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:

New and Improved Retail Roadshows

We’re going on our third year of Retail Roadshows, and every year we learn how to change it to what the industry is looking for. And this year is no different.

To reflect the changes and needs of the industry, we’ve upgraded and expanded our Retail Science Roadshows for 2017. Every event we host will be customized around the viability and potential for retail operations in that specific region through a detailed market analysis of the area and examples of real retail success.

If you’re considering the possibility of adding retail to your current operations or adding a new location to your HME fleet, these new Roadshows will assist you in determining the potential success in your market. Our first event will be at Medtrade Spring, and registration will open after the first of the year.

Mock- Retail Showroom at Heartland Conference

This year at Heartland, Retail is going above and beyond our normal booth space and moving across the street to set up a full health and wellness store in an actual retail location. See what the future of HME and health stores look and feel like with our mock-retail store. More details and sneak peeks to come! As usual, we will also be leading several educational sessions, round-table sessions and events throughout Heartland week.

New Retail Vendors

VGM’s contracting department and VGM Retail always have our ears to the ground on new vendor opportunities to expand our contracted vendor portfolio. On the Retail side, we’re focused on health and wellness products as well as add-on products that will complement your bread and butter products. As we sign these new vendors, they will announce them here on our blog so check back in.


This is just a small taste of what we have cooking up for 2017 – we can’t give away all of our secrets! Stay tuned throughout the year for more updates, events and opportunities.