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02/05/2023

True Value springs to Chicago

Reunion to highlight assortments and best practices; show runs for three days in March.
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True Value signage photo by Tim Burke
True Value Spring Reunion 2023 returns to McCormick Place in Chicago March 16-19. Photo by Tim Burke.

“Our customers and teams really enjoy getting together in person, and I love it as well; there’s no better way to interact with as many customers as I can in such a short amount of time,” Chris Kempa, CEO of True Value Company told HBSDealer recently.

With those words, the True Value 2023 Spring Reunion show prepares to visit McCormick Place West in Chicago, March 16-19.

“We have been focused on making sure that anything our customers depend on us for, we do it as best as possible. A big part of that is having the best product assortments,” said Kempa.

“At our 2022 Fall Reunion in Denver, we launched a record number of new assortments, and we’ll keep that great momentum going at Spring Reunion with more new assortments,” said Kempa.

In addition to providing their independent hardware retailers with the chance to touch and feel new products and have face-to-face interaction with our associates and vendors, True Value said their buying event will feature the following:

Thursday night, March 16

Experience what True Value calls its signature Retail Best Practices conference and Assortment City Preview Night.

Friday morning, March 17, 7:30 a.m.

General Session – Reunion kicks off with updates from the leadership team on assortments and strategy.

Friday evening, March 17, 5:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception. Catch up with True Value associates, vendors and fellow retailers on a fun-filled Friday evening.

Also, said the retailer, there are events on the show floor, such as the Spin It to Win It raffle, product demos and a chance to engage with True Value associates and retailers.

“I am also excited about being back in person with real momentum,” said the CEO. “We’ll continue with virtual options for our customers who find that avenue easier, but we committed to returning to two in-person Reunions a year.”

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