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Popular Themes at Garden Show Include Technology, Millennials, Urban Gardening

Independent garden center and home improvement retailers gathered Aug. 15-17 at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) in Chicago to find products and inspiration to bring back to their businesses. Hardware Retailing staffers Chad Husted and Kelsey Truex were in attendance at ... Read More »

Ace Hardware CEO: ‘It’s Either Forward or It’s Lights Out’

Ace Hardware

The Ace Hardware 2017 Fall Convention began with both warnings and encouragement from the cooperative’s top executives. Ace leaders spoke to retailers at the buying show’s general session, which started off the Aug. 17-19 convention in Chicago. President and CEO ... Read More »

Independent Garden Center Show Highlights Modern, Organic Trends

independent garden center

Green thumbs gathered on Chicago’s Navy Pier for a look at new products in the lawn and garden category Aug. 15-17 at the annual Independent Garden Center Show (IGC). Independent garden center operators and home improvement industry members learned about new products and spoke with ... Read More »

Women’s Leadership Roundtable Returns for Second Year

Women's Leadership Roundtable

Prior to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) State of the Independents Conference, the association is hosting the second annual Women’s Leadership Roundtable on Dec. 6 in Chicago. This event provides an opportunity for women in leadership positions across ... Read More »

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 »