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International Hardware Show: ‘A Different Kind of Event’

Attendance momentum continued to grow as the International Hardware Fair began its second day this morning in Cologne, Germany (with an estimated 55,000 people scheduled to attend). The theme of the day was clear to all who came—innovation. From the ... Read More »

International Hardware Fair Opens in Cologne

Languages from around the world could be heard throughout the convention center in Cologne, Germany, as the International Hardware Fair opened the doors on its 39th annual show this morning. More than 80 percent of exhibitors will come from outside ... Read More »

Orgill Unveils Exclusive Paint Line, Comprehensive Showcase Displays

There were a lot of goals from the attendees of the Orgill Spring Dealer Market as they browsed the halls of the Orange County Convention Center last week—everything from finding new niche opportunities to learning more about how to increase ... Read More »

House-Hasson Winter Market Sales Foretell Strong 2014

Don Hasson, the president of House-Hasson Hardware, America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, says sales increases at the company’s winter dealer market indicate 2014 will be a good year for hardware stores and lumberyards. He attributes some of this boost ... Read More »

Ace Focuses on Advancing Growth at Spring Convention

Ace Hardware executives took some time to reflect on the company’s history in recognition of Ace’s 90th anniversary at the general session of the co-op’s Spring Convention and Exhibits on Monday morning in Houston, but Ace President and CEO John ... Read More »

Retailers Approve Aggressive Change and National Philanthropic Partnership at True Value Reunion

Feedback regarding changes occurring within the True Value co-op over the past year appeared notably positive from retailers exploring True Value’s Spring & Rental Reunion this past weekend in Atlanta. While still concerned about national economic conditions and cautious about ... Read More »

Five Business Lessons Independent Retailers Can Take Away from Sochi Olympics

It comes only every two years, and, as many of us have over the last few nights, we have spent time enamored by the amazing feats of athleticism displayed by the athletes at the Olympics. These athletes display such an ... Read More »

Plumbing and Electrical Store Introduced at Handy Hardware Spring Market

Handy Hardware introduced its new Plumbing and Electrical Store at its Spring Market, held Feb. 13-15 in Houston. The Plumbing and Electrical Store offered more than 1,000 planograms from key suppliers and allowed dealers the opportunity to better understand new ... Read More »