A thousand retailers to attend Bestway Retail Showcase

Bestway is to hold a new event – the Bestway Retail Showcase 2023 – at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre on 25 May 2023.

Dawood Pervez: ‘We see this event as a journey of discovery for our retailers.’

Over 1,000 retailers will attend the Showcase alongside Bestway’s specialist retail team and 140 suppliers who will be exhibiting.

The new, larger event will incorporate elements of Bestway’s regional Retail Development Shows and the Drinks at Home events (hosted by Bargain Booze) which have proven to be popular over many years.

Retailers will be able to enjoy interactive events, experiential zones and food tastings that will incorporate ‘perfect serve’ masterclasses, cocktail making and pairing sessions. The Marketing Zone will have a drop-in session for advice and industry insights from Lumina.

There will be live demos, presentations on best practice, and workshops, as well as networking events with other independent retailers, suppliers and Bestway colleagues.

Suppliers will host branded stands, and offer exclusive show deals to help drive more profit. There will also be convenience and licensed ‘mock stores’ that will showcase the latest from Bestway’s store development team alongside product giveaways, competitions and prize draws.

The Bestway Retail Showcase 2023 will also provide an opportunity for retailers to enter the Bestway Retail Development Awards 2023, which will be relaunched in May as Bestway Performance Awards. To be held at the end of the year, these awards celebrate outstanding achievements and business successes as part of Bestway’s ethos of continuous development and helping retailers drive growth.

Bestway Wholesale’s managing director Dawood Pervez said: “We are delighted and proud to be launching The Bestway Retail Showcase, which is a major investment into our retailers and takes our Retail Development Programme to a whole new level.

“We’re there to share ideas, learn from each other and build new relationships in a friendly, community and convivial atmosphere. This is just one example of the value add that Bestway Retail offers retailers as being the true champion of the independent retailer.

“We see this event as a journey of discovery for our retailers. It’s often hard for independent retailers to find time to discover the latest trends and insights to support their business but here is the opportunity for them to discover the latest and great new products and services from suppliers, as well as share ideas from meeting like-minded independent business owners, often with the same challenges.

“All this is geared towards supporting their business to be more successful – driving sales, margin, and profit!

“Undoubtedly, this will be one of the most exciting events in the industry calendar. We are always humbled by the sheer talent, commitment and determination of our retailers and nowhere will this be evidenced more strongly than at the new Bestway Retail Showcase 2023 and the subsequent Retail Development Awards which will take place at the end of 2023.”

Published Date: April 14, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News