Event Allows Vendors to Introduce their Products and Learn How to Get onto the Retailer’s Shelves
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CWH–GS Media & Events, promoters of multi-dealer RV & outdoor lifestyle shows, today announced they will host a New Product Expo preceding their upcoming Buy! Buy! Derby RV Sale in September. The Product Expo offers vendors, entrepreneurs and suppliers of innovative and new products to the RV and outdoor lifestyle market; including hunting, fishing and marine categories, the opportunity to present their products to a team of merchandise buyers and for their products to possibly be offered at over 200 Camping World and Gander Outdoors retail stores nationwide and sold on CampingWorld.com, GanderOutdoors.com and Overtons.com.
“The objective of our product expo is to create an efficient environment for vendors and suppliers to meet and communicate with our buyers,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World and Gander Outdoors and host of CNBC’s The Profit. “As we continue to grow our company throughout the United States, we are also growing our product offering and increasing our focus on finding fantastic innovative and unique products that our customers will love.”
Held at the Arlington International Racecourse, at 2200 Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL, the Product Expo kicks off Thursday, September 26th from 9am-5pm and continues Friday, September 27th from 9am-12pm. Merchandise buyers will be on-site to explore many of the trends and new product opportunities being offered by established and emerging vendors. Selected product ideas will be reviewed for innovation, growth potential, design, and readiness to go-to-market. The Product Expo is free and open to all vendors, including close out products, suppliers and manufacturers that have registered to attend. More information, including the event agenda, is available here.
“We are looking forward to a great event with a wide variety of products and categories to keep up with the changing trends and offer the best RV and outdoor products to our customer base,” states Peter Jelinek, Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Camping World, Overton’s and Gander Outdoors. “Industry vendors appreciate the opportunity to meet with an audience of product developers and store merchandising professionals looking for the newest products and services, and we are thrilled we are able to offer the opportunity. We welcome the vendors to come prepared to promote your product to our buyers with a 30-minute pitch!”
Space is limited and available by appointment only. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by submitting their contact, company and product information here.
About GS Media & Events
GS Media & Events owns or operates more than 30 recreation-focused consumer shows across the RV, camping, outdoor, boat and marine categories throughout America. Their multi-dealer RV shows and RV Adventure Travel Shows present a wide variety of motorized RVs, travel trailers and folding campers as well as seminars by industry professionals and organizations. www.GSEvents.com
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