By Moe Lastfogel
Director of Sales and Marketing for The Retail Observer
As you look to the right of this article you will see a list of buying groups and associations that make up the core of the Kitchen and Bath, Home Furnishings and Consumer Electronics industries. The Retail Observer proudly supports these group associations and actively participates in their tradeshows and industry events throughout the year. The ways independents can get ahead in today’s competitive environment through group associations are limitless! Think about it. We started with only 6,000 paper subscribers 12 years ago and now The Retail Observer is delivered to more than 18,000 locations in North America, has more than 6,500 digital subscribers and is available to over 125,000 people in more than 37 countries through social media sites with more than 35k hits to the website monthly.
That’s proof of how leveraging your membership with these associations can increase your exposure and help your business grow. Using all of the member benefits available to you through your buying groups and associations will no doubt have an impact on your business. But the key is to go beyond just being a member. Here are a few ideas on how to supercharge your partnerships!