Consumers value the superior quality of local products and the “buy local” movement has made retailers more willing to partner with local suppliers because these suppliers offer mutually beneficial, strategic value.
With more than 2,100 exhibitors spread across three sections of Chicago’s monstrous McCormick Place for the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show, it could be very easy to get lost amid the seemingly never-ending aisles of stylish décor and industrious...
Today’s strong consumer demand for sustainable products can help suppliers and retailers stand out in the crowded business-to-consumer (B2C) marketplace.
This year, retailers should build strategic relationships with local product suppliers to capitalize on the growing “buy local” movement.
Retailers increasingly source local products to streamline logistics and reduce transportation costs. Both retailers and suppliers build goodwill by investing in the local economy, and consumers feel good for supporting people and jobs in their community.
One of the biggest shows of the season, and arguably the largest specialty food show on the West Coast, this show gave attendees a lot to think about as they walked the floor.
Trade shows are a vital part of the CPG industry. They’re the perfect opportunity for both buyers and suppliers to get out there and see how the industry is transforming and the trends that are brewing on local and national...