MULTIMEDIA: Do it Best in Indy


The Merchandising Market Preview helped kick off the market.


Dealers line up for the Sneak Peek sales event.


Do it Best CEO Bob Taylor, left, receives the key to the city of Sikeston.


Poulan Pro lawnmowers at the Power Tool Alley event in Victory Field.


The market floor had a new emphasis on the co-op’s Home Impressions brand.


At the Leviton booth, the evolution of outlets continues.


On the new items rack: Barn Blocks and Pup Corn.


Home safety products, including First Alert alarms, generated interest.

The Do it Best October Market took place during a busy football weekend in Indianapolis, and there were also plenty of highlights inside the Indiana Convention Center.

The co-op’s Friday night Sneak Peek sales event hit a record $ 8.8 million of sales in 90 minutes, according to the co-op’s tally. The Mayor of Sikeston, Mo., where the co-op is building a new distribution center, handed Do it Best CEO Bob Taylor the ceremonial keys to the city. And the co-op distributed $ 116.4 million at its annual shareholders meeting.

According to Taylor, highlights included: “incredible savings opportunities, the wide array of free, world-class training sessions available from industry experts, and the ability to fuel their growth through our consistently high rebates.”