Some of the biggest names in the CE and
appliance trades convened at the Ritz-Carlton here
this month for the NATM Buying Corp.’s annual conference.
Sixty-four vendors got down to business with the
buying group’s 11 regional dealers to forge programs
and develop plans that will carry the partners through
the holiday selling season and beyond.
Themed “Fighting the Good Fight,” the four-day
event featured a heavy rotation of closed-door strategy
sessions, a 39-booth vendor fair, one-on-one roundtable
meetings between retailers and manufacturers,
and marketplace presentations by The NPD Group,
The Stevenson Company and financial services firm
Janney Montgomery Scott.