ATLANTA (June 29, 2016)—The 2016 VGM Retail Science Roadshow rolls on with stops in Louisville, Kentucky (July 19) and Dallas (September 13)—with the final eight-hour show set for Medtrade in Atlanta.

The roadshow is a one-day, hands-on, interactive educational event sponsored by VGM Retail. Led by Jim Greatorex and Maria Markusen, two of the industry’s most seasoned experts in health care retail/caretail, Roadshow sessions provide practical tips, techniques and strategies for the retail business. Attendees will also learn directly from vendors about the latest and greatest retail products that can significantly boost the caretail business.

“The great thing about this road show is that we are doing this with our vendors,” says Markusen. “We get in-depth. We don’t just talk about the high-level surface stuff. We talk about the numbers, so when people go home they can use the information to improve their business and make changes.”

“Education and what we call “core competencies” of running a retail store will be mixed in with manufacturer education about how to measure metrics and do sales training,” says Greatorex. “We will show attendees product opportunities that we believe are great cash opportunities—with new and exciting vendors. We provide education about how to merchandise and market new products, all of which are designed to help providers grow and bring in new customers.”

Roadshow Schedule
Louisville, KY
July 19
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport
2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209

Dallas, TX
September 13
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Dallas Park Central
13131 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243

Medtrade—Atlanta, GA
October 31
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Session Pricing for VGM Members
$79.99 for first attendee
$49.99 for all additional attendees

Those who wish to attend any of the remaining sessions (including the session at Medtrade), click here. For any questions about the Retail Science Roadshow event, email the VGM Retail team at or call 855-285-3300.

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—Greg Thompson