Worldwide Buying Group, the Seattle based member-owned buying cooperative, reported over 200 members and prospective stores attended their Fall 2011 Buying Show in Portland, OR. 550 exhibitors were on the show floor representing industry manufacturers from footwear to firearms. Overall, the comments from the show were that the vendors came prepared with great programs and pricing and the members responded.
Art Gardner, Dorfman Pacific VP of Sales commented “We had the best Worldwide show in history of company.”
Coleman Company reported they also had record sales for the season.
Worldwide is achieving their most successful year with member purchases and member dividends. The next Worldwide Show will be held once again in Reno, Nevada February 7-10, 2012.