November 19 - 21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

PANEL: MEET THE BEST RUNNING STORES FINALISTS

Join Laura Green as she moderates a discussion with the top four finalists of the 2023 Best Running Stores awards program! The Best Running Stores awards program celebrates the stores leading by example in the run specialty industry—the retailers who continually show their commitment to their customers, employees, and community. Leaders among their peers, these […]

Lunch & Networking

Grab a bite to eat and catch up with your peers during a break in sessions.

RUNNING THROUGH TODAY’S RETAIL LANDSCAPE

Run specialty stores are a unique part of the retail landscape. Despite a quickly changing market and constant evolutions to how consumers shop and make purchasing decisions, run specialty stores have survived—and even flourished—over the last decade. Here’s why: Run specialty stores excel at creating powerful and memorable experiences, which often results in return customers. […]

WHAT’S YOUR BUYER ARCHETYPE? UNMASKING SHOPAHOLICS, HOARDERS, AND PENNY-PINCHERS

Ready to decode your buying personality? Join our captivating workshop, where you’ll discover the secret identities of Specialty Retail Buyers. Brace yourself for an interactive digital quiz that will determine your buyer persona and unveil whether you’re a cautious connoisseur, a product hoarder, or an impulsive shopaholic. We’ll deep dive into the world of these […]

THE $1 TRILLION DOLLAR MARKET TO ADD TO YOUR SALES PLAN

Worried about a recession? Try adding a $1 trillion market demographic that has been virtually ignored by the running industry. But what is this group? And how can you successfully leverage them to grow your business in a sustainable, inclusive way? Join this presentation to be taken on a journey through this opportunity, along with […]

HOW TO SOCIAL MEDIA – TOOLS (AND STRATEGIES) OF THE TRADE

Successful retail now requires an intentional social media strategy, but that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive or complicated. In this panel session, you will learn strategy and tactics from social media pros from the running world, as well as from retailers who have successfully incorporated social media into their running retail operations.

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