Worldwide Buying Group, the Seattle-based buying cooperative, just concluded what it said was a very successful spring tradeshow in Reno, Nevada February 26-March 2, that was held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The general show featured fall purchasing for Footwear, Hunting Sports, Outdoor/Camping, Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Apparel, HomeWorld and Luggage with a two-day Toy Show immediately following. It was reported the show was well attended with over 200 member stores perusing 572 vendor booths, 25 of which were new vendors to the show. 

Rivers West received the 2007 Hardlines Vendor of the Year Award and Dorfman Pacific was the recipient for the Softlines Vendor of the Year Award. Both companies were honored to receive the awards and proud of their strong relationships with Worldwide Members. 

Chris Meyer from Gold Medal Hosiery received the Softlines Representative of the Year award and Jack Harding from J. Harding & Associates was named the Hardlines Representative of the Year.  Both were honored for their exemplary service to the Worldwide members and staff.   

September 2008 Show Dates:

September 7-8, 2008 – Athletic Show
September 9-12, 2008 – General Merchandise Show
Reno-Sparks Convention Center