2019 50 BEST RUNNING STORES: DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES 2019 DATES FOR THE 50 BEST STORES IN AMERICA CONFERENCE AND AWARDS El Conquistador Tucson, May 20-22, 2019

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Div comm.jpgAs many of you know, DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS purchased The RUNNING EVENT and THE 50 BEST STORES IN AMERICA, among other assets, from Formula 4 media, the founders of TRE, and THE 50 BEST STORES IN AMERICA. Both events changed the trade and running channel. Here's the official press release.


DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES 2019 DATES
FOR THE 50 BEST STORES IN AMERICA CONFERENCE AND AWARDS
El Conquistador Tucson, May 20-22, 2019
PORTLAND, Maine (Sept. 18, 2018) - Diversified Communications, organizers of The Running Event held each year in Austin, today announced the date and location of the 2019 50 Best Running Stores in America conference and awards ceremony. The popular program that identifies and honors the very best running stores in the country, will be held May 20-22, 2019, at Arizona's El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort.
During the event, the 50 Best Running Stores in America will come together to meet one-on-one with some of the best brands in the industry. Stores are selected by the running community and carefully vetted by a "Secret Shopper" who rates the retailer based on a list of criteria including store appearance, customer service, and purchase procedures.
To view an example of last year's criteria, visit:
Other activities at the 2019 50 Best conference will be networking and meetings with key brands, as well as a happy hour reception, an awards dinner and access to a 24-hour fitness room, three golf courses, six pools and lighted tennis courts.
"Honoring these 50 retailers in the running industry helps raise the bar for all retailers who can learn from the best of the best. Ultimately, it's the customer who benefits from improved product selection, customer service, and overall experience," says Diversified Communications' Bill Springer, executive vice president.
In 2018, Rush Running in Bentonville, Arkansas, was named Store of the Year. Finalists were Fitniche, Lakeland, Fla.; Fleet Feet Spokane; and Run for Your Life, Charlotte, N.C.
Stores can nominate themselves and are also encouraged to share the nomination link with their customers so they can submit nominations as well. Nominations open December 1, 2018, by visiting 50bestrunningstores.com.
Brands in the industry looking to meet with the 50 Best Stores in America, can contact Christina Henderson at [email protected].
Diversified Communications organizes The Running Event (TRE) annual conference and expo, November 27-30, 2018, at the Austin Convention Center. This is North America's largest running specialty trade convention, attracting 2,500 industry professionals who convene in the Texas capital to buy the latest in running footwear, apparel, gear and services from an estimated 260 exhibitors. For more information: therunningevent.com
About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products, Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information visit: http://www.divcom.com

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