TIM-BR MART Group merges buying shows

CALGARY — TIM-BR MART Group has just announced it will merge the Chalifour Canada Retailer Buying Expo with the TIM-BR MART National Buying Show. The combined event will be held February 20-21, 2015, in Toronto.

The move was made, says a release today, “In response to dealer input,” but it will be a move well received by vendors, who are already beleaguered by a plethora of shows in the industry.

The Chalifour Expo, a hardware buying show that is not restricted to TIM-BR MART member dealers, is the showcase for the buying group’s hardware wholesale business, Chalifour Canada. It has historically been held in Montreal in October. To replace that event, TIM-BR MART Group says it will hold a “virtual show.”