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Do it Best Corp. Expands Open Buying Days

Do it Best Corp. is hosting two Open Buying Days in 2018 to continue enhancing the selection of potential products it offers to its member-owners from domestic and international vendors, the company announced Jan. 29.

Open Buying Days will be held twice a year at Do it Best Corp.’s world headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The first event of 2018 is scheduled for March 1. Selected vendors will meet with the Do it Best merchandising team to present their company and products, as well as learn about opportunities to become a vendor with Do it Best Corp. There is no fee for selected vendors to participate.

“Discovering new vendors and innovative products is an important part of helping our members continuously offer a product mix that is uniquely tailored to their customers,” Steve Markley, vice president of merchandising for Do it Best Corp., says in a press release. “We are serious about identifying and providing differentiating, solutions-oriented products, which is why we’re excited about our Open Buying Day experience and making it easier for selected vendors to participate and for our members to benefit.”

Vendors interested in participating are encouraged to visit the Open Buying Days website to complete the initial questionnaire, which begins the registration process. The deadline to register is Feb. 22, and space is limited. The second Open Buying Day of 2018 will be held on Oct. 30.

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. The company is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and serves thousands of member-owned locations across the U.S. and in more than 50 other countries.

About Melanie Moul

Melanie is the communications and content manager for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She joined the NHPA team in 2016 as an editor for Hardware Retailing and now helps lead the communications team to deliver relevant, timely content to the industry.

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