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2018 National Hardware Show® to Highlight New Products, Technology

2018 National Hardware Show® to Highlight New Products, Technology

On May 8-10 in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show® will unite the home improvement industry, giving show attendees an exclusive look at the products, technology and trends pushing the industry forward.

“The 2018 National Hardware Show has something for everyone,” Rich Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show, says. “Visitors can get a glimpse at the cutting-edge products customers will soon be asking for, explore all-new additions, like the Ultimate Backyard, and see returning favorites, like the Reimagine Retail program. I look forward to seeing the entire industry unite at this year’s event.”

New Products

The 2018 National Hardware Show will include a wide range of new home improvement products from across the world. This year, more than 2,600 manufacturers, including 500 companies that are presenting new products for the first time, will showcase their offerings.

New products will be presented from a wide range of categories, such as lawn, garden and outdoor living; hardware and tools; paint and accessories; and housewares.

Attendees can also find new products in two dedicated areas of the show floor. The New Product Launch area of the show features products that are yet to hit store shelves. At New Product World, attendees will also find the latest products from a wide breadth of manufacturers.

New Experiences

National Hardware Show attendees have a variety of opportunities for learning about what’s cutting edge in the home improvement channel.

At the Ultimate Backyard, visitors can leave the show floor and get a taste of home in a fully equipped backyard setting. Sponsored by Adams Manufacturing, Ultimate Backyard highlights the latest outdoor living products and furniture directly in the environment where they’re meant to be used.

Operation Tiny Home will give attendees a real-time look at how a tiny home is constructed. On May 8, Zack Griffin, host of FYI’s “Tiny Home Nation,” will lead a day-long workshop on custom furniture making for tiny homes in support of the Veterans Village of Las Vegas.

The Smart Home Virtual Reality Experience gives attendees a virtual reality view of how smart home technology can make homes more intelligent, secure and efficient. Visitors will get a fully immersive and interactive look at how smart home products can work in harmony at homes and offices.

New Research

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) All-Industry Conference, presented in conjunction with the National Hardware Show, features a full schedule of speakers, presenting on topics such as collaborative negotiation, appealing to a wide range of customers and protecting your business with cybersecurity.

The NRHA All-Industry Conference also has special keynote speakers, including Jason Ballard, co-founder and president of TreeHouse; Jules Pieri, co-founder of The Grommet; and Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk, the mother-daughter stars of HGTV’s “Good Bones.”

About Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. An Indiana native, he graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.