After another successful spring market, Do it Best is moving forward with a redesigned approach for its 2023 spring market that brings together the best of the online and in-person market experiences in a new way.
“Over the last two years, we’ve had a lot of opportunities to talk with our members and vendors about what they value most in a market experience,” says Do it Best president and CEO Dan Starr. “What’s come through loud and clear is how important it is for people to come together. We’ve always offered that at our markets—and will continue to do so. But, just as we encourage our members to regularly refresh their stores to excite their customers, we’ve reimagined a spring market that delivers something different and valuable for our members and vendors. I’m pleased to share that starting next year, Do it Best will move its spring market out of its traditional home in Indianapolis and take it on the road to various locations around the country, starting with Orlando, Florida, from March 11-13, 2023.”
Click here to listen to more from Dan Starr in the most recent episode of the “Taking Care of Business” podcast.
The re-envisioned spring market will be built to facilitate product purchasing and member networking and engagement.
“The virtual element of the market will continue to offer the full range of vendors’ products and market specials our member-owners have come to count on,” says vice president of marketing Rich Lynch. “The in-person portion will feature the great market deals, supported by vendors who are ready to show and talk about what’s new. Attractions like the New Item Gallery and the Launch Zone will feature even more new products to create excitement in-store and online. In addition, our members will have a number of opportunities to take part in great sessions to add fuel to their selling engines. Planned networking and social events will help everyone leave recharged for the busy spring season.”
While this will be a notable change for spring markets, Do it Best will continue to host its fall market in Indianapolis, including the annual Shareholders’ Meeting, President’s Address and rebate distribution.
About Do it Best
Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Do it Best 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 surpassing $5 billion, Do it Best serves thousands of member-owned locations across the U.S. and in more than 50 other countries.