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Video: Panini VP Mike Anderson Details New Distribution Plan at Industry Summit

March 22, 2011

LAS VEGAS — Mike Anderson, Vice President of Sales for Panini America, provided extensive details at this week’s 2011 Industry Summit of the company’s well-publicized new distribution and pricing policies.

See exactly what Anderson had to say during Panini America’s Monday address to more than 150 sports collectibles retailers in this revealing two-part video.

Part I:

Part II:

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Ken permalink
    March 22, 2011 10:19 pm

    I know my local shop goes through multiple cases in the first release week of a new release and they do so at a pretty competative price. If I understand this new policy correctly they are only going to be able to offer their 1 or 2 allotted directly distributed cases for that first week. They won’t have the opportunity to purchase 5 cases to have in the first week unless they are allowed to do so direct from Panini…

    • Ramjak Sports permalink
      March 23, 2011 9:09 pm

      No that is not what he means I dont think. If you are direct with panini, but you can still buy as much as you want from your distributor. Or I guess as much as you can get at the time. You, I believe cannot sell it anywhere else BUT in the store for 7 days. No internet sales, Forums etc.

      I could be completely wrong, I guess we will see when we get our more detailed Instructions

  2. March 23, 2011 4:33 am

    I can understand the direction that Panini wants to go but Here in Australia it’s already slim pickings. In my state alone i’m pretty damn certain we do not have a store where I can pick up your product( and i’m in tasmania so its pretty hard to drive to another state). Unless I want to buy from a handfull brick and mortar stores I know of on the mainland at extremely inflated and fluctuating prices I have no choice but to buy online. If it were cost inclusive to do so i would seriously look at opening a brick and mortar store but in this day and age it’s just not going to a viable move. So by this you are effectively hobbling me from obtaining new cards to bust for a two week period at least as you effectively have to add another week for shipping to Australia. I’m all for trying to save the brick and mortar stores but in a country that only has a handful of stores that only a handful of the population has access to it’s just going to Alienate you that little bit more. Incidentally why would you want your product to stay in the US? Pretty sure that was said in the second video or maybe i misunderstood.


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