Hardware Retailing

NOV 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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November 2017 | HARDWARE RETAILING 21 T he 2017 State of Independents Conference (SOIC) will take place Dec. 7 in Chicago. SOIC is a one-day event packed with exclusive industry research and networking opportunities for retailers, manufacturers, distributors and other channel partners. Here are five reasons why you should register at soic.eventbrite.com today to secure your spot. 5 Reasons to Attend NRHA's State of Independents Conference 2 1 4 3 5 It's Free for Independent Retailers Investing in the health of your operation has never been more affordable. Spend a day listening to presentations on the state of the industry and sharing your thoughts with manufacturers and distributors at no cost. More Retailer-Led Panels This year's event will feature four panel discussions led by high-impact retailers. Learn the latest about the economy, channel relationships, competing online and the future of the industry to help your operation succeed. The Latest Industry-Specific Research Industry experts will present the latest research on the channel's strengths, weaknesses, future challenges and how retailers' use of online platforms compares to customer expectations. This data is compiled from retailers just like you. Network With Peers and Manufacturers SOIC is a great opportunity to meet and catch up with retailers from across North America and the vendors your operation relies on. Let your voice be heard and tell channel partners how they can help your business excel. See the Stunning Sights of Chicago When the conference wraps up, treat yourself to a tour of Chicago. Choose one of its world-class restaurants for dinner, get some holiday shopping done or take a walk through one of its parks.

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