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United Hardware To Launch 2021 Spring and Summer Buying Market

As 2021 begins, United Hardware is the first cooperative in the industry to launch its Spring and Summer Buying Market. Open to all United Hardware­ retailers, the online Virtual Experience event will run for a seven-day period, January 11-17, 2021. Building on the success of their first virtual buying market in July, the United Hardware team has been working diligently to create an even better experience for their retailers with enhancements to their already robust virtual market platform.

United Hardware’s Spring and Summer Buying Market will enable retailers to take advantage of exciting promotional buying opportunities, refresh their stores with new items and categories, as well as plan for the future with an array of new retailer services that United Hardware has developed and will launch in 2021.

“From the very start of the pandemic, we said we would emerge stronger and better equipped to serve our independent retailers, even as we managed through the myriad of challenges,” says United Hardware President and CEO, Doug Audette. “Thanks to the amazing work of our team, retailers, and partners we are poised to do exactly that. The fruits of those efforts will be unveiled at our virtual market.”

United Hardware is a full-line wholesale hardware distributor providing distinctive products, services and capabilities to help their independent retailers build successful businesses and vibrant communities. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, United Hardware services retailers from its 440,000-square-foot distribution center in Milbank, South Dakota and delivers an extensive product line to more than 1,200 stores in the upper Midwest.

About Jesse Carleton

Jesse Carleton
Jesse Carleton has visited independent hardware retailers, conducted original research on the industry and written extensively about the business of hardware retailing. Jesse has written for more than a dozen of NHPA’s contract publishing titles, all related to the hardware retailing industry. He also was instrumental in developing the Basic Training in Hardware Retailing courses now used by thousands of retailers across the country.

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