Hardware Retailing

MAY 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | May 2017 214 Last Word T he North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has supported, attended and exhibited at the National Hardware Show ® (NHS) for decades. However, NRHA and NHS grew its relationship by introducing the NRHA Village in 2009. The Village is a place for independents to learn, network and escape the hustle and bustle of the show. To highlight the many changes and look back at fond memories from past shows and conferences, check out the timeline below. The National Hardware Show ® and NRHA All-Industry Conference Timeline 2009 NRHA and NHS team up to offer more for attendees. The NRHA Village and All-Industry Summit were brought to Las Vegas this year. 2016 Attendees learn from Charles Fishman, author of "The Wal-Mart Effect," how retailers can succeed in spite of Walmart. He shares insights on the retail giant. 2017 There is a lot to look forward to this year. The National Hardware Show will announce the winner of the new Reimagine Retail program. The winner will be awarded $100,000 to use in their business operations. 2011 This is the first time the NRHA All-Industry Conference is held in conjunction with NHS, rather than in a different location later in the year. 2014 The theme of the NRHA All-Industry Conference is "Trend Spotting." Speakers cover homebuying preferences, emerging consumer demographics and more. 2010 Pat Farrah, co-founder of The Home Depot, hosts the opening ceremony for the show from the NRHA Village Stage. 2012 The Young Retailer of the Year program is held in Las Vegas during the National Hardware Show and NRHA All-Industry Conference, honoring the deserving winners. 2013 The conference features a keynote speech from Kathy Daly-Jennings, head of industry, retail practice for Google. She gives insights into consumer behavior. 2015 Shop-local research, conducted by NRHA and Independent We Stand, is revealed. The Home Sweet Home Study examines the impact of shopping locally.

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