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We preview the excitement planned for the one-of-a-kind GlobalShop 2019 show

that will bring together the nation’s top three non-resale retail tradeshows. 

Retail Merchandiser spoke with Doug Hope to get a preview of GlobalShop 2019, running June 25-27 in Chicago. GlobalShop is the nation’s largest trade show and conference dedicated to store design, merchandising and shopper-facing marketing and technology. Hope is show director of RetailX and senior vice president of Emerald Expositions.


The 18th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

returns in February with more than 100 star-studded events. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

The iconic white tents of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) will line Miami Beach in February to house returning and reimagined fan-favorite tastings for five star-studded days.

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The Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show brings together brand owners, licensors, licensees and retailers.

The Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center Jan. 22-24, 2019, for its 13th annual edition, bringing together brand owners, licensors, licensees and retailers interested in sports licensed products. The show has experienced steady growth each year and as this trend continues 2019 is expected to be the largest show to date. New educational content, networking events and an updated License to Buy rebate program are key features to this year’s show. 


Waymo, Verizon CEOs to address CES in Las Vegas as thousands check out

the latest and greatest in consumer technologies.

The technology world is gearing up to attend CES, the world’s largest gathering of the consumer electronics industry. How big is CES? The show, which runs Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas, is expected to attract more than 180,000 attendees from more than 155 countries.

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For the toy industry, ’tis the season for opportunities and threats galore.

By Steve Pasierb

After a far too tumultuous 2018, the toy industry is in the midst of the most vital three months of the year. While manufacturers and retailers of all sizes and types have mobilized to replace distribution channels and grab market share following Toys“R”Us closings, the successful sell-in of a range of great toy products over the past several months now needs to translate to effective holiday sell-through to consumers. 

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