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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 »

Independent We Stand Travels the Rocky Mountains

main streets

Independent We Stand, a movement committed to strengthening small businesses throughout the country, recently completed its annual road trip in celebration of locally owned businesses. During the road trips, Independent We Stand travels to five cities in five states in five days, visiting ... Read More »

National Hardware Show® Announces Finalists for $100K Prize


The National Hardware Show® today announced the top 10 finalists for the first Reimagine Retail program, which will award $100,000 to an independent home improvement retailer to invest in a business improvement project. More than 100 retailers submitted plans to improve ... Read More »

6 Ways to Network at the National Hardware Show®


While you’re exploring the National Hardware Show®, there will be thousands of products to research and tinker with on the show floor, and product research is a crucial reason to attend. But in between exclamations of “Did you see that?” ... Read More »