Hardware Retailing

MAY 2017

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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HARDWARE RETAILING | May 2017 130 WHERE IT ALL HAPPENS WHERE IT ALL HAPPENS Learn about the main event, and then see it all for yourself at the NRHA All-Industry Conference at the National Hardware Show ® in Las Vegas, May 9-11. Plot Twist The industry's Top Guns typically include established, leading-edge retailers, but this year, hear from a quartet of Young Guns blazing trails for all independent retailers. Page 132 Differentiate Yourself While online retail receives all the attention, the "in-store experience" still plays a critical role in shoppers' buying habits. Page 172 Lookin' Good Product packaging and merchandising matters to you and your customers. Check out which companies took home top honors at this year's NRHA Packaging and Merchandising Awards. Page 190 Get Connected Is your in-store technology up to snuff with your customers' expectations? Page 182 Association Station If you're in Vegas for the show, make sure you take a look at all that's available in the NRHA Village! Page 158 Follow Us Stay up-to-date with all the interesting products, events and goings-on! Page 164 "There's no doubt that these retailers represent the future of our industry." —Scott Wright, executive director of NRHA's Retail Leadership Institute "The store is the environment in which retailers can showcase all the things they're good at and differentiate from their competitors." —Jim Robisch, senior partner of The Farnsworth Group

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