World and Main, LLC announced today that its Spring Market set a new attendance record for the number of customers, vendor exhibitors, and attendees participating in the 2016 World and Main Spring Market in Edison, New Jersey, April 2-4, 2016. The number of attendants jumped 50% over the 2015 Fall Market numbers. Formerly known as the HBC Home and Hardware Spring Market, the World and Main Spring Market is a major buying event for customers from the New York/ New Jersey/ Pennsylvania area to take advantage of deals and special pricing on thousands of products for the spring selling season.
Distribution America and PRO Group had some nice words for the new Comfort Zone Propane Heater and Stove at the 2016 Executive Planning Conference, held Nov. 17-19, 2015. The heater and stove was named "best new product" in the housewares and seasonal category thanks to selections from distributor attendees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TheWholesaler.com: World and Main Houston Spring Market to feature performance by country star Kevin Fowler
Concert will celebrate the retirement of the Handy Hardware name.
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.