"Utilizing ECRM is extremely helpful when it comes to seasonal planning. Having ECRM facilitate my meeting schedule, samples, vendor requests, item tagging, etc. allows me time to focus my strategy and planning of the season. ECRM is flexible and adapts well to change, open to feedback, reacts quickly to requests, and has friendly and engaging staff. I appreciate all that the ECRM team does for me and my business!"
Maureen Keenan, CVS Health
"I chose this specific event because it was a great opportunity to see specific product types without wading through an entire show of products I am not interested in. This show has much value since I found many products I was looking for in less time than I would have otherwise. This event has helped me expand my business with exposure to great products and companies for current and future products. ECRM provides retailers with one on one personal attention with specific attention to the retailer’s needs."
Donald Wright
Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.
"The value of ECRM sessions is the time savings. It takes me out of the office, where I am not interrupted by phone calls and/or emails. ECRM helps expand my business by giving me an opportunity to spend more time with vendors, and validating the right assortment. ECRM also provides useful software that will allow me to work on a spreadsheet which will help me plan better for the next season. I am looking forward to the next event!"
Barry Phillips
"ECRM events are well organized and very well planned out. The staff is very accommodating and helpful. These events made it very easy for me to see what is available in the market. It’s easy to see all manufacturers in one location. Seeing the line samples is a plus as it helps me to make my SKU mix decisions in a timely manner. The best part….there is no charge for the event. Why wouldn’t all buyers come?"
Jill Joyner
Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company, Inc.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing an excellent venue to meet with some really great buyers representing companies large and small to discuss our exciting product portfolio. I can think of four very good reasons why the ECRM Candy meeting has become an integral part of our plans for the past three years. The first is that we are able to speak with the buyers one on one. There is no one walking down the aisle to interrupt or anything at another booth to take someone’s attention away. Second, your MarketGate program is so complete and your staff is so competent that everything is right at your fingertips. It makes the meeting easy and follow up quick and simple. Third, the way the session is structured I had plenty of time to visit with some of the buyers who may have had a question or two that I could not answer at the time of our meeting. Finally, the post-convention support you provide is amazing. Everything that transpired during my meetings was captured and as a result it will translate into orders and wonderful opportunities for our growing company. Again my compliments for creating and conducting a fabulous convention. I look forward to the ECRM every year. I know that it’s not easy to coordinate such a program, however, all your people are so sophisticated they make it look easy. It saved me considerable time that would be spent traveling the entire country and many dollars to accomplish the same task. Thank you for your efforts on our behalf."
Steve Bruner
Candy Dynamics