SPAR Scotland will host a virtual tradeshow on 23 September 2021.
During the event the company will update suppliers, retailers and colleagues on its ongoing plans to further develop its business in a post-pandemic world.
The event is themed ‘One Family, One Vision’. There will be suppliers exhibiting, presentations from SPAR Scotland and key supplier partners, a live Q&A session and deals on the day for retailers. Motivational speaker and former Royal Marine Andy Grant is already booked to speak. Each delegate will receive a ‘survival kit’ to help them get through the event, in a fun way.
Led by SPAR Scotland boss Colin McLean, the sessions during the live event will provide actionable steps retailers can take to increase sales and profit and learn about the latest initiatives the company is planning.
In addition, there will be one-to-one video meetings set up with independent retailers and company-owned store managers.
Suppliers will have an opportunity to increase the distribution and volumes of key products with a new platform for securing orders developed for this year.
Colin McLean commented: “Whilst it is pleasing to see current lockdown measures being eased, we still believe a virtual event is the best solution in the current climate. As we have stated many times throughout the last year, the safety and wellbeing of all attendees remains our number one priority. Feedback from our first virtual tradeshow held last November was excellent and as a result we have decided to go ahead with our second virtual event on 23 September.
“This year we are planning the largest virtual event for Scotland in terms of the wholesale and convenience market, and we are very excited about what we have in store.”