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October 2019

Join us for training and topic specific sessions, retailer one-on-one meetings, retailer specific breakouts, and networking opportunities.  Register Now!   View the Agenda-At-A-Glance and Detailed Agenda!



RVCF proudly announces the return of the Design Thinking Workshop sponsored by Newmine and facilitated by Jeff Warren of the Barkley Consulting Group.

This all day event will once again be focused on E-commerce returns. We felt that this is such a huge and costly issue for our membership, that we should continue to explore new ways of managing this industry problem. ... Read More.

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Register Now for the RVCF Spring Conference April 26 to 29, 2020 at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key.

RVCF's 2019 "All About Retail Compliance"

All About Retail ComplianceThe 2019 edition of RVCF's "All About Retail Compliance" publication is now available.  We've combined retailer requirements with industry standards and decades of experience to develop this all encompassing training and reference resource that is a "go to" guide for anyone connected to compliance in the retail supply chain.  
 
Users will be able to quickly and easily:
  • locate standards and prioritize those needing special attention
  • decipher industry terms and acronyms
  • understand the order fulfillment process - step-by-step, what's important and why 
This 90-page guide features individual chapters dedicated to :
  • EDI
  • Purchase Orders
  • Direct to Consumer
  • Floor Ready
  • Packaging & Marking
  • Transportation
  • Accounts Payable
  • Returns
  • Vendor Compliance
This document is available at no cost to RVCF Members and for the special fee of $99.00 for non-members.  Download your copy today.
RVCF New Member Spotlight
 
Crayola Logo ImageWhether it's providing tools to put a purple octopus on the moon, or enabling teachers to bring arts-infused learning into the classroom, Crayola is passionate about helping parents and educators raise creatively alive children who we believe will grow to be inspired, original adults.
 
Our company has inspired artistic creativity in children for more than 100 years - since the first box of Crayola crayons rolled off the assembly line in 1903.  The company began when cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith took over Edwin's father's pigment business in 1885.  Early products included red oxide pigment used as barn paint and carbon black used in car tires.

After noticing a need for safe, high quality, affordable wax crayons, in 1903, Crayola produced the first box of eight crayons and sold them for 5 cents.

Since then, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities, and creative toys that give kids the power to express all that inspires them as they explore, discover, play, pretend, and dream. 

In 1984, Crayola became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards and has since played a significant role in Hallmark’s personal development strategies.  

The company carried the name of its founders, Binney & Smith, until 2007 when we changed our name to Crayola to reflect our No. 1 brand.

Crayola has called Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, its home since the turn of the century. Today, the company's world headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located there. Downtown Easton is the home of The Crayola EXPERIENCE®, our interactive brand experience where families can enjoy a day of creative fun and see how we make our iconic Crayola crayons and markers.
 

The De’Longhi Group is based in Treviso, Italy and is on the forefront of the small domestic appliance category with a range of premium products under 3 internationally renowned brands; De’Longhi, Kenwood and Braun. The De’Longhi Group is committed to continuing their mission to create exceptional products that improves the lives’ of the consumer through innovative technologies and unparalleled design.

The De’Longhi brand is based in Treviso Italy and is the global leader in espresso & comfort products. Highest quality, high Italian design and meaningful product innovations are the core values of the De’Longhi brand.  De’Longhi is present in over 123 countries and creates products in three main categories: espresso, specialty cooking and home comfort.  After more than a century of perfecting its products, De´Longhi remains committed to creating innovations that bring convenience and style into every customers’ home; making the everyday better. For more information visit www. delonghi.com
 
The Kenwood brand is based in Havant, England and is the global leader in food preparation. The brand has provided expertise in the kitchen since 1947. Kenwood designs premium, quality kitchen appliances from the hero product “Cooking Chef,” a kitchen machine with induction cooking to food processors, blenders, hand blenders and juicers. The brand was launched in the fall of 2012 in Canada and the fall of 2013 in the US.  Kenwood has presence in over 40 countries and creates  over 200 different products; improving their customers’ experience in the kitchen by making it both easier and more rewarding. The only limit is your imagination. For more information visit www.kenwoodworld.com

The Braun brand, founded in Frankfurt, Germany in 1921, develops and manufactures a wide variety of small domestic appliances that marry innovation, thoughtful design and reliability. The global leaders in hand blenders, Braun developed the 1st hand blender with Smart Speed Technology, offering new possibilities in creative cooking. The brand remains committed to designing products with superior performance that make life easier, more convenient and more enjoyable in the kitchen. The De’Longhi Group acquired the perpetual license of the household division in fall 2012. Visit www.braunhousehold.com for the latest news and in-depth information about the Braun brand.

Upcoming Events

10/10/2019:
Retailer Open Forum Call

10/15/2019:
Webinar: The Key ingredient for Ecommerce – Is it the data or the content?

10/23/2019:
Webinar: Black Friday / Cyber Monday: Make Returns Variance Processing Go Away!
 

11/03/2019 » 11/06/2019:
2019 RVCF Annual Fall Conference
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ
 

12/10/2019:
Supplier Open Forum Call
 

12/12/2019:
Retailer Open Forum Call
 

4/26/2020 » 4/29/2020:
2020 RVCF Spring Conference
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
Clearwater Beach, FL
 

Thought Leadership: Research & Studies

All About Retail Compliance - A Supplier's Digest to the Retail Supply Chain

3 Phases of Effective Supplier Onboarding

Webinar: Using Robotics in Processing Amazon Deductions & Chargebacks

Expediting the Investigation and Reconciliation of Deduction Claims

Advance Shipping Notification and Inventory Integrity Report

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