July 28, 2014 08:00 ET

ECRM's School & Office Event Sells Out Again in 2014

SOLON, OH--(Marketwired - Jul 28, 2014) - Business innovation and technology leader Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM®) is hosting their annual School & Office Efficient Program Planning Session (EPPS) from September 14-18, 2014 at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida. 

For the 10th year in a row ECRM sells each available vendor registration, topping out at over 140 suppliers attending the event. Each company will have the opportunity to meet with an impressive list of over 300 buyers from a variety of specialty, mass, drug and grocery chains. 

Before this event ECRM works to understand the needs of each company and what they expect to get out of the event. Whether it is a new product launch or catching up with current clients, this strategic approach allows for ECRM to preschedule private meetings that make sense for both buyers and sellers. Because of this strategic meeting approach, planning responsibilities can be accomplished over a few days rather than months. 

According to Melinda Young, VP of General Merchandise at ECRM, "It's the ECRM format that sets our events apart. It's the only event where small and large suppliers have the opportunity to meet with a variety of decision makers."

Another factor that defines this event is the all-inclusive price structure. Because all costs are woven into this onetime fee, there are no surprise expenses at the event. Meaning, everything is covered up front, including: meetings, meals, hotel accommodations and odds and ends like Internet, electricity and wastebaskets. 

Use this link to view a full ECRM event listing for 2015: 

About ECRM:
Since 1994, over 1,000 EPPS events have been held worldwide in various categories that include grocery, general merchandise, foodservice, health & beauty care, pharmacy and packaging. For more information, please visit

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