After careful consideration, Orgill Inc. has announced plans to cancel its Fall Dealer Market. The event was scheduled for Aug. 27-29 in Las Vegas.
“There were a number of factors that led to this decision including an abundance of caution as it relates to the safety of our employees, customers, and vendors as well as consideration for how a market would function in an atmosphere where strict social distancing would likely still be required,” says Boyden Moore, Orgill’s president and CEO.
According to Moore, Orgill will be holding a fall online buying event that will allow the distributor’s retail customers to still take advantage of the buying opportunities and special deals typically found at the Dealer Market. Details about the online buying event will be released in the coming weeks.
“While we hope conditions improve between now and August, we believe that refocusing our efforts with our vendors now to an online buying event for all of our customers is a better way for us to deliver on our mission to help our customers be successful,” Moore says.
Orgill typically holds two Dealer Markets every year, one in the fall and one in the spring. The events bring retailers, manufacturers and service providers from across the industry together drawing thousands of attendees and exhibitors.
“Our Dealer Markets are premier events in the industry and are well attended by our customers and vendors,” he says. “We realize that there is no better way for customers to experience all that Orgill has to offer than by attending our Dealer Markets. With that being said, we are confident that we can offer a world-class buying experience to our customers through this online event.”
Orgill’s next major event will be its Spring Dealer Market, which will take place Feb. 25-27, 2021, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.