published January 23 in Supply House Times

Executive Director Jeff MacDowell described 2018 as an impressive year for Luxury Products Group (LPG) — both in membership and programs.

Ten new vendors were approved, along with several new service providers. “This gives our members a greater selection of products for their showrooms, as well as the tools they need to create a fantastic shopping experience for their customers,” said MacDowell. “LPG has added everything from Human Resource firms to Traffic Measurement systems that enable showrooms to operate on a more professional level.”

MacDowell also announced that 27 new showroom members joined LPG in 2018. “We have plans for an even more aggressive growth campaign in 2019,” he said. “LPG needs the right collection of showrooms, and while we have a diverse group of locations in our mix, we want to expand into some geographic markets that we aren’t currently serving. That will also grow the value of our collective membership to vendors.”

Luxury Products Group now has the purchasing power of more than 270 showrooms across the U.S. and Canada.

“It is truly an exciting time to be a member of LPG,” said MacDowell. “The benefits of membership have increased significantly in the past year. We’ve implemented substantial technology upgrades, a monthly magazine — and stay tuned. We’ll have more big announcements at our 2019 EXPO coming up later this month!”

Luxury Products Group annual conference

Luxury Products Group will be hosting its 2019 conference at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, Florida, from Jan 23-25. This year’s conference will include longer member and vendor requested meetings with scorecards, best practice groups, workshops to help with hiring, training, selling, marketing and more. See here for more details.