BrandSource Sets Convention Agenda
Retail merchandising group BrandSource has set the agenda for its annual convention, August 28-31 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
At the convention, themed "Roll up Their Sleeves and Succeed," BrandSource will unveil new product lines and new technologies for greater efficiency; and offer workshops and seminars designed to give member retailers competitive advantages. CEO Bob Lawrence expects attendance to increase 25 percent over last year's gathering.
On the technology front, BrandSource will unveil a new mobile application that has been under for the past year; and also will launch its new Web-based Expert Parts program, designed to save members time searching for parts. The new online interface allows users to quickly and easily look up parts for most mainstream domestic brands, as well as LG and Samsung, place the needed items on a single "shopping list" and immediately check availability and estimated ship time from multiple distributors across the country. Orders can be immediately placed, avoiding dozens of wasted hours per year and a drain on the efficiency, productivity and profitability of the service department.