Week Winds to a Close with No News of Commerce's Future

Week Winds to a Close with No News of Commerce's Future

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Balitmore - As the industry winds down this last week before Christmas, the much-anticipated announcement of the future of Commerce Corporation has not materialized. Richard Lessans had promised “big news,” but when reached at home, said, "At this point, the only fact is that I am sick in bed with pneumonia.” IGC retailers have been anxious since last week’s announcement from True Value to their dealers that Scotts had dropped Commerce as a distributor. Other major vendors followed, severing ties with the Baltimore-based company. Many retailers have voiced concern about getting their spring hardgoods orders delivered as a result.