Moving the HME Industry Forward


Call for Innovative HME Retail Award Entrants

February 16, 2015

LAS VEGAS – The biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards, sponsored by HomeCare Magazine, honor HME products that are particularly suited for retail sale. The purpose of the competition is to promote and recognize products that contribute to providers’ bottom lines though cash sales.

If you are selling a great retail product, from a manufacturer that is scheduled to exhibit at Medtrade Spring (see exhibitor list here), encourage that manufacturer to enter the competition.

Products will be reviewed by judges and the top 10 will advance to an onsite (at Medtrade Spring) judging round. The top 10 products will be presented in a conference session, The Best New Retail/Cash Opportunities on Tuesday, March 31, at 1:30 pm. Subsequent voting will determine the top three winners.

View complete rules, entry form, and contract here. Entries are due March 3. If you have any questions about these awards, please contact Kevin Gaffney, group show director at (770) 291-5446 or

“Winning a retail award was a huge benefit,” says Steve Kirby (pictured), CIO, TidyTop. “To this day, we receive positive feedback from customers and prospects for winning the award. Many stores are carrying our product specifically because we won the Innovative HME Retail Product Award.

“After the session [Best New Retail/Cash Opportunities], there was a line of people at our booth placing orders for the Rebound® Health OTC TENS unit, and it didn’t stop there,” says Mariah Griffin, vice president, Sales & Marketing, BioMedical Life Systems. “After the win, there were additional press coverage opportunities, and the orders continue to grow as DME dealers and distributors experience success with the product first hand.”

Click Here for Rules. Click Here for Entry Form. Click Here for Contract.

General registration is open for Medtrade Spring, and anyone who has any questions about the registration process should call: (877) 914-4677 (toll free) or (240) 439-2984 (International residents) between the hours of 9:00 am – 6:00 pm EST, or email:

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