Southern Stores Adapting to Changing Economic Conditions

By Jennie Bell ATLANTA — Despite slow sales during the summer months, retailers at the Atlanta Shoe Market were maintaining a positive outlook for spring ’12. Most storeowners said their buying budgets remain the same from the previous year, though rising wholesale...

What’s New at the Fall ’12 Markets

All signs point to an active and profitable fall ’12 season, according to the heads of the industry’s largest domestic trade shows. Event organizers told Footwear News they expect footwear’s momentum — and profitability — to continue through the fall. And while they...

On the Road Again

The Atlanta Shoe Market: Bigger is Better The Atlanta Shoe Market (TASM) once again smashed attendance records during its Aug. 17-19 edition, boasting a roster of more than 900 exhibitors and 1,800 brands that cemented its reputation as the go-to show for retailers...

Show Times

TASM: HOT-LANTA Buyers at TASM in Atlanta shopped the busiest show yet, reports Laura Conwell-O’Brien, show manager and executive director of Southeastern Shoe Travelers Association. “This isn’t a regional show anymore; this is the new WSA,”...

Massive Turnout in Atlanta for the August Spring Market

August 20, 2012 – Atlanta, GA . . .Even a brooding sky and mid-afternoon thunderstorms couldn’t keep attendees from the August 17-19, 2012 edition of the semi-annual Atlanta Shoe Market. For as long as anyone can remember, the Atlanta market has been growing “like...

Trade Show Planner: The Atlanta Shoe Market

AUG. 17-19 Cobb Galleria Centre & Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta Kicking off with a casino and cocktail party at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, The Atlanta Shoe Market will host a meeting of the Southeastern Independent Retailers organization. A color...