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Orgill Retailers Gather in Orlando

Orgill retailers saw best-in-class merchandising at two model stores on the show floor.
Orgill retailers saw best-in-class merchandising at two model stores on the show floor. »

Orgill Retailers Gather in Orlando

Thousands of independent home improvement retailers gathered in Orlando to attend the Orgill Spring Dealer Market, held Feb. 27-29. The market covered nearly 1 million square feet of the Orange County Convention Center.

“Our dealer markets are designed to be a complete showcase of what Orgill and our vendor community can offer our customers,” says Boyden Moore, Orgill’s president and CEO. “Not only do we want to highlight the latest products and assortments they can bring into their stores, but we want the dealer market to be a place where dealers share ideas, find inspiration, competitive advantages and learn how Orgill can best help them execute their vision.”

Orgill featured its new Paint & Paint Sundries Showcase at the market. This area included 18,000 square feet of paint and paint sundries products from top vendors, as well as Orgill’s enhanced Paint Works program.

Richard Lee of Lee Hardware & Building Supply in Waycross, Ga., said he enjoys attending the Orgill markets. “We always find lots of great deals and find it valuable to talk to the vendors,” he said.

At this market, Orgill showcased two model stores: Pinnacle Hardware & Paint and All Pro Building Supply. The 16,000-square-foot Pinnacle Hardware & Paint store concept demonstrated a high-performance paint department with offerings from leading vendors and Orgill’s new Paint Works program. The All Pro Building Supply model store featured 7,000 square feet of assortments and products designed to attract the professional contractor market.

More than a hundred dealers traveled early to Orlando and participated in an E-commerce Symposium. This half-day session brought together high-performing retailers from across the independent channel to share experiences, best practices and learn from one another. Attendees also had the opportunity to get updates from Orgill’s e-commerce team about the latest programs and technologies available to help them better compete online.

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