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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 »

PRO Group Hosts Merchandising Conference

PRO Group member distributors had the opportunity to meet with more than 95 manufacturers at the recent Group Merchandising Conference in Chicago. The conference, which took place June 19-22, began with a meeting for PRO Group members to introduce themselves and a ... Read More »

New Products, Services Rolled Out at Do it Best Spring Market

Do it Best

Do it Best Corp. is prepared to offer its retailers any product or service they need. This was evident at the co-op’s spring market, which was held last weekend at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The event featured new ... Read More »

Products and Prize Highlighted at National Hardware Show®

National Hardware Show

National Hardware Show® attendees were flocking to find new products, hear from educational speakers and network with other members of the industry. “I enjoy seeing all the new products,” says independent home improvement retailer Tim Buchheit. He has been attending the show ... Read More »

Idaho Retailer Wins $100K for Business Improvements

Reimagine Retail

One independent home improvement retailer is leaving the National Hardware Show® this week with money lined up to reimagine his business. That winning retailer is Robert Lau and his business is Caribou Jack’s Trading Co. of Soda Springs, Idaho. Caribou Jack’s will get $100,000 in prize money to ... Read More »

Industry Gathers for ‘Big and Exciting Show’

National Hardware Show

Thousands of attendees gathered for the National Hardware Show®  on May 9 to participate in one of the largest events in the home improvement industry. The show kicked off at the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) Village in the Las ... Read More »

Young Retailers Reflect on Value of Independents

young retailer of the year

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) honored eight young retailers during its annual Young Retailer of the Year awards ceremony May 8 in Las Vegas. The honorees, who represent a variety of distributors and lead retail operations throughout the country, spoke during ... Read More »

New Study: When Pros Buy Local, Communities Benefit

Home Sweet Home

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Independent We Stand released a new study May 9 that provides insight into how much home improvement professionals can impact their communities by buying local. The Home Sweet Home: Pros’ Edition study examines the positive ... Read More »