WHAT: Marc Joseph, CEO of DollarDays and author of “The Secrets of Retailing…or How to Beat Walmart,” will give the keynote speech at the 2006 National Dollar Store Expo. Joseph will share his retailing secrets with attendees and give them advice on how to compete and even win against big-box retailers.
WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2006, at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Las Vegas Convention Center: Room N258
WHO: With nearly 30 years of experience in retailing and wholesaling, Marc Joseph is CEO of DollarDays, a premier Internet-based product wholesaler to small businesses and local distributors. DollarDays is a Web-based virtual warehouse where small-business owners can find great deals on small-business-sized orders for more than 30,000 consumer products, from toys and household décor to apparel, electronics and seasonal merchandise. Due to its innovative business model, DollarDays’ prices are not only often far below those which most small business are accustomed to, but the offerings include many name-brand products, as well as rock-bottom pricing on overstocked and closeout items.
As a result of helping DollarDays’ customers, Joseph wrote “The Secrets of Retailing…or How to Beat Walmart,” where he details how small businesses can compete and even win against Walmart and other giant retailers that come to their towns. In addition, Joseph provides expert advice to independent retailers of all sizes on the nuts and bolts of setting up a successful retail chain—from the psychology of buying and hiring employees to working successfully with vendors and promoters. The book can be purchased on www.amazon.com.
OTHER: The fastest-growing retail segment is the dollar/value/deep-discount channel. The National Dollar Expo is one of the largest trade shows dedicated to the $40 billion industry. The show takes place Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information, please visit www.dollarstoreexpo.com.