STAG put on another successful buying show at The Tullamore Court Hotel in Tullamore, its second in the Republic of Ireland.
Just over 90 per cent of all STAG members based in Ireland attended the two-day event, which featured over 30 brands, including new members Trespass, Oakley, Rockport and Helly Hansen.
With the focus on buying, STAG encouraged all brands at the show to make exclusive offers available, as well as providing complimentary accommodation and meals for members.
Twice as many members turned out for the show on October 23-24 as last year, creating an excellent networking opportunity for all in attendance.
Says Ricky Chandler, joint managing director of STAG: “We were absolutely delighted at the level of attendance from retailers and suppliers – they all played their part in making The STAG Buying Show the tremendous success that it was.
“The attitude of everyone created a fabulous atmosphere where the level of business written was incredible.”
ASICS’ Sam Walker said the brand had a fantastic show, with record breaking show sales and a huge amount of interest shown from all members, while Conor Lloyd at Helly Hansen said the company wrote business with 10 new retailers.
“Once again STAG provided an excellent event where we managed to present HI-TEC to over 50 new and current customers,” said the company’s Ian Cameron. “We took record orders and opened many new accounts.”
“We had a tremendous show, smashing all of our pre-show sales targets and opened a number of excellent new accounts,” said Rob Gregory of Zoggs.
Jon Drage of Fitness Mad added: “This show was so good for us that if STAG ran four a year we would attend all four.”