SNEWS® Live: SGMA Spring Market, a next step after Super Show - SNEWS

SNEWS® Live: SGMA Spring Market, a next step after Super Show

SNEWS® Live talks to retailers and manufacturers about their expectations for the inaugural SGMA Spring Market.

This edition of SNEWS® Live is brought to you by the Outdoor Industry Association

SNEWS® Live: With the Super Show no more, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) is introducing a new trade show this summer that it says will meet the needs of specialty sports retailers across the country, as well as give product venders an opportunity to connect with new customers. SNEWS® Live talked to potential attendees and exhibitors about their expectations for the SGMA Spring Market.


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