CHICAGO— HTI Buying Group’s One Voice member conference here will present a keynote by Albing International Marketing’s Robin Albing, who will examine how independent gourmet housewares retailers can effectively sell the emerging generation of Millennial consumers.
The keynote presentation, open to HTI Buying Group member retailers and invited guests, is set for 8 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at Chicago’s Drake Hotel French Room.
The One Voice Conference, which begins on March 1, coincides with the International Home + Housewares Show.
Albing’s keynote will highlight key characteristics of the Millennial consumer generation– their homes, their kitchens, their cooking habits, how and what they eat.
New Jersey-based Albing International Marketing (AIM)— with affiliate offices in Copenhagen, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Stockholm— specializes in marketing development and custom consumer research for the home furnishings industry.
Robin Albing is a leading expert on young consumers (Millennials), their homes and how they live. She has authored several reports on this topic including Millennials At Home (2010) and Millennials at Home…In The Kitchen (2012).
Albing’s breakfast keynote presentation will conclude HTI’s Third Annual One Voice conference. On Friday March 1, the conference will present a program of educational workshops and a sponsoring vendor exhibit— all held at the Vista Room in the McCormick Place South Building.
HTI president and founder Bob Coviello directs the One Voice Conference. Coviello has integrated comprehensive retail training and information programs into HTI’s group buying platform for independent housewares retailers.
Gourmet Insider® magazine is the official media sponsor of the 2013 HTI One Voice Conference.