What do Badlands Do it Best Hardware and Dressel’s Hardware have in common? They rank one and two on their co-op’s list of hardware stores with highest total warehouse purchases per retail square foot.
In the shadow of O’Hare Airport in a strip mall next to a Hobby Lobby, the Mount Prospect, Illinois, True Value store serves as a laboratory and a retail-testing zone for the co-op.
Greg Mann will guide the team with its $5 billion in purchasing power to negotiate on behalf of Do it Best Corp. and Home Hardware.
As True Value dealers descend on Dallas for the Spring Reunion, the company's "Strategy in Action" is described in the current issue of HBSDealer.