MULTIMEDIA: Do it Best in Indy
The Do it Best October Market took place during a busy football weekend in Indianapolis, and there were also plenty of highlights inside the Indiana Convention Center.
The co-op’s Friday night Sneak Peek sales event hit a record $ 8.8 million of sales in 90 minutes, according to the co-op’s tally. The Mayor of Sikeston, Mo., where the co-op is building a new distribution center, handed Do it Best CEO Bob Taylor the ceremonial keys to the city. And the co-op distributed $ 116.4 million at its annual shareholders meeting.
According to Taylor, highlights included: “incredible savings opportunities, the wide array of free, world-class training sessions available from industry experts, and the ability to fuel their growth through our consistently high rebates.”
Baird launches farm-and-ranch survey
After seeing farm-and-ranch retailer gains in the second quarter, investment firm Baird is seeking data for its third-quarter report.
The company’s Farm and Ranch Supply Retailer Survey can be found here. The company says all responses are anonymous and confidential.
In its second-quarter report, the survey showed demand snapped back in the farm and ranch segment. Seventy percent of respondents reported year-over-year sales increases in the second quarter of 2013, compared with 54% in the first quarter.