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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191 Packaging & Merchandising Trends The judges combined their unique backgrounds and expertise with the most outstanding aspects of this year's entries to identify a list of packaging and merchandising trends. The trends, their suggestions on how the industry can improve and insights on why packaging and merchandising are so important will be presented in a video at the awards ceremony. The video will also be available online at TheRedT.com/pma-trends. PMAs at the Show The National Hardware Show ® and Hardware Retailing magazine are sponsors of the 2017 Packaging and Merchandising Awards program. The National Hardware Show is also sponsoring the NRHA Village and All-Industry Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the show May 9-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Throughout the show and conference, all program entries will be prominently displayed in the Packaging and Merchandising Expo located in the NRHA Village. Judges Choice, Whole Package and Gold Winners will also be recognized during a presentation on the NRHA Village Stage at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9. Fusek owns and operates a 10,000-square-foot hardware store in downtown Indianapolis. She is currently focused on the company's e-commerce business and day-to- day operations. Also contributing to her packaging expertise is nine years of experience in selling corrugated packaging. Sue Fusek Owner Fusek's True Value Hardware 13 years in the hardware retail industry Garringer designs and develops packaging for four private brands. He oversees each step of the process from concept to print for packaging, instructional manuals, point-of- purchase and planograms. Do it Best serves thousands of member-owned home improvement stores in the U.S. and 52 other countries. Andy Garringer Brand Packaging Graphic Designer Do it Best Corp. 33 years in the packaging industry Meet the Judges Brought to you by AWA R D S P A C K A G I N G A N D M E R C H A N D I S I N G 2 0 1 7 As CEO of award-winning Indianapolis advertising and public relations firm Hirons, Hirons is responsible for branding, including packaging and merchandising, for all major agency initiatives. Additionally, Hirons spent 18 years teaching copywriting, concepting and branding at Indiana University. Tom Hirons President & CEO Hirons 39 years in the advertising industry Sponsored by:

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