As local, independent retailers, True Value doesn’t operate in a “one-size-fits-all” marketplace. The freedom to choose the products and programs that are right for retailers – and their customers – is built into every aspect of our business. It’s what sets us apart and gives our member-retailers a significant competitive advantage. That’s why we are celebrating The Value of Independence at our Spring Reunion in Anaheim from Feb. 16-19.

At Reunion, member-retailers can learn how to optimize retail excellence through our programs, attend educational sessions focused on improving their business and bottom line, and preview new and exciting products geared toward attaining relevancy with their customer base.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, we’ll kick off Reunion with the Retail Best Practices Conference, featuring two keynotes and eight tracks of education (in total 18 educational sessions). Retailers will be able to network and learn from insightful experts. Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, will deliver the keynote speech. Mike will share his insights and observations about the nature of hard work … and tell some very amusing stories. Bookending the RBPC is customer service expert Chip Bell. Chip has written eight national best-sellers on how to achieve customer loyalty through innovative strategies. In addition, there will be another 30 on-the-floor training opportunities available to retailers.

On Friday, Feb. 17 we’ll officially open the show floor to thousands of True Value member-retailers, vendors and associates. Last Reunion’s purchases confirm that our retailers love these deals, so we’re raising the wow-factor. In Anaheim, retailers will be able to shop 500,000 sq. ft. of show floor, including Assortment City (30,000 sq. ft. of assortments, specials and live product demos) and Impulse Alley (4,000 sq. ft. of end caps and countertop displays). There will also be a Bargain Burners Reception with over 100 Reunion-only hot deals across all departments.

Although our member-retailers come for the deals, they stay for the “wow-factor.” We’ve planned a multimedia show with some of True Value’s leadership team, and will be showcasing the success of many of our retailers. Our Welcome Reception will take place right at the Anaheim Convention Center, in their beautiful outdoor space, allowing us to enjoy the warm California weather. Headlining this year’s Welcome Reception is 38 Special!