Buyers connect at Hardlines Breakfast

TORONTO — No meeting is more sought after than the one with a key retail buyer. With that in mind, Hardlines held a “Meet the Buyers Breakfast” yesterday, playing host to a roomful of hardware and home improvement vendors eager to learn from the buyers themselves.

MTB Bob SherwoodBob Sherwood, former head merchant at Lowe’s Canada, led off the morning, with a message that “The compass always points north—to the customer.” Other speakers were Catherine Vaugh from TIM-BR MART Group and Chalifour, Doug Keeling from Castle Building Centres, and Brett Hammers from Orgill.

(More on this incredible event in an upcoming edition of our weekly HARDLINES e-newsletter! —Editor)