Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

The Value of Connecting

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 by Maria Markusen

Lately I have been thinking, maybe obsessing about connection. The human kind. The kind we crave as a culture more than ever. It seems social media and technology are to blame. Social media is about virtual connections, but we’re yearning for something more. The actual human contact. Our need to connect is spilling out into […]

What’s new about the Retail Roadshows?

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 by Rob Baumhover

Our Retail Roadshows are bigger and better than ever this year! How so? This year we’re digging deeper, getting to the heart of analyzing and assessing your business with hands-on workshops using the actual tools and forms we use when working with members so that you can walk away with answers to some of your […]

The Market Experience

Posted on: January 21st, 2017 by Rob Baumhover

Last week, our Retail Team traveled to Atlanta, GA to attend The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Conference. “What does a Gift & Home Furnishing conference have to do with HME or retail?” Great question! There were no wheelchairs, compression products, lift chairs, or bath seats at Market. There are more candles than you […]

What’s in store for Retail in 2017?

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by Rob Baumhover

As we begin to close the books on 2016, we look back at all that’s happened this past year. More importantly though, we look to the future and all that is to come in 2017. Here’s what to look for from VGM Retail in 2017:

#Medtrade16 in Review

Posted on: November 8th, 2016 by Rob Baumhover

Another Medtrade Fall has come and passed, and so many memories and connections made. Here’s a look back at our week in Atlanta: Retail Science Roadshow At our final Roadshow of the year, members learned from vendor partners Topricin, Contour Products, Golden Technologies, and KT Tape. And special to this show, attendees got to play […]

Connect the Pieces with Retail at Medtrade Fall 2016

Posted on: October 25th, 2016 by Rob Baumhover

Are you headed to Medtrade Fall next week? So are we! Come find us at any of our sessions or at our booth: Monday, Oct. 31 – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM: Retail Science Roadshow Join us for our last Roadshow of 2016! Our Retail Team of experts – Jim Greatorex, Maria Markusen, and myself, Rob […]

We’re Back and Ready to Retail!

Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by Rob Baumhover

No worries – We’re still around! The Retail Team has been extremely hard at work the first half of the year. So hard, in fact, that we’ve broken the Golden Rule of blogging – Never Stop Posting! We want to thank everyone for patiently waiting our return, and we promise to do better the second half […]

Retail Roadshow Wrap Up

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 by Rob Baumhover

  After a whirlwind week of travel between Iowa, Florida and California, we can officially close the book for the second round of Retail Science Roadshows. We want to take the time to thank everyone who attended and showed interest in the event. We thoroughly enjoyed the conversations that took place and the topics that […]

In Memory of Van G. Miller

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 by Rob Baumhover

As many of you know, VGM’s fearless leader, Van G. Miller, passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. Van was the founder, heart and life of the VGM Group and will be greatly missed. He was 67 years old and had just celebrated the marriage of his youngest son on Saturday. Van died Sunday, Oct. 18, at his home, […]

Retail Vendor Receives High Recognition!

Posted on: October 15th, 2015 by Rob Baumhover

  Congratulations to Earth Mama Angel Baby on their acknowledgement as a safer, all-natural product alternative to conventional perinatal care! In a recent article, “Implementing the Use of Chemical-Free Products in a Perinatal Unit,” Earth Mama was named the choice product for hospitals seeking healthier products for their patients. “This is great news for patients, […]