San Antonio - MEGA Group USA, the 1,400-member buying organization
for independent appliance, home furnishings and CE dealers, wrapped up a
buoyant four-day fall convention here at the Marriot Riverwalk Hotel earlier
The group, also known as Best Brands Plus, reported a strong turnout of attendees and
Dealers arrived with cautious optimism for solid fourth quarter
sales and "showed up to do business," the group reported. This was reflected in
the substantial volume of orders placed at the show, which helped suppliers hit
or exceed their sales goals for the event, executives said.
"The fall convention pleasantly exceeded everyone's expectations
from attendance, business conducted and the quality of San Antonio as a host
city for the event," said MEGA Group president Rick Bellows.
Beside the buy fair, members attended workshops and presentations
on such topics as margin, attachment sales and bottom-line performance. Highlights
included a keynote address by author and consultant Bob Langdon on "Managing
Your Business in Turbulent Times," plus reviews of MEGA's latest Web marketing
tools and custom circular programs.
The group also hosted special events and meetings to welcome new
members into the fold, and all attendees were welcome to participate in a golf
tournament held at the renowned Quarry Golf Course, here.