​November 30, 2016, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – Do it Best Corp. held an Open Buying Day, welcoming prospective domestic and international vendors to the co-op’s world headquarters.
The event enabled Do it Best Corp. merchandise managers to meet one-on-one with prospective vendors interested in doing business with the co-op and its member-owners. The products presented as part of this year’s Open Buying Day covered a wide range of product categories.
“Discovering new vendors and products is an important part of our goal in helping our members grow and achieve their dreams,” said Steve Markley, vice president of Merchandising for Do it Best Corp. “Our Open Buying Day event provides an excellent venue for our merchandising team to meet with potential new vendors, learn more about their offerings and explore innovative product opportunities for our members. We have built great vendor partnerships through past Open Buying Days, and we expect similar results from this year’s event.”
The Open Buying Day was held in partnership with the Presidents Council, an organization devoted to the development of the home improvement and home building industries.


About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales surpassing $3 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving thousands of member-owned locations in the United States and in 52 other countries. For more information, visit www.doitbestcorp.com and follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.