The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) continues to receive commitments from member companies to exhibit at the association’s inaugural trade show to be held in Las Vegas in 2011.
The most recent companies to commit to exhibiting are Nat Sherman, New Image Global, Smokey Mountain Chew, Zander- Greg and K. K. International Corp, NATO reported. NATO announced the plans for the new trade show just last month.
“The retailers in the tobacco business know that NATO is our there fighting for them everyday, and this industry is happy to support the association’s trade show because everyone knows it will generate more resources for NATO to fight the tobacco battles, and since NATO is a non-profit organization, every penny generated from the show is put right back into tobacco legislative efforts. If you’re a retailer, then I can’t see why you won’t support the show,” said John Dan Gielen, chairman of Tobacco Plus Discount Outlet stores, based in Crowley, La., and a director on the NATO board.