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ASD Running Independent Retailer Conference

The nation’s largest consumer merchandise trade show, the ASD Show, will welcome the nation’s only conference dedicated entirely to independent retailers, the Independent Retailer Conference, to their March 16-19, 2014 show held in Las Vegas.


“We’re excited to bring expert education and trusted support uniquely for independent retailers to our upcoming show, providing the thousands of independent retailers who attend each ASD Show a valuable experience to help their stores further succeed,” explained ASD Show Marketing Director Camille Candella.


The Independent Retailer Conference holds a flagship conference annually, with their 2014 event taking place April 21, 2014 at the Scholastic Auditorium in New York City. Their participation at the ASD Show will be the first trade show that they have brought their conference to, allowing the 40K plus attendees expected to attend the March 2014 ASD Show to gain maximum support for their stores in addition to their buying experience at the ASD Show.


“The Independent Retailer Conference is committed to delivering quality education for merchants who have one to ten stores. By attending the ASD Show, we will be able to further reach independent retailers and engage with them through educational seminars, hands-on workshops, quick tip teachings and much more. We’re excited to support the attendees of ASD, and look forward to supporting ASD in their constant efforts to best support retailers,” Independent Retailer Conference Co-Founder Nicole Leinbach Reyhle stated.


Joining the Independent Retailer Conference at ASD will be internationally recognized retail experts Kizer & Bender, who will be delivering a keynote presentation as well as will be onsite for an “Ask the Experts” station as part of the Independent Retailer Conference.


“Most trade shows focus on a single industry, but not ASD. It attracts retailers from every industry. We’re looking forward to sharing ideas with all sorts of indie retailers at the inaugural Independent Retailer Conference – and hearing their stories. The value in this exchange of ideas is priceless. We can’t wait,” Georganne Bender, one half of retail expert team Kizer & Bender, told us.


The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of retail small business owners.  Their education-rich, action-packed events offer retailers, wholesalers and community leaders the chance to engage, learn and connect with retail experts, industry leaders, service providers and like-minded entrepreneurs. Attendees of the ASD Show can expect an interactive experience that leaves them better educated and more inspired – with takeaway tools to bring back to their stores.



About Independent Retailer Conference
The Independent Retailer Conference is the nation’s only retail conference dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of indie store owners. Founded by industry veterans Nicole Leinbach Reyhle of Retail Minded & Kerry Bannigan of Nolcha Events, the Independent Retailer Conference takes place annually, offering independent retailers the chance to engage, learn, connect and get inspired from retail experts, industry leaders, service providers and like-minded retailers from across the nation. 


Retailers Forum magazine, the industry's leader in wholesale merchandise sourcing is proud to be a long-time media sponsor of the ASD Trade Shows.