ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite unsettled weather through much of the American Midwest that affected dealers travelling from as far as Atlantic Canada, a healthy turnout of Canadians arrived yesterday in Orlando for Orgill’s Spring Dealer Market.
TIMBER MART had a strong turnout of more than 100 dealers, many coming from that buying group’s own show, which was held a week earlier in Toronto. Other groups, including members of ILDC and Castle—including several individuals from head office—were also here. The Canadian presence was rounded out by dealers from existing banners looking for expanded assortments or fill-in lines.
“We’re showcasing a number of displays and specialty areas to help our customers find ideas to grow their businesses,” says Phillip Walker, senior vice president of merchandising services. “We hope they discover creative ways to merchandise their inventory and discover innovative products to offer their customers.”