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Slide show: Handy Hardware’s San Antonio Market

BY Ken Clark

San Antonio, Texas — Handy Hardware, a Hardware Holdings company, concluded its Fall Market here at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the attendance and participation at this year’s Fall Market,” said Craig Cowart, president of Handy Hardware. “Our double digit gain in attendance with close to a thousand attendees and over 500 manufacturers represents Handy’s focus on recapturing lost market share with both existing and new customers.”

In a business review with dealers, Cowart, who also heads the Local Market Division for Hardware Holdings, explained how the acquisition of Handy by Hardware Holdings now gives Handy the capabilities of national distribution, greater buying power, a broader range of products, and the ability to provide owned brands that offer a value alternative to national brands with 30% to 60% margins in selected categories.”

Handy hosts two markets each year. Next up is the Spring 2016 Market set for Houston, Texas, Jan. 21-23.


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