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NRF 2018: Annual Show Highlights Retail Today, Tomorrow

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Thousands of people from around the world gathered in New York this weekend at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual industry event to focus on the ever-changing retail landscape and how retailers can keep up. The trade association’s 107th annual ... Read More »

New Programs Highlight United Hardware’s January Buying Market

Just days after ringing in the new year, retailers hit the floor of the 2018 United Hardware January Buying Market, seeking new products and niche opportunities. United Hardware also used the market, held January 5-7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, ... Read More »

2018 International Hardware Fair Focuses on Digital Opportunities

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Click the image above to view a full PDF. A Global Glimpse Get a head start on your competition by visiting the EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair (IHF) to see a sneak peek of upcoming products from leading manufacturers. The event ... Read More »

Indiana Retailer Puts Flags First Throughout Year

Patriotism and proudly representing the U.S. is not a sometimes thing for Bloomington Hardware. The Bloomington, Indiana, store offers a year-round program for customers to bring in any American flags that are worn and no longer meet the standards for ... Read More »

2018 International Hardware Fair Explores Digital Opportunities

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With just under three months before the 2018 EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair (IHF) kicks off, retailers, manufacturers and industry leaders are gearing up for a world-class showcase of the latest products and industry insights. More than 2,700 vendors will present ... Read More »

Funds Are ‘In the Bag’ in Ontario

For its third annual Ladies’ Night, JL’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Guelph, Ontario, decided to put on a real show. The event, designed to raise funds for a worthy charity each year, is also one the community looks forward ... Read More »

Sales, Vendor Displays Growing at House-Hasson Markets

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Sales are growing at House-Hasson Hardware dealer markets and so are the vendor displays. Figures for House-Hasson’s October 2017 dealer market in Sevierville, Tennessee, saw a 13 percent sales increase over 2016, which was up 14 percent over 2015. In ... Read More »

Retailers Take the Stage at NRHA State of Independents Conference

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Retailer-led panels delivered industry-specific takeaways and anecdotes during the 2017 North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) State of Independents Conference in Chicago on Dec. 7. Dan Tratensek, executive vice president of NRHA and publisher of Hardware Retailing magazine, and Jim ... Read More »