors and attracts 45,000 buyers twice a year. So if you miss the July show, you can catch the next show in March. “Retailers are constantly in search of ways to strengthen their store profits and selling success and fortunately, at ASD Market Week merchants become better positioned to reach these goals. With over 2,800 vendors to explore and over 100 complimentary educational experiences to participate in, there is no shortage of opportunities for attendees of ASD to gain from,” said Nicole Leinbach Reyhle of Retail Minded. Reyhle is also the co-founder of the Independent Retailer Conference.
Refund Retriever’s ASD Market Week Speaking Schedule:
July 29 – 11:30 am – 5 Ways to Identify If Your Current Shipping Strategy Is Working
July 29 – 3:00 pm – PANEL DISCUSSION: Tech, Retail & Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid: Welcoming Technology into Your Retail Business
July 30 – 11:30 am – Shipping & E-commerce: 5 Unexpected Tips to Thrive in 2018 & Beyond
July 31 – 10:00 am – 3 Steps to Understanding Shipping Surcharges
July 31 – 1:45 pm – Shipping & E-commerce: 5 Unexpected Tips to Thrive in 2018 & Beyond
What is ASD Market Week All About?
ASD Market Week is the leading event for low-to-mid-level merchandisers and was voted “Trade Show of the Year” by TSNN in 2016, and deservedly so. Nowhere else can you find 2,800 amazing merchandise exhibitors and vendors under one roof. Much of the exhibitors offer direct sourcing which means merchants do not have to go through a distributor for goods. They can buy directly from the factory which saves money.
ASD Market Week features nine shows covering the following categories: general store products, convenience store products, beauty, fragrance, toys, novelties, cultural products, direct sourcing, fashion and accessories. Merchants will be amazed by the number of affordable items much of which are available direct from the factory.
Global importers, distributors, and retailers alike will enjoy the Independent Retailer Conference and SourceDirect Trade Show which are growing components of the ASD Market Week experience. SourceDirect provides buyers with the opportunity to source products directly from more than 14 countries. The Independent Retailer Conference is a “pop up conference” located in the central hall lobby dedicated to indie store owners with a focus on delivering in-store and e-commerce operational insight and expertise.
History of ASD and ASD Market Week
ASD began as a military surplus trade show in 1961. In fact, ASD at one time was the abbreviation for Associated Surplus Dealers. This west coast trade group was founded by Walter Fletcher and began as small trade shows held in Santa Monica, Ca. ASD added Associated Merchandise Dealers (AMD) to their name: “ASD/AMD Trade Shows”.
In 1992, the ASD/AMD Trade Show in Las Vegas garnered far more interest than in previous years with a record number of 40,000 buyers and 4,000 sellers. Miller Freeman Inc acquired the show in 1995 and Miller Freeman Inc was then acquired by VNU in 2000. Emerald Expositions was created in 2013 and still runs the event. 2017 welcomed the addition of the Prosper Show co-located within the Las Vegas convention center. The PROSPER Show is an annual conference focused on sharing best practice education and providing significant networking opportunities for established Amazon sellers.
The ASD Market Week Trade Show grew to 45,000 buyers today and counting. The exhibitors come from over 110 countries, offering retail stores bargain prices that will translate into more profits and greater margin in the long run. ASD Market Week history is fascinating and guaranteed to keep growing.
Don’t miss this excellent all-in-one trade show shopping experience. The only B2B trade show that offers a variety of high-quality retail merchandise of this magnitude. The trade show floor will be filled with general and specialty goods at wholesale prices. For more information about ASD Market Week, visit https://www.asdonline.com.