STAG announces 2009 buying show dates

Following the resounding success of its 2008 buying show, STAG has confirmed the 2009 event will take place on November 22-23 at the stunning Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel.
Invites to STAG suppliers and retailers that attended the 2008 show will be sent out in February.
Says Ward Robertson, managing director of STAG: “After the undoubted success of our 2008 show and the new venue, we expect to be fully booked for 2009 within weeks of the invites going out. In fact, many suppliers have already contacted us to book the same space as last year.”

STAG joint managing directors Ward Robertson and Ricky Chandler were invited to the sales meeting of footwear wholesaler Gardiner Bros of Gloucester to address its salesforce recently.
“We find these opportunities invaluable as we really enjoy getting closer to our suppliers’ sales people, says Robertson. “We share stories of our experiences that are very real and relevant and try to provoke people to look at their operation in a different light. While putting these points across in a fun way, we also get the chance to inform the team about the progression of STAG.”
Says James Gardiner of Gardiner Bros: “Ward and Ricky made a fantastic presentation to my sales team. It was a very refreshing, entertaining hour and went down very well. The sales team left on Friday afternoon full of confidence for the next few months despite the economic gloom out there.
“Ward and Ricky highlighted all the opportunities that are out there and their comments on hard work, attention to detail and being flexible in your approach struck me very clearly. It will be an interesting year and in the meantime I would like to thank STAG for all their support.”

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