Do it Best market goes virtual

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Do it Best market goes virtual

By HBSDealer Staff - 06/01/2020
Do it Best Corp.'s upcoming fall market has been converted into a virtual event. This special market, will be available exclusively online from Sept. 13 - 18. The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op says the event promises the best buying opportunities of the year from the nation’s top vendors.

“Out of an abundance of caution and in light of the considerable uncertainty caused by the pandemic, we have made the decision to move forward with a virtual format for our fall buying market,” said Dan Starr, Do it Best president and CEO. “The safety of our member-owners, vendors, and staff is of the utmost importance. With the thousands of market attendees traveling from all over the world, it’s simply not possible to maintain appropriate social distancing and implement other necessary safety protocols in a convention center setting. By announcing our move now to a virtual fall market format, it ensures our Do it Best team, along with our vendor partners, has the time necessary to launch an exceptional online market experience for our members in mid-September.”

The virtual market will offer buying opportunities, including the popular Sneak Peek and specials tied to the company’s 75th anniversary. The online event will also feature strategic buying presentations from Do it Best lumber, building materials, and merchandising experts as well as educational training sessions from industry veterans.

The event had previously been scheduled for Sept. 11-14 in Indianapolis.

While we’ll miss seeing everyone in person this fall, we’re confident our members won’t miss a beat with the virtual version of our market," Starr added. "By moving online, we expect even more members will be able to virtually attend and lock in the great savings available.”

The next Do it Best spring market is planned for May 14 - 17, 2021 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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