SPREE has become a fixture in the specialty retail industry—offering retailers, wholesalers, leasing professionals and service providers the unique opportunity to gather under one roof and make deals.
You can’t miss it! For the last decade, SPREE has been the specialty retail industry’s premier event, connecting thousands of key industry players. This is where decisions are made, relationships are built and deals are closed. It’s where you need to be to maximize your exposure in the industry.
Buying Decisions Are Made Here
Year after year, attendees come to SPREE to source products and services and find new location opportunities for their specialty retail business. SPREE RECon is the ideal location to connect with entrepreneurs and shopping center professionals in every stage of the buying process. Whether you’re connecting with new leads or building your relationship with existing customers, SPREE RECon is a must-attend event.
Specialty Retail Industry Overview
Approximately thirty years ago, the first carts made their premiere in the common area of the shopping mall. What started as a novelty has grown into an $8 billion market segment and a staple of the shopping center industry. The old carts have evolved into complex RMUs (retail merchandising units) and what is now known as the specialty retail industry. The industry has grown to include carts, kiosks, temporary in-line stores, seasonal concepts and other non-traditional retail concepts like coin-operated rides and automated retail vending.
Specialty retail continues to thrive and grow both domestically and internationally. Exhibiting at SPREE RECon provides a unique opportunity for wholesalers, manufacturers, shopping center developers and service providers to sell products, learn about the industry, lease space and network.