Independent merchant buying group h&b has published a Buying Guide exclusively for its merchant members, which breaks all approved h&b suppliers down into core product categories. The guide includes product information, contact details, order information and supplier status.
With 192 pages, the h&b Buying Guide is intended to be a daily reference for purchasing professionals, principals, and counter staff at h&b’s 107 member merchants. It is available both in hard copy and electronically and is designed to offer a quick and easy reference to members in addition to h&b’s membership portal.
“The objective of this Buying Guide is to provide a consolidated supply guide is of all approved suppliers available to h&b members,” says Jamie Wyatt, h&b’s trading director. “Communication is key, now more than ever, and the Guide forms part of our ongoing drive to communicate with members effectively with the information that they need and how they need it. In extremely challenging trading conditions, our members, as a group of independent businesses, have shown incredible resilience and agility. We have seen the impact that factory shut downs, social distancing in manufacturing and the exceptional demand for exterior project related products has had on the supply chain, with shortages of some core products becoming common place. But at h&b we will continue to leverage our scale and commitment to mitigate these issues wherever we can for our independent merchant members.”