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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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