Hardware Retailing

MAY 2018

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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The association strives to create opportunities for retailers to make meaningful connections with each other. Retailers should plan to attend the Independent Retailer Reception for free on Tuesday, May 8 to meet other retailers in a casual environment. The event is exclusively for independent retailers. RSVP at nrhaconference.com/reception. Networking HARDWARE RETAILING | May 2018 86 The diverse group of presenters at this year's conference will provide key insights and actionable takeaways suitable for all retailers. Grab a front-row seat to learn something new from industry experts and retailer panelists. Be sure to be in the NRHA Village to celebrate this year's all-female Top Gun honorees and attend their panel discussion. Ideas and Inspiration In between retailer panels and expert speakers, take time to walk the floor of the National Hardware Show ® to explore products, talk to vendors and discover something new for your operation. There are thousands of opportunities right on the other side of the convention center doors to find your business' next top seller or innovative niche. Products Every program and event the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) develops is specifically for independent retailers. The association is committed to providing tools and resources to help business owners grow their operations and adapt to a changing marketplace, regardless of wholesale affiliation. The NRHA All-Industry Conference displays this mission on a large scale. NRHA is hosting its annual conference in conjunction with the National Hardware Show ® in Las Vegas, May 8-10. The lineup of speakers, panelists and presentations at the free event are all focused on giving retailers information that they can apply to their businesses as soon as they return home. Along with valuable presentations, the conference takes place in conjunction with one of the home improvement industry's largest product showcases. The National Hardware Show features thousands of industry vendors that are all ready to introduce the latest products to boost your bottom line and increase your foot traffic. The following guide to the NRHA All-Industry Conference is a preview of what you can expect to see in the NRHA Village, where the conference happens, right outside the show floor in the Main Hall. Plan to attend the three keynote sessions this year and hear from other valuable speakers and retailer panels in between. Find the complete conference schedule on Page 90. For those who aren't able to attend this year's event, you can follow all the excitement on social media. Check out the social media guide on Page 96 and get ready to like, comment and share. Find even more information about the conference, the speakers and how to attend (it's not too late, and retailers attend for free!) at nrhaconference.com. What's This Conference About? What's the Benefit of Attending?

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