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Manufacturers, Distributors Gather for Executive Planning Conference

Executive Planning Conference

Distribution America and PRO Group Inc. recently co-hosted distributors and manufacturers for the annual Executive Planning Conference in Florida. The mid-November event included three days of more than 2,600 face-to-face distributor and supplier meetings, as well as networking events. Steve ... Read More »

Sales and Attendance Increase at HDW Fall Market

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Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. (HDW) saw record attendance and sales during its recent fall market. Retailers, vendors and staff composed the group of more than 1,000 people who attended the event, which was Sept. 8-10 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Tim Teague of Meadors Lumber in Alma, Arkansas, commented ... Read More »

Retailers Converge on Boston for Orgill Fall Dealer Market

For three days, retailers packed Orgill’s Fall Dealer Market looking for bargain buys and the latest products, programs and services that would prepare them for the next selling season. The event was held Aug. 24-26 at the Boston Convention and ... Read More »

HDW Houston Distribution Center Dry After Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall

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On Friday, Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast near Corpus Christi, Texas, according to The New York Times. The storm has since weakened to a tropical storm, but weather forecasters are predicting more than 50 inches of rain ... Read More »

House-Hasson Market Brings in New Vendors, Younger Faces

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The House-Hasson Hardware Summer Dealer Market in June drew new vendors and younger retailers. Vendor participation at the regional distributor’s buying show, which took place June 15-17 in Sevierville, Tennessee, was up about 15 percent year over year, House-Hasson officials say. An ... Read More »

PRO Group Hosts Merchandising Conference

PRO Group member distributors had the opportunity to meet with more than 95 manufacturers at the recent Group Merchandising Conference in Chicago. The conference, which took place June 19-22, began with a meeting for PRO Group members to introduce themselves and a ... Read More »

Blish-Mize Executive Chairman Celebrates 55 Years

For many businesses, employee longevity is a rarity. But imagine working at a company for over 55 years, rarely missing any of the last 14,300 days of work. That’s the case for John H. Mize, executive chairman of Blish-Mize. He’s held almost ... Read More »

Lowe’s to Buy Texas Distributor for $512M

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Lowe’s Companies Inc. announced May 18 that it is buying a Texas distributor in an effort to grow its pro business. The distribution company is Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a supplier of maintenance, repair and operations products for businesses in the multifamily housing industry, according ... Read More »