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Thousands of Vendors Expected for 2018 International Hardware Fair

international hardware fair

If you’re looking for unique ways to differentiate your business, see developing trends in home improvement and network with other retailers and industry leaders from around the world, the 2018 EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair (IHF) is a must-visit exhibition. ... Read More »

In It to Fix It

In a time when many people seem to see every broken item as something to be thrown away, few may consider repair as an alternative. Mike Filbin, owner of Filbin’s Ace Hardware, wants to change that. As a solution, he ... Read More »

New Hampshire Store a Haven for Local Beekeepers

beekeepers

In the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire, locals have taken it upon themselves to help the bee population flourish. Not only do they collect honey, but the main goal is for the bees to stay strong and pollinate other plants as well. ... Read More »

10 Ways NRHA Can Help Your Business

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. As an independent home improvement retailer, you have access to a wide variety of benefits through the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), your trade association. Many of the resources are free ... Read More »

True Value Fall Reunion Pushes Retailers to ‘Act Now’

True Value Fall Reunion

As retailers begin planning ahead for their busy spring selling season, those attending the True Value Fall Reunion were also encouraged to think in the moment. The buying show, which the co-op hosted in Chicago at McCormick Place, ran Sept. ... Read More »

Retailer Panels to Shed Light on Independent Industry

State of Independents Conference

High-performance independent home improvement retailers will discuss industry economic conditions, obstacles to growth, technology usage and the next generation of leaders during the 2017 North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) State of Independents Conference. Sponsored by the National Hardware Show®, ... Read More »

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 »