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The National Hardware Show® Wants to Know What You Would Do With $100K

The National Hardware Show® Wants to Know What You Would Do With $100K

The National Hardware Show® will be awarding one lucky retailer $100,000 to invest in the future of their business through its Reimagine Retail Program.

The program is open to all independently owned home improvement/hardware retailers. Retailers will be able to enter the promotion at: www.nationalhardwareshow.com/Reimagine-Retail.

The National Hardware Show will begin accepting entries on Feb. 21 and submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Finalists will be notified by Friday, April 28, 2017. The finalists will be flown to the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, which takes place from May 9-11.

The grand-prize winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, on the NRHA Village Stage at the National Hardware Show.

To enter, retailers will have to submit a 500-word essay describing how they would invest the $100,000 in prize money to reimagine the future of their own retail operations.

The National Hardware Show will be looking for projects that focus on four key business improvement areas:

  • Store Design
  • Technology
  • Employee Improvement (training, retaining and/or recruiting, etc.),
  • Products and Expanded Categories.

Together with representatives from the North American Retail Hardware Association and a panel of industry professionals, the National Hardware Show team will review the entries and determine which project is most worthy of winning the $100,000.

“This is your opportunity to share your vision for the future of what you would do to take your retail operation to the next level,” says Rich Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show.

For more information about the Reimagine Retail Program, visit: www.nationalhardwareshow.com/Reimagine-Retail.

For more information about the National Hardware Show, visit: www.nationalhardwareshow.com.

About Dan Tratensek

Dan Tratensek
In his position as publisher of Hardware Retailing magazine, Dan has the opportunity to visit with independent retailers of all types and sizes and use these visits to shape the editorial direction of the magazine to meet the needs of the independent hardware retail market. Dan also oversees NRHA’s other publishing projects, which include a range of special interest publications, contract publishing titles, online content and more. Dan formerly worked as an editor and reporter for Hardware Retailing and has been involved in business journalism and news reporting for the past two decades