Amanda and Ben Traveled to Martinsburg, PA to the Cove Shoe Company, which is one of our top footwear vendors. The Cove Shoe Factory employees hundreds of people from the community. They have been producing private label and HH Brown ( Double H, Matterhorn and Cocoran) Footwear for over 60 years. Amanda and Ben met with the companies senior leaders, which included President Victor Sanders, VP of Production Development John Lebo, Executive VP Luke Sessa, Director of Customer Relations Bobbie Clapper and Controller Jen Butler to discuss business strategy. From their meeting they were able to establish a standard freight program for our Member stores, as well as, identifying ways of doing more direct business and billing through Worldwide.
In addition to their strategy meeting they got to participate in their “Boot Camp” progam. They were able to be out on the factory floor and be hands on the entire 125 step process to make a pair of domestic boots. Overall it was a successful visit!
Click the link to view images from Amanda and Ben's visit!
Worldwide Buying Group just completed their 2019 Spring Show in Reno, Nevada with over 500 owners/buyers in attendance,
16 prospective members and over 600 vendor booths. The exhibitors were very pleased with booth traffic and many had record sales.
There were new faces on the Worldwide team this show, and they were all well received by Members and vendors. We currently have the most retail and merchandising experience ever housed under the Worldwide roof at one time and everyone is excited to look toward the future.
Congratulations to our Award Winners!
During the General Meeting at the Worldwide Spring Show, Worldwide presented several vendor awards and Member of the Year for 2018.
Member of the Year:
Half Hitch Tackle Co. #632
Panama City Beach, FL
Larsen’s Ace Hardware #600
Hardlines Vendor of the Year:
Softlines Vendor of the Year:
Hardlines Customer Service Award:
Morton & Associates
Softlines Customer Service Award:
World Famous Sports
Worldwide Welcomes the Following New Members!
#840 Accurate Law Enforcement; Memphis, TN
#551 Bereli Inc; North Miami, FL
#548 City Arsenal; Greenville, SC
#874 Howard's Pawn & Jewelry; Macon, GA
#665 Old Town Trading Post; Old Town, ME
#542 Premier Select/Family Firearms; Troy, AL
#871 Steverson Pharmacy/King's Discount Drugs; Chipley, FL
#539 The Modern Sportsman; Burnsville, MN