RETAILERS FLOCK TO VEGAS FOR ORGILL, INC. FALL DEALER MARKET
August 30, 2016
LAS VEGAS (Aug. 30, 2016) – Las Vegas was the center of all things hardware last week as thousands of home improvement retailers came together for the Orgill, Inc. Fall Dealer Market, held Aug. 25-27 at the Sands Expo Convention Center.
All-time attendance records were set for an Orgill Fall Dealer Market with attendees traveling to Las Vegas from all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and 50 countries worldwide. Canadian retailers showed their support of Orgill’s recent expansion into Canada, as the number of Canadian retailers on hand in Las Vegas was more than double the amount who attended the Fall Dealer Market last year.
Among the more popular attractions at the Market were the concept stores. This year’s event featured three fully merchandised stores: Continental Hardware & Building Supply, which focused on a 50-50 DIY-pro customer mix; Maple Ridge Home Centre, which focused on a 50-50 DIY-pro customer mix and carried Canadian-compliant products; and Vista Home & Garden Supply, which focused on the lawn and garden and farm and ranch categories.
The impulse items, lawn and garden and Worldwide Sourcing categories were also highlighted at the show through special product showcases that featured broad product assortments from a wide range of vendors as well as many ideas for effective merchandising.
With the Door Busters, Market Busters, Coupon Specials, New Items and Pallets, there were plenty of opportunities for retailers to make big purchases, and save some money along the way. The Market also included a special promotions area just for its Canadian customers—more important than ever since Orgill expanded its reach in Canada with its 2015 acquisition of Chalifour.
Learning opportunities included Brand Building and retail services clinics, lunch-and-learn seminars and educational workshops.
On the products side, one highlight was the unveiling of DEWALT’s new FLEXVOLT™ system, which featured the world’s first batteries that change voltage as the user changes tools. The FLEXVOLT™ batteries are compatible with 20-volt, 60-volt and 120-volt tools.
Up next for Orgill will be its Spring Dealer Market in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event will be held Feb. 16-18, 2017. For more information, please contact Orgill at 800-347-2860 or go to www.orgill.com.