Hardware Retailing

JUN 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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Upcoming Events HARDWARE RETAILING | June 2018 70 Newsmakers June 11-13 NRF Protect Dallas 14-16 House-Hasson Hardware Summer Dealer Market Sevierville, Tennessee 18-20 PRO Group Inc. 2018 Group Merchandising Conference Atlanta July 27-29 United Hardware Fall & Winter Buying Market Minneapolis August 11-12 Florida Hardware Fall Market Orlando, Florida 14-16 Independent Garden Center Show Chicago 16-18 Ace Hardware Fall 2018 Convention & Exhibits Chicago 23-25 Orgill Inc. Fall Dealer Market Las Vegas Upcoming Events The Industry Celebrates at the National Hardware Show ® D uring the second week of May, thousands of professionals from throughout the home improvement industry gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the National Hardware Show ® . Attendees and exhibitors had the chance to network, learn about new products and see the latest and greatest industry trends. "The 2018 National Hardware Show was a successful one," says Rich Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show. "With three busy days full of excitement and enthusiasm, we were thrilled to see such a great turnout and hope everyone left feeling inspired by the ideas, best practices, insights and new connections made at the show. It was inspiring for us to see so many industry professionals from across the country and all over the world gather together here at NHS." The 73rd annual National Hardware Show featured new exhibitors, new specialty areas and new products for attendees to explore throughout more than 3 million square feet in the convention center. The show highlighted trends in the industry, including how smart home technology is affecting home improvement and the rise of tiny homes as an option for young homeowners and a housing solution for veterans. Returning favorite areas included International Sourcing, Inventors Spotlight and Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ. Attendees explored those three sections of the show floor to find out what products are taking off around the world; what new ideas will hit the market next; and how to bring the backyard alive for entertaining. The Reimagine Retail program also returned this year. The National Hardware Show awarded $100,000 to an independent retailer who presented a business improvement project focused on in-store technology. Matt Woods, CEO of Woods Hardware in Cincinnati, won this year's award. Read more about Woods' project at TheRedT.com/woods-hardware, and stay tuned to Hardware Retailing for more in-depth coverage on his progress. Find more details about these events and others online at TheRedT.com/calendar. To have your event added, contact Kate Klein at kklein@nrha.org. Thousands of attendees from all over the world searched the show floor for the latest industry innovations at the 2018 National Hardware Show ® , May 8-10 in Las Vegas.

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