Building Retail Channels: A Milestone

I’m pleased to share news from VQ ActionCare about our retail expansion strategy. Signing up nationwide, top-brand retailers is such an important milestone to reach, and is worthy of a big shout-out.

Here’s my favorite part: “We are excited to make this strategic move to partner with five top national retailers …,” said Tom Hanson, Director of Sales, VQ ActionCare. “… these retail partners… share in our commitment to expanding solutions for active seniors in innovative ways.”

Read the whole press release here.  Learn more about VQ ActionCare’s senior fitness solutions here.

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2011’s Disruptive Business Trends

Happy New Year from Hanson Marketing!

Entrepreneur magazine carried an excellent “look ahead” article in December that identified 10 disruptive business trends coming in 2011. It’s a fun article to help kick-start your 2011 business planning. Take note:

Boomers’ influence is growing along with their population … 76 million and counting. Where and how they shop, work and live signals new revenue streams for everyone from architects to retail developers.

Home fitness is counted among the disruptive, too, with sales growth coming via, among other outlets, direct response TV (DRTV). “As people continue to spend cautiously, working out at home becomes more popular, too. The quality and variety of options has improved greatly in recent years, he says. “As Seen on TV” products are leading this explosion–home fitness was the top-selling infomercial category in 2010…”

Read more.

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