Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. CEO and President Kenneth R. Beauvais said HDW will be expanding its wholesale services into the Florida panhandle beginning Sept. 1.
“In addition to our recent expansion into Northwest Texas, we have made the decision to extend our service area into the Florida panhandle,” Beauvais said. “This expansion will result in additional opportunities for our employee owned company.”
The announcement was made at the company’s 2014 Fall Market, which ended Aug. 10 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
HDW dealers, vendors and associates filled the Shreveport Convention Center for the three-day event. Beauvais stated that “preliminary sales results from the recent market show an increase of over 15% from the previous market."
“We continue to see growth opportunities as our dealers are reporting increases in their business throughout our mid-south region to date,” commented Beauvais.
Retailers in attendance took advantage of special purchases, educational seminars, new product information, advertising programs and over 300 vendors in attendance. Over $50,000 was awarded in prize money during the event.
HDW also announced it will be holding its upcoming Spring Market in Jackson, Mississippi. The event will be held January 23-25 at the Jackson Convention Complex.
HDW is a member of Distribution America.