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Register Now: 2017 State of Independents Conference

Register Now: 2017 State of Independents Conference

The state of the industry, where it’s headed and your relationship with channel partners all have the ability to impact your business.

This year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is giving you the opportunity to discuss all three at no cost. On Dec. 7, retailers, manufacturers and distributors will gather in Chicago for the association’s third annual State of Independents Conference. The event will include research presentations, retailer panels and networking opportunities.

Similar to previous years, NRHA will share new, proprietary research about the performance and direction of the home improvement market. Association and industry leaders will also discuss insights into the challenges and obstacles to growth retailers face. Additionally, two new themes are being added to the State of Independents Conference agenda this year: technology in retail and next-generation leaders.

This year’s event will feature four retailer panels focused on topics such as economic and external challenges, young retailer insights and how independent retailers are responding to technology’s impact on the market. The conference will also include a proprietary research-based seminar on what today’s consumers find attractive about online home improvement shopping, how independent retailers measure up and what retailers are doing to build their online presence.

Attending the conference is the perfect opportunity to share feedback and advice with manufacturers and distributors to build a foundation for the future of the industry.

Registration is free for retailers. To sign up and for more information, visit soic.eventbrite.com, or contact Dan Tratensek at dant@nrha.org.

About Hilary Welter

Hilary Welter
As marketing and research coordinator, it’s Hilary’s duty to keep retailers informed about NRHA products and services and to help coordinate industry research projects. Additionally, Hilary is the voice behind NRHA’s and Hardware Retailing’s social media accounts. She appreciates a good book, spicy food, well-made horror films, craft beer and exploring new places near and far.