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NHPA to Attend 2022 International Hardware Fair in Cologne

2022 International Hardware Fair

After two years without meeting together in person, the 2022 Eisenwarenmesse International Hardware Fair is back, bringing innovations and trends in the hard goods industry. From Sept. 25-28, over 2,000 suppliers from over 40 countries will showcase their innovations, including …

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Independent Retailer Attends NRF Small Business Summit

Small Business Summit

Bringing together retail industry players from around the country, the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Retail Advocates Summit gave retailers an opportunity to directly connect with policymakers. A highlight of this year’s small business summit was The Retail Experience, featuring six …

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NRF Honors Independent Home Improvement Retailer

NRF honors

Each year at its annual Retail Advocates Summit, the National Retail Federation (NRF) honors the work of small business owners who are going above and beyond to advocate for the independent retail industry. The America’s Retail Champions program features 34 …

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Hardlines Conference Moves to Whistler in 2023

Hardlines Whistler

For the first time in the event’s history, the Hardlines Conference will move to Whistler, British Columbia, in 2023. The event has always taken place in the greater Toronto area but Hardlines plans to choose different destinations each year to …

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NHPA Honorees Took Many Paths Into Home Improvement Industry

honorees

From finance to food service, this year’s Young Retailer of the Year honorees come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some were raised in the home improvement industry while others were looking for a career change that better suited their …

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In Memoriam: Robert C. Hudson, H.D. Hudson Co.

Robert C. Hudson Jr.

Robert C. Hudson Jr., passed away peacefully and with grace on June 24, 2022, in his Chicago home. Mr. Hudson was the fourth generation chairman emeritus of H.D. Hudson Manufacturing Co., which his great-grandfather started in 1905. Headquartered in Lowell, …

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Rebranding, e-Commerce and Category Solutions Focal Points of United Hardware’s Fall & Winter Buying Market

United Hardware retailers attending the cooperative’s Fall & Winter Buying Market had opportunities to learn about their company’s brand revitalization initiative, e-commerce platform and new options for creating stronger category solutions. The buying market, held June 23 – 25 at …

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Attendance for spoga+gafa 2022 Hits Pre-Pandemic Levels

spoga+gafa 2022

spoga+gafa, which is the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world, took place in Cologne, Germany, from June 19-21, a new date for the trade fair. With over 25,000 visitors from 112 countries, spoga+gafa 2022 connected industry players from …

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