PRO Group Conference set for Atlanta

Manufacturers will meet with PRO Group-affiliated distributors during the Group Merchandising Conference June 17-19, 2013, at the Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park.


Vendors have the opportunity to demonstrate and showcase products in private suites during the conference.

 According to Brendan Sullivan, director of merchandising for PRO Group, the conference offers a venue for all manufacturers -- including seasonal vendors and those not currently doing business with PRO Group-affiliated distributors and retailers.

PRO Group’s operating units include PRO Hardware, GardenMaster, Farm Mart and Golden-Link.

Sullivan and PRO Group Merchandise Managers, Bob Reiling and Joy Smith, also meet with manufacturers and distributors during the event.

"The one-on-one meetings are a great opportunity for manufacturers to meet with buyers from PRO-affiliated distributors to discuss current and future specials, products and programs," Sullivan said. "The business casual atmosphere and social networking opportunities are a great way to
 establish relationships and to explore ways to grow the business within the hardware channel.” 

Registration is still available for home improvement industry manufacturers interested in meeting with distributors at the annual Group Merchandising Conference organized by PRO Group, Inc.

Manufacturers interested in attending the Group Merchandising Conference should contact Brendan Sullivan at PRO Group, Inc. by phone at (303) 792-3000 or email to be directed to the appropriate merchandise manager.

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