Attendance at the Hardware Distribution Warehouse (HDW) Fall “Monopoly” Market increased by 37%, and overall sales were up 31% over the Spring Market.
“We had an overwhelming response to our special offer that will waive all delivery charges through Dec. 31 for market attendees," reported Kenny Beauvais, president and CEO of HDW Inc. Additionally, Beauvais reported that with a record number of participating vendors, attendees found more selection and variety than ever before.
Avariety of seminars and educational events were offered during the three-day event. HDW also reported a tremendous response to its new order entry program, coupled with the HDW website, which saves retailers much time when ordering.
Connie Sink of Discount Building Materials in Oxford, Miss., was the big grand prize winner at the show, winning $10,000 on Sunday afternoon. During the market, HDW gave away cash and prizes totaling more than $40,000.
Hardware Distribution Warehouse Inc. is an employee-owned company and provides independent hardware and lumberyards a complete source for retail products. HDW has distribution centers located in Greenwood, Miss., and Shreveport, La., and is a member- owner of Distribution America, the nation’s largest network of independent hardware and paint sundries wholesale distributors.