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IGC Show Kicks Off With Talk From Martha Stewart

The Independent Garden Center Show East (IGC East) kicked off Tuesday morning with a keynote question and answer session with Martha Stewart. The show is one of the largest gatherings of independent garden center owners, managers and buyers in the country and ... Read More »

NRHA Is on the Road—and Globe Trotting

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is sending association staff to speak at trade shows, visit with store owners in the U.S. and represent North American retailers to companies and industry organizations abroad. In August and September, for example, ... Read More »

Best Practices at Wholesaler Markets

Fall and spring wholesaler markets are great places to see new products, get special promotional prices and network with industry professionals. However, some markets are so expansive they can be overwhelming and hard to use efficiently. Depending on the season, ... Read More »

NRHA Presenting Research and Retailer Discussions on the State of the Industry

Did you know that a recent study reveals that 18 percent of independent home improvement retailers’ annual purchasing is done at buying markets? In addition, did you know that more than 50 percent of independent retailers list “learning about new products and programs” ... Read More »

IGC Show Offers Discounts to NRHA Attendees

Are you interested in discovering thousands of new products in the lawn and garden category? Would you gain important business insights from speakers including Martha Stewart, educational sessions and networking with other professionals? The Independent Garden Center Show (IGC Show) will be offering all of these things ... Read More »

Road Trip Focuses on Shopping Local

Whether you run a hardware store, sell cabinets or brew beer, independent retailers come in all shapes and sizes but all have a common goal– to provide a great product and create a business that is an important part of the ... Read More »

Do it Best Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Civic leaders joined Do it Best Corp. employees this week in celebrating the company’s 70th anniversary at the co-op’s headquarters. Local government officials joined more than 400 current and former Do it Best Corp. employees in celebrating the co-op for its performance as one ... Read More »

House-Hasson Offers Technology Seminar

House-Hasson is offering a technology seminar to retailers attending its summer dealer market. The seminar topics include CipherLab’s hand-held portable devices for making electronic orders at dealer markets; how retailers can best use their own websites for e-commerce; and E-Toolbox, a ... Read More »