There’s nothing quite like a trade show for connecting with our customers and fellow vendors, both old and new. In our first quarter of 2019, we attended 4 industry trade shows that remind us of why we love this business so much. We so enjoy providing our customers with quality major appliances and commercial grade equipment and learning more about our customers’ needs at each trade show. Here is a few highlights from the shows:
Nationwide Primetime, Las Vegas
At the Nationwide Primetime show held in Las Vegas in February, we witnessed Speed Queen’s re-introduction of Front Load laundry line and the Larger Speed Queen booth debut on the showroom floor. Danby’s Silhouette Wine & Beverage Center units was also a huge hit with the dealers. R&B had the honor of promoting some specials to dealers for Speed Queen. With more than 3,500 attendees and 185 vendors, we were pleased to attend this eventful trade show in Las Vegas, NV
KBIS (Kitchen & Bath/Builder Show), Las Vegas
Also held in Las Vegas in February, the KBIS show experienced a record number of attendees this year with an estimated 100,000 industry professionals in attendance. R&B helped support 10 vendors on the show floor alongside our dealers. Thor Kitchen debuted their Black Stainless & Outdoor Kitchen line of appliances and Smeg displayed a complete Dolce & Gabbana vignette in their booth. We are also excited to announce that R&B was appointed by Best Hoods as the distributor for Arizona!
Brand Source Summit, Nashville
Held in Nashville in March, the Brand Source Summit celebrated its 50th anniversary at the 2019 Summit, hosting hundreds of Brand Source dealers and distributors from across the U.S. Their show theme was “Better Together,” offering informative training sessions and some excellent buying opportunities. Participating R&B vendors included Speed Queen, Danby, GE, Electrolux and New Leaf Warranty. Happy Anniversary, Brand Source!
The Crosley Convention, Scottsdale, AZ.
The Annual Crosley Convention in Scottsdale, AZ brought together 18 Crosley Distributors! Jacques Houle, from Forno, presented to the Crosley Membership a whole suite of potential Crosley Professional Product, which was well received by the group. Our own Chris Burggraf was re-elected to the Crosley Board of Directors. This continuing partnership is off to a strong start in 2019!
Did you attend one or all of these trade shows? Do you have photos or information you’d like to share with us? We want to hear from you!
We hope to see you soon!
-Your Friends at R&B