Handy Hardware points to strong market

Handy Hardware Wholesales San Antonio market, Aug. 10 to 12, saw an attendance increase of 11.2% over 2011, the Houston-based hardware co-op reported. 

Handy gave away six Toyota Tundra trucks during the market weekend, and it expects warehouse sales from the event will be at an all-time high, said Mickey Schulte, VP marketing and purchasing.

“We also debuted two new areas at this market: our merchandising services area, which focuses on how to re-energize your store and add extra areas of profit,” Schulte said. “And our oil field services area, providing the essentials to sell to the petroleum industry.”