LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas was the center of all things hardware last week as thousands of home improvement
retailers came together for the Orgill, Inc. Fall Dealer Market, held Aug. 25-27 at the Sands Expo Convention Center.
All-time attendance records were set for an Orgill Fall Dealer Market with attendees traveling to Las Vegas from all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and 50 countries worldwide. Canadian retailers showed their support of Orgill’s recent expansion into Canada, as the number of Canadian retailers on hand in Las Vegas was more than double the amount who attended the Fall Dealer Market last year.
Among the more popular attractions at the Market were the concept stores. This year’s event featured three fully merchandised stores: Continental Hardware & Building Supply, which focused on a 50-50 DIY-pro customer mix; Maple Ridge Home Centre, which focused on a 50-50 DIY-pro customer mix and carried Canadian-compliant products; and Vista Home & Garden Supply, which focused on the lawn and garden and farm and ranch categories.
The impulse items, lawn and garden and Worldwide Sourcing categories were also highlighted at the show through special product showcases that featured broad product assortments from a wide range of vendors as well as many ideas for effective merchandising.
Learning opportunities included Brand Building and retail services clinics, lunch-and-learn seminars and educational workshops.
Up next for Orgill will be its Spring Dealer Market in New Orleans. The event will be held Feb. 16-18, 2017.