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True Value Fall Reunion Open to All Independent Retailers

True Value Fall Reunion Open to All Independent Retailers

For the first time in its history, True Value’s semiannual Reunion is open to all independent hardware retailers.

The company will host all retailers, regardless of affiliation, at the Colorado Convention Center from Sept. 27-30 with a full slate of buying opportunities, educational sessions and top-of-the-line assortments at discounted prices.

The 2018 True Value Fall Reunion is the company’s first since it closed a deal enabling the return of more than $200 million to its members.

“The transaction we made earlier this year changed the independent hardware industry in a way it has never experienced before,” says True Value president and CEO, John Hartmann. “Our doors are now open to all independent hardware retailers across the globe. Our upcoming Reunion in Denver is the perfect way for retailers who are looking for better products and services to check out all of our industry-leading assortments at the best prices, listen to keynote speakers and, of course, really get to know us and all that we have to offer.”

According to the company, the event begins Thursday, Sept. 27 with sessions at the Retailer Best Practices Conference (RBPC), highlighted by keynote speakers and bestselling authors Dave Ridley and Patrick Lencioni. Ridley will share lessons he learned throughout his executive career at Southwest that led to the airline receiving a “customer first” reputation in a challenging industry.

Lencioni, a best-selling author whose 11 books have sold more than 5 million copies, will discuss best practices for building teams to lead businesses and drive competitive advantages. The day will focus on service excellence, business marketing and technology innovation and include roundtable sessions and five tracks of learning.

Throughout the weekend, retailers will have access to nearly 1,000,000 square feet filled with easy-to-order, attendee-only deals, including thousands of new and classic products.

Deals and events include:

  • Bargain Burner discounts of up to 50 percent for early arrivals on Sept. 27
  • Overstock and Closeout Corner deals of up to 70 percent on Sept. 28
  • Rise and Save discounts of up to 40 percent on select vendor items on Sept. 29
  • 35,000 square-foot Assortment City show floor, showcasing True Value’s 89 Customized True Blue (CTB) assortments (including 29 new offerings), which gives stores the opportunity to leverage the power of localized, differentiated and relevant product offerings that meet the needs of specific markets
  • Made in the USA products and a Discount City section that includes over 200 items and more than 1,400 pallets, countertops and floor stands
  • On-the-floor training, over 1,100 suppliers in attendance, 75 new vendors and product giveaways

On the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 28, retailers will be invited to a general session with company and industry updates from True Value executives, success stories from retailers across the globe and groundbreaking supply chain, technology, merchandising and marketing innovation reports, the company says.

Immediately following the general session will be a block party featuring a live performance by rock legend Kenny Loggins.

To register, visit truevaluecompany.com/truth or call 888-291-7229 to speak to a member of the True Value team.

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon
Renee Changnon is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on industry news and new products, visits retailers and attends industry events. She graduated from Illinois State University, where she earned a degree in Visual Journalism and was the features editor for the school newspaper, The Daily Vidette. After college, Renee worked for Jimmy John’s, where she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at franchise locations across the country. Renee is from Champaign, Illinois, and is new to Indianapolis. She enjoys reading, Netflix marathons and exploring her new city with friends and family.