November 18, 2020
Do it Best Hosts Record Fall Market; Announces Plans for Spring
November 18, 2020, FORT WAYNE, IN – Do it Best Corp. announces their plan to continue their successful virtual market format for their Spring 2021 event. This market, featuring the best buying opportunities of the season from the nation’s top vendors, will be available exclusively online from March 7–19.
“While we had to pivot quickly to move our fall market to an online format, it far exceeded expectations,” said Do it Best President and CEO Dan Starr. “We posted a strong increase in overall attendance and number of stores participating along with substantial growth in member purchases. We were able to connect with our members on special deals, new products, and training opportunities. With what we’ve learned, we’re looking to make the spring market even better, drawing in more members to lock in all the great savings available.”
“In my conversations with members, vendors, and staff, everyone expressed a strong preference for a market event where they could explore new products, learn about new programs and connect in an in-person setting,” added Starr. “But our commitment to safety and the ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic were the driving factors for suspending a live spring event in Indianapolis.”
The spring market will offer outstanding buying opportunities, including the popular Sneak Peek. The online event will also feature strategic buying presentations from Do it Best lumber, building materials, merchandising, and marketing experts as well as educational training sessions from industry veterans.
Do it Best also announced that it is considering other opportunities to bring members, vendors and staff together in late spring for a special event. More information will be provided in early 2021.
The next Do it Best Fall Market is scheduled for September 17–20 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales nearing $4 billion, Do it Best Corp. serves thousands of member-owned locations across the United States and in more than 50 other countries. For more information, visit doitbestonline.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.