What You Can Do At This Week’s Distributor Shows

What You Can Do At This Week’s Distributor Shows

Combo logos Arett BFG and PrinceIt’s a busy week, with three distributor shows scheduled. If you’re heading Arett Sales, BFG Supply, or the Prince Fall Booking shows, we’ve got the inside scoop on what you’ll not want to miss.

Arett Open House
Atlantic City, September 11 to 13


Arett’s annual Open House event includes plenty of food and exhibitors (there’s more than 400 booths).

There are three keynotes lined up. Kicking off on Sunday, retail motivational speaker Bob Phibbs will fire everyone up with his talk, “You Can Compete.” during a brunch.

On Monday, consultant Ian Baldwin will get down to details in his “The Applied Science Of Winning Market Share.” And AmericanHort’s Jennifer Noble will offer the final keynote, asking retailers, “What If We Knew The Future?”

And you’ll want to make sure you attend the evening entertainment:

  • Sunday: Happy hour, dinner and live jazz on the show floor.
    Monday: Dinner at the Tropicana Hotel.

BFG Expo
Cleveland, OH, Sep 14 to 15

You’ll want to make sure you stop in Cleveland next week. The BFG Expo is when the distributor has its best pricing of the year. On-site benefits include extra discounts and extended terms (pre-qualification is required).

BFG is also the exclusive distributor for Michael Carr Designs, Grower Select, Gardener Select, The Plant Connection, Wetsel Seed, and more.

Prince Fall Booking Show
Wisconsin Dells, WI, Sep. 10 to 12

The Prince Fall Booking Show promotes itself as the most family friendly distributor show — it’s held at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, which boasts an extensive water park.

This is also the largest Prince show so far, with more than 300 exhibitors this year.