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 of the year.

In our triumphant return, we wanted to clue everyone in on what we’ve been up to the last few months:

New, Customized Retail Solutions

The more members we work with, the more insight we get on what our members need most in order to be successful, which is why we’ve modified and created new service offerings. The two new services we’re most excited about are our:

Strategic Business Assessments – a head to toe, in-person look at your current business or future business plan to assess the viability and opportunities available in your market through property assessments, competitive and demographic analysis, and financial planning

Management Services Program – a customized, ongoing partnership to perfect your retail strategy and provide support in key areas of your inventory management, product sourcing and buying, human resources, and financial analysis operations where you may be too busy to grow and maintain positive outcomes

If either of these sound beneficial to you, give us a call to talk more about them.

Vendors, Vendors and More Vendors

In conjunction with the modification of our services, we’ve also been hitting the streets in search of vendor partners with not only the latest and greatest products, but also programs and resources to help our members be successful. Our five newest vendors are:

– Golden Technologies
– Incrediwear
– KT Tape
– Pharmaceutical Specialties/ College Canes
– Contour Products

Check them out on our Vendor Partner page to learn more.


Without a doubt, this year’s Heartland was the best one yet! For anyone that was able to attend, you may have seen us in our Retail Showroom space, during our educational sessions, at the first ever Retail Shark Tank, or just out and about during the week. We hope you had a great time in Waterloo, IA. We’re already gearing up to make Heartland 2017 even better!

New Roadshow Locations

So far this year, we’ve held four Roadshows, including a session at Heartland. If you haven’t been able to attend a Roadshow yet, you’re in luck! There are three more events left for 2016:

– Louisville, KY – July 19th
– Dallas, TX – September 13th
– Atlanta, GA | Medtrade – October 31st

Click here to register for an event near you or suggest a location you’d like to see!

We’ve Joined Twitter!

Not only are coming back to blogging, but we’ve kicked it up a notch and joined the Twittersphere! Follow us at @VGMRetail for more great information and industry news.