Licensing expo

Beloved characters and e-sports are just two of the attractions

attendees will be able to check out at Licensing Expo 2019.

Licensing Expo has been the leading place to connect brand owners and creators with manufacturers, licenses and retailers for more than 35 years. We asked Jessica Blue, senior vice president of global licensing at expo partner Informa Markets, about what to expect on June 4-6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.


How Sweet It Is!

Salty, too. The Sweets & Snacks Expo will allow attendees to munch their way

through the most exciting new candy and snack products. 

Sweets & Snacks Expo, coming to Chicago on May 21-23, bills itself as “the industry’s sweetest show.” Who’s going to argue with that?! Lucky attendees will be able to sample the newest treats from 340 candy exhibitors more than 390 snack exhibitors who will be launching 2,000-plus new products during the three-day show. Sweet!


The 'Intersection'

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 big National Hardware Show isn’t afraid to think ‘small’

with a focus this spring on the tiny house trend. 

The National Hardware Show will be the premier place to scope out new products, get merchandising ideas and network face-to-face with retailers and manufacturers when it runs May 7-9 in Las Vegas. Retail Merchandiser recently spoke with Richard Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show, about what to expect this spring.


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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