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Deals, Demonstrations Take Center Stage at Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market

More deals, more options and more interaction were all in the spotlight at the Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market, held Sept. 15-16 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Retailers attended the two-day event to prepare for the upcoming ... Read More »

Independent Retailer Contest Offers Recognition, Opportunities

Indie Award

Independent We Stand (IWS), a movement that exists to support independent businesses, is hosting its seventh annual contest to help recognize a locally owned small business that has gone above and beyond to deliver great customer service and community support. According to the ... Read More »

Retailers Converge on Boston for Orgill Fall Dealer Market

For three days, retailers packed Orgill’s Fall Dealer Market looking for bargain buys and the latest products, programs and services that would prepare them for the next selling season. The event was held Aug. 24-26 at the Boston Convention and ... Read More »

Solar Eclipse Unites Retailers With Their Communities

solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, people across the United States took a break from their daily routines to look up at the sky. In more than 14 states, locals and out-of-towners gathered to witness the total solar eclipse that passed from ... Read More »

Popular Themes at Garden Show Include Technology, Millennials, Urban Gardening

Independent garden center and home improvement retailers gathered Aug. 15-17 at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) in Chicago to find products and inspiration to bring back to their businesses. Hardware Retailing staffers Chad Husted and Kelsey Truex were in attendance at ... Read More »

Ace Hardware CEO: ‘It’s Either Forward or It’s Lights Out’

Ace Hardware

The Ace Hardware 2017 Fall Convention began with both warnings and encouragement from the cooperative’s top executives. Ace leaders spoke to retailers at the buying show’s general session, which started off the Aug. 17-19 convention in Chicago. President and CEO ... Read More »

Independent Garden Center Show Highlights Modern, Organic Trends

independent garden center

Green thumbs gathered on Chicago’s Navy Pier for a look at new products in the lawn and garden category Aug. 15-17 at the annual Independent Garden Center Show (IGC). Independent garden center operators and home improvement industry members learned about new products and spoke with ... Read More »

Women’s Leadership Roundtable Returns for Second Year

Women's Leadership Roundtable

Prior to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) State of the Independents Conference, the association is hosting the second annual Women’s Leadership Roundtable on Dec. 6 in Chicago. This event provides an opportunity for women in leadership positions across ... Read More »