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Do it Best Evaluates New Products During Open Buying Day

Do it Best Corp. hosted an Open Buying Day event on Nov. 30, welcoming prospective domestic and international vendors to its Fort Wayne, Indiana, headquarters.

The event enabled Do it Best merchandise managers to meet one-on-one with prospective vendors interested in doing business with Do it Best and its retailers. The products presented as part of Open Buying Day came from a wide variety of categories.

“Discovering new vendors and products is an important part of our goal in helping our members grow and achieve their dreams,” says Steve Markley, vice president of merchandising for Do it Best Corp. “Our Open Buying Day event provides an excellent venue for our merchandising team to meet with potential new vendors, learn more about their offerings and explore innovative product opportunities for our members.”

The Open Buying Day was held in partnership with the Presidents Council, which is an organization devoted to the development of the home improvement and home building industries.

“We have built great vendor partnerships through past Open Buying Days, and we expect similar results from this year’s event,” Markley says.

About Liz Lichtenberger

Liz is the special projects editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and trends, visits retailers, and attends industry events. She graduated from Xavier University, where she earned a degree in English and Spanish and was a member of the swim team. Liz is a Louisville, Kentucky, native who lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two children. She enjoys swimming, reading, doing home improvement projects around her house and cheering on her two favorite basketball teams, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Xavier Musketeers.

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