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October 15, 2012

Indianapolis -- Do it Best Corp. reported sales growth of 11.2% for fiscal year 2012, and celebrated its ninth consecutive year of $100 million-plus in member rebates.

The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op reported sales of $2.68 billion for its fiscal year ending June 30. Even more interesting to members was the size of the member rebate, which exceeded $100 million for the ninth year in a row. The $115.7 million rebate marks an increase of 9.4% over last year’s end-of-year rebate, and stands as the fourth highest ever. 

March 15, 2012

Performing in a tough business environment was one of the themes at the LMC annual meeting held this month in Fort Worth, Texas. 

“The essence of LMC is the collective strength of our dealers,” said John Somerville, LMC’s president and CEO, during his general session remarks. “Obstacles abound, but the strength of our dealers, suppliers and our staff has allowed us to beat expectations. While single-family housing starts declined 9% in 2011, LMC’s sales finished up 5% from 2010.”

September 28, 2011

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest differences. Then again, sometimes it’s the big things.


The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best Corp., fresh from its October Market in Indianapolis, is advancing a slate of initiatives both large and small. Projects range from reprinting its field staff’s business cards to building what it calls a digital World Class Commerce Center. And as CEO Bob Taylor sees it, they are all in service of one overarching goal: serving the members. 


Let’s start with the big plans first. 


June 29, 2011

Do it Best Corp. has promoted Marty Bailey to a new position in charge of the co-op's World Class Commerce Center initiative. The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op also promoted Gary Hoffmann to the position of national advantage program manager.

May 23, 2011

Indianapolis -- Do it Best Corp. CEO Bob Taylor presented three major co-op initiatives -- including an aggressive  recruitment strategy -- to members assembled here for the 2011 Do it Best May Market at the Indiana Convention Center.

April 5, 2011

Do it Best Corp. has extended its contract with DemandTec, a provider of software for sales promotions. The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op uses two of DemandTec’s products, DemandTec's Promotion Planning & Management and Promotion Execution.

"With 4,000 member stores to support, it is very important for us to give each location as much autonomy as possible in communicating to their customers," said Tim Miller, VP marketing at Do it Best Corp.

October 5, 2008

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August 24, 2008

The cornfields have just sprouted ears throughout eastern Nebraska, a little behind schedule for this...

August 24, 2008

The cornfields have just sprouted ears throughout eastern Nebraska, a little behind schedule for this...

May 4, 2008

Stephen Hainey and Jim Rohde from Design House were first-time attendees at the Hardlines Technology...

April 13, 2008

Comparable-store sales rose 2.5 percent....

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