The hardware distributor’s next dealer market is scheduled for Jan. 12-14 at the Opryland Hotel.
House-Hasson says its dealer customers are looking forward to an in-person market.
House-Hasson Hardware will return to an in-person market platform in January 2023.
The Knoxville, Tenn.-based hardware distributor’s previous October market was held virtually, allowing busy independent hardware store and lumberyard dealers to stay close to their stores.
“Our focus, every day, is on dealer profitability,” said Steve Henry, House-Hasson president and CEO. “Staffing has been an issue for businesses across the country, and the dealers we serve have been feeling it as well.”
Henry said the October virtual market was a way of taking some of the pressure off dealers in terms of being able to staff their stores. “Now, dealers, and our House-Hasson staff, want to go back to in-person markets.”
House-Hasson’s next dealer market is scheduled for Jan. 12-14, 2023, at the Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. Henry notes that the staffing challenges that have affected businesses – including House-Hasson and its dealers - throughout 2021 and 2022 show evidence of turning around.
“We’re getting more applications for employment than we’ve seen in a while,” Henry said. “There are indications that are becoming true for dealers, too. How that applies to the economy overall is unknown, but what it means for us is that from this point forward, barring something unprecedented and unforeseen, in-person markets are our future.”
According to House-Hasson, registrations from dealers and vendors are up. “Dealers use our buying specials’ prices to help make their margins. We also get a chance to visit and spend time together, and that’s important,” Henry said and noted that the distributor’s dealers like the markets in Nashville because of the city’s entertainment options and the 2,888-room Opryland Hotel.
“Opryland Hotel, with all it offers, is by itself is a destination,” Henry said. “It’s almost a self-contained entertainment city.”
House-Hasson’s dealer market features:
Bonus Buy Breakfast items and assortments
Super Savers and coupons
Payment terms available on drop-shipments and warehouse orders
Electronic ordering and market reports
Marketing and store service solutions
Travel rewards and room reimbursement programs
Information and registration for the House-Hasson January dealer market is online.
House-Hasson serves about 2,500 independent hardware and lumberyard dealers in 23 states and the Caribbean Basin.