You may notice a certain ‘buzz’ in the air if you’re in the Village of St. Jacobs between September 22nd and 24th, 2019. As a matter of fact, it’s a buzz that resonates throughout the entire region, as more than 3,000 dealers and 4,000 product and service vendors make their way to this area to be part of Home Hardware’s annual Fall Market. The theme for this year’s Fall Market is Share the Vision.
“We are excited to gather with our dealers from nearly 1,000 stores across Canada to showcase the incredible products and services to assist them in providing quality service to their local communities,” says Kevin Macnab, President and CEO of Home Hardware Stores Limited.
DYK: Home Hardware Dealer-Owners travel from as far north as Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to as far east as St. John’s, Newfoundland to attend the Market
The Market, which takes place twice yearly in the spring and fall, takes place at Home Hardware’s headquarters in St. Jacobs. Inside the Dealer Support Centre, products and services are showcased so dealers can see the latest innovations and find out more about new products that consumers will see making their way onto local store shelves.
This year’s Fall Market also features the launch of Beauti-Tone Paint’s 2020 Colour of the Year – a collaboration between Canadian style icon Simon Chang (who will also be attending the Market) and the design experts at Beauti-Tone.
While the Market is an exciting time for Home Hardware, it also provides a substantial spinoff effect for Waterloo Region, as visiting dealers and vendors enjoy this area’s restaurants, hotels and hospitality throughout their stay.
DYK: Home Hardware Markets draw more than 10,000 visitors to St. Jacobs and the Kitchener-Waterloo area twice a year, in April and September
Founded in 1964 in St. Jacobs, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 55,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs.
Home Hardware’s biannual Markets are open exclusively to dealers and market vendors.