Denver — The view around the show floor was generally familiar: vendors promoting products, retailers on the prowl, computer stations scattered throughout to facilitate the ordering process.

But something about that last item was a little different this year. A row of kiosks was prominently featured on the floor, surrounded by signs that alerted one to their whereabouts: Assortment City, population 35,000 sq. ft. of product.

Part of True Value’s efforts to get “focused,” as was the driving message behind much of the event, has been to consolidate its assortments into a one-stop shop for ordering.

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