03/10/2016
The Comfort Zone 2-in-1 Propane Heater and Stove was chosen as the best new product in the housewares and seasonal category by suppliers and distributors at the 2016 Executive Planning Conference hosted by Distribution America and Pro Group. The Comfort Zone 2-in-1 Propane Heater and Stove is designed for outdoor heating and cooking, according to a statement from World and Main, parent company of the Comfort Zone brand. The portable heater can direct 6,500 BTUs sideways to heat or upward to its built-in cast-iron cooktop.
03/09/2016
Suppliers and distributors at the 2016 Executive Planning Conference, hosted by Distribution America and PRO Group, selected World and Main’s Comfort Zone brand propane heater and stove as the best new product in the housewares and seasonal category, the company said.
03/05/2016
Comfort Zone®, a World and Main, LLC brand and a leading manufacturer of personal heaters and portable fans, unveiled its 2016 new portable fan product collection at the 2016 International Home and Housewares Show, Chicago, IL.   The Comfort Zone Spring 2016 new product collection includes ten portable fans with smart functionality in the hottest selling colors, and value priced for retail partners.  The new collection is boxed in consumer-friendly packaging to support its trade partners in attracting consumers.
02/02/2016
The organizers of the first World and Main Spring 2016 Houston Market (formerly the Handy Hardware Spring Market) pointed to a number of reasons for scoring its best attendance mark of its last five market events. Under the new name 'World and Main (Houston)', the event packaged broader product selections, aggressive pricing and promotions, new dealer marketing support programs and a private concert by country music star Kevin Fowler.
01/23/2016
World and Main, LLC announced today that it has filled seven (7) key positions in its organization to support the execution of its business strategy in 2016. The new World and Main executives are: Ben Small, CPA, Chief Financial Officer; Evan C. Burstein, Vice President Sales Food and Drug; Thomas Grunewald, Vice President MRO, Commercial and Industrial, Wholesale Hardware Division; Cara R. Allard, Category Director Housewares; Maria Arhontoulis, Marketing Communications Manager; John Gearing, promoted to Chief Information Officer; and Diane Dunne, promoted to National Director Ecommerce.
01/11/2016
World and Main, LLC announced today that both Howard Berger Co., LLC (d/b/a HBC Home & Hardware Products) and Handy Hardware, LLC will be changing their names to World and Main.
01/07/2016
Concert will celebrate the retirement of the Handy Hardware name.
01/06/2016
World and Main, LLC announced today that legendary Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler will be performing for dealers and exhibitors at the company’s Spring Market in Houston on Friday, January 22.
12/30/2015
Here's the complete list of HBSDealer's People of the Year. World and Main CEO Don Devine aka "The Organizer" is among 8 industry leaders selected - major personalities and industry players, influencers and achievers! Here’s the big-story checklist that helped produce this year’s batch of notables.
12/22/2015
Handy Hardware announced the addition of a new plumbing and hardware store at its January 21st Spring Dealer Market in Houston. In partnership with sister-company, Jones Stephens Corporation, Handy Hardware will be offering over 50,000 branded and owned brand products in the plumbing, hardware, maintenance, housewares and building supply categories. The new plumbing and hardware store will feature products normally available through the Jones Stephens network plus MRO, and hardware items once just available through Handy Hardware.

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