Canadian Trade Shows continue to remain virtual for the time being.
Pinnacle attended the Home Hardware Virtual Fall Market September 27 to October 4, 2021. This marked the 4th Virtual Market that has brought the Home Hardware community safely together on a virtual platform and was the 117th Market to date. Home Hardware expanded and enhanced the content available, allowing both Dealers and Supplier Partners the opportunity to connect and engage in an interactive experience via virtual booths. Home Hardware has leveraged technology and innovative tactics to ensure Dealer growth and profitability and looks forward to returning to a physical Market when safe to do so.
McKesson Canada Showcase 360 will hold a digital event with prebooking March 3 – April 25, 2022. Pinnacle will participate with our best deals of the year. McKesson’s goal is to position their Guardian, I.D.A., Medicine Shoppe and Remedy RX banners as a destination for complete patient care. Their focus will be counselling, prescriptions, OTC and wellness. A live event may be scheduled later in the year if conditions permit.
In contrast the United States plans a return to live events.
The Private Label Manufacturer’s Association (PLMA) has moved their show, traditionally held in November, to January 30 – February 1, 2022. The Private Label Trade Show will be held at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Centre in Chicago, Illinois.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) will hold their Total Store Expo in Boston, Massachusetts August 27 – 29, 2022. Pinnacle plans to attend to connect with our American partner companies and find innovative products to introduce to the Canadian marketplace.