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Blish-Mize Customer Buying Market

Event Description

Our Buying Markets have business-enhancing seminars, special red-hot-priced coupon buys, extended dating, cost plus specials, drop ship pricing, booking programs on seasonal merchandise, and special out-of stock pricing.

We are one of the oldest and most successful wholesale hardware distributors of our kind in the nation, and we are a leading distributor in the Midwest. We service over 1,400+ valued customers in 13 states throughout the Midwest, the Rockies, and the Southwest include hardware stores, lumberyards, home centers, industrial supply, and paint store retailers. Some of our current customers have been with us for over a century!

With unique products to scope out and early product peeks to entice, the Blish-Mize Buying Market offered Blish-Mize customers a great market experience, along with plenty of deals on a number of products across multiple categories.

Despite a soft economy with the downturn in the oil and gas market, which encompasses a large portion of Blish-Mize’s trading area, and despite the fact that it’s a presidential election year, Mize says retailers seem optimistic and are looking for ways to increase sales. “They are looking for deals, and that’s why they are coming to our buying market this weekend,” he says. “ We haven’t had much of a winter this year, except for some of our customers out in Colorado. So while we haven’t sold many winter goods, there has been a lot of building and remodeling activity going on, and spring has certainly sprung early here.”

Event Details

Fall Customer Buying Market: September 19th, 20th, & 21st

Website: Blish-Mize Customer Buying Market


913-367-1250 – Phone
800-995-0525 – Toll-Free


Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, KS


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