The True Value Fall Market

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The 2011 True Value Fall Market took place in Philadelphia Sept. 23 to 25. One of the highlights was a small format 5,270-sq.-ft. Destination True Value store on display on the show floor.

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More than 200 retailers have converted to the Destination True Value format. A map on the show floor pinpoints the locations.

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The farm-and-ranch category, featuring products such as animal bedding, made its debut on the show floor in Philadelphia. Shipping begins in January.

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Wendy Robertson, left, and Mary Banister from Pinckney (Mich.) True Value Hardware took advantage of deals on the show floor in Philadelphia. 

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The Pickle Sheriff patrolled the lawn and garden section. He was promoting Growums, an interactive gardening program for kids. 

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The event's Retail Best Practices event, organized by True Value University, included a focus on people, place, promotion and product. Lori Birkey, left, is True Value University director. Katie Stangel is TVU manager

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Debbie Randall heads up the co-op's lumber and building materials effort.