True Value’s upcoming Open Buying Day event, scheduled for Dec. 10, is an opportunity for vendors to have direct, one-on-one access to a product buyer.
“Vendors should participate in our Open Buying Day because it’s their shot to share possibly ‘the next big thing’ with a decision maker at True Value and identify business opportunities for their product or company,” says Chris Taylor, director of the True Value Foundation. “Their registration also benefits True Value Foundation.”
To participate in the Open Buying Day, merchants must donate $500 to the True Value Foundation.
“Vendors can expect a 30 minute, one-on-one session with a True Value product merchant to pitch their idea or product,” Taylor says. “True Value’s product merchants buy for more than 4,000 independent retailers in any one of these departments: plumbing, lawn and garden, seasonal, hardware, electrical, cleaning, farm and ranch, housewares, automotive, pet, tools and paint.”
The event will be held at the True Value Co. Retail Support Center in Chicago.
“All proceeds from the Open Buying Day benefit foundation grant making and programs,” Taylor says. “True Value Foundation’s mission is focused on providing tools and resources to help youth reach their full potential. We are engaging our retailers, suppliers and co-op associates in helping make an impact on youth development through our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and clubs in the communities True Value serves.”
Vendors can contact Tory Tesdal at 773-695-5631 to schedule an appointment for Open Buying Day and make a donation to the foundation.