Do it Best puts products in focus

Tom Witta, left, is Do it Best Home & Hardware merchandise manager

Merchandise managers at Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best Corp. welcomed more than 75 multinational vendors to their corporate office in Fort Wayne, Ind., as the merchandising team looks to bolster its product lineup.

This biannual Buying Day event, held on Nov. 28, brought a flurry of activity to the company’s headquarters, according to Do it Best. 

“We are always looking for ways to further strengthen our product offerings and discover fresh sources of supply for our members,” said Steve Markley, VP merchandising for Do it Best Corp. “This Buying Day event is a great opportunity to meet with potential new vendors, learn more about their products and explore promising and innovative product opportunities for our members. We’re excited about the potential to add newly discovered products to our retail service centers.” 

The Buying Day event was coordinated and promoted by the Home Improvement Industry Presidents Council. Past events at Do it Best Corp. have resulted in the addition of a variety of new products from both stocking and drop-ship vendors into the co-op’s overall product mix.

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