The New

Retailers Market Place

Wholesale Merchandise Buying Show

Sunday & Monday, February 27 &28, 2022

Exhibitor Information

It's Official!

The next Retailers Market Place Show will take place

At the DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center in Grand Rapids, MI.

Sunday & Monday, February 27 & 28, 2022

Sunday 9am-6pm - Monday 9am-5pm

 

Initial exhibitor response has been very favorable and it was nice to hear from so many of you, excited about having a show in Grand Rapids.  GR draws a lot of interest from Michiganders in general and many already enjoy visiting for the diverse dining, entertainment, shopping and overnight accommodations.

 

On this website you will find a new booth layout and contract.  Please complete and return with your deposit now to secure booth space.

 

*Also please email message me back and let me know to hold space for you.   If you are one of the many who have already gotten your booth location requests to me, please message me again and let me know that you still want the booths you requested and your contract and deposit are on the way.

 

If you haven’t yet requested a specific location, please give me an idea of where you would like your booth/s to be located.

If you would prefer to call me to discuss, I can be reached at 231-526-1270.  Happy to work with you.

 

The Show

We will continue with the two-day show format we started in 2020.  Times are from 9-6 on Sunday and 9-5 on Monday. Feedback from vendors and buyers was all favorable.  It ended up being a more efficient show keeping everyone’s time commitment and expense proportional to Buyer traffic.

 

We will again be allowing cash and carry to take place at the show but I plan to concentrate the large booths who do solely C & C sales to a specific area of the show floor whenever possible to maintain the order writing environment.

 

The Venue

The DeltaPlex is located at 2500 Turner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids 49544.  It is very easily accessed of US 131 at the Anne St. Exit 88, 2 miles north of the center of Downtown.

*Parking at the DeltaPlex for our event is free.  With 1500 parking spaces, there is plenty of room to park trucks and trailers.   The loading doors are easily accessible and you are free to come and go as needed.  You can see more of the DeltaPlex at www.deltaplex.com.

 

Hotels

I have lined up four hotels with discounted rates.   Two downtown with luxury accommodations and two on Alpine Avenue a very short drive from the DeltaPlex.  I will post these hotels on the show website very soon.   The rates vary from $99 - $209 per room night depending on the property.   Remember, if you stay downtown, you have the added expense of 15% tax and valet or self-parking which can add up to $32-39 per day.   There are restaurants and breweries of all types in every direction around GR.

 

Buyers

The show will be marketed aggressively to our buyers through direct and frequent hard and email.  We will encourage our buyers to pre-register ahead of time.  We will handle registration before the event and at the door in an organized and professional manner as always to make the process easy and pleasant for all.   We have built a loyal following from a variety of shops in the area who rely on us for that direct person to person, person to product relationship.

 

Website and Facebook

The new Show website is being updated periodically now at www.retailersmp.com

I will be posting at the show Facebook Page (Retailers Market Place), too as we move forward.

Please give the page a like if you want to be included in the posts.

 

Anyway, that’s it – it’s official.  I am excited to be doing a show in GR.

Thank you

Jim Liska

231-526-1270 voice & text

New email; [email protected]

DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544