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Register Now: 2017 State of Independents Conference

State of Independents

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 ... Read More »

NRHA’s Management Program Graduates Set Sights on the Future

Retail Management Certification Program

Their topics varied, but their goals were the same: improve their businesses through ambitious, innovative projects. The group of leaders from independent home improvement stores throughout the U.S. met Aug. 10 to present plans for projects they developed as they ... Read More »

10 Ways to Heat Up Sales in the Grilling Category

grilling

Whether a retailer already has an extensive grilling category, is looking to improve upon an existing grilling category or is brand new to the category completely, sometimes all it takes is the smell of mouth-watering food to lure customers through ... Read More »

Outlook Positive at United Hardware Fall and Winter Buying Market

United Hardware

As retailers crowded into United Hardware’s Fall and Winter Buying Market, held July 28-30 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, one message came across loud and clear. There are plenty of opportunities to gain success in the home improvement industry for those ... Read More »

International Garden Fair to Highlight Outdoor Trends

spoga+gafa

Spoga+gafa, the annual international garden fair, will be showcasing the latest in modern lawn and garden trends, such as stylish multifunctional furniture and new technology. The event, which is scheduled for Sept. 3-5 in Cologne, Germany, will be spread across ... Read More »

Executive Planning Conference Scheduled for November

Executive Planning Conference

Manufacturers and distributors will gather this fall in order to discuss new business relationships and strengthen existing partnerships. Distribution America and PRO Group-affiliated distributors will connect with manufacturers Nov. 14-16 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida for the annual Executive ... Read More »

House-Hasson Market Brings in New Vendors, Younger Faces

House-Hasson

The House-Hasson Hardware Summer Dealer Market in June drew new vendors and younger retailers. Vendor participation at the regional distributor’s buying show, which took place June 15-17 in Sevierville, Tennessee, was up about 15 percent year over year, House-Hasson officials say. An ... Read More »

More Than 2,000 Exhibitors Expected at International Garden Fair

international garden fair

The international garden fair spoga+gafa is slated to feature more than 2,000 exhibitors from 59 countries this year. The annual event, which is scheduled for Sept. 3-5, will again be located in Cologne, Germany, and will serve as a showcase for outdoor living and ... Read More »