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Walking the floor at the China Franchise Expo (held in Chengdu, China, March 12-13), OTR Global found large crowds gathered for presentations by Yum Brands Inc.’s KFC and high interest in KFC franchising opportunities among Exp
In four days of discussions with natural products suppliers at the Natural Products Expo West 2016 trade show in Anaheim, OTR Global learned details about a range of natural and mainstream retailers and distributors:
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- Athletic footwear dominated; ADS GR, NKE, KER FP's Puma most clearly benefiting from lifestyle-driven trend
- Bohemian looks still major trend for women, though customers swapping out ankle boots for lifestyle sneakers, creating continued challenges for fashion footwear category
Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V.’s proposed $106 billion takeover of SABMiller PLC was top of mind for attendees at the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show Oc
As consumers focus more on transparency and healthfulness in foods, attendance at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore Sept. 17-19 was up notably from 2014.
Trends spotted at the recent apparel and footwear trades shows held in Las Vegas (MAGIC, among others) point to a continuation from 2015 into 2016 of ath-leisure as a leading fashion theme.
Emerald Exposition LLC's Outdoor Retailer conference took place last week in Salt Lake City, the largest gathering of the outdoor industry and a space overall that OTR Global views as well positioned for the second half of the year.
Background: Attendees included more than 3,000 representatives from oil and gas companies, oil field service companies, and technology suppliers engaged in the North America and international shale oil and gas industry.