Throwback Thursday: Ten years ago, TIMBER MART debuted “Solutions Centre” at its buying show

Throwback Thursday is a regular weekly feature in which we dip into the archives of the Hardlines Weekly Report. The purpose is to provide history, put things in the context of today, and show how rapidly the industry is changing.

On March 11, 2014, we reported on the TIM-BR MART (yes, that was the correct spelling back then—your compulsively scrupulous Editor) buying show. We reported that “it showcased an array of services to support the retail operations of its members. Attendees were introduced to TIM-BR MART’s ‘Solutions Centre,’ which presented marketing, merchandising, distribution, and LBM solutions.”