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Reliable Distributors 2014 Annual Conference Announced

Reliable Distributors will hold its annual Management & Marketing Conference, March 27-29, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. The theme for 2014 is “Living in America!” and will showcase Reliable manufacturers and distributors from across the country. Along with one-on-one private meetings between …

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Several Early-Bird Travel Discounts, Things to Do at International Hardware Fair Cologne

The EISENWARENMESSE – International Hardware Fair Cologne runs from March 9 to 12, and visitors are advised to use the remaining weeks to plan their visit. In addition to special travel and hotel conditions awarded by the Koelnmesse partners, early …

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Industry Stock Index Inches Higher

Post-Thanksgiving doldrums had Wall Street worried for the good first half of December. As the trading session ended Dec. 31, 2013, markets turned positive as uncertainty was tempered with action from the Federal Reserve. The Hardware Retailing Stock Index gained …

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A Guide to Navigating Health Care

Some of you may remember the Temptations’ hit song, “Ball of Confusion,” or maybe Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” Aside from being hits, these songs’ titles also seem to sum up the way many Americans are feeling about Affordable Care Act …

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Data Breach! Don’t Become the Next Target

Odds are, you will or maybe already have been a victim. You may not even know it. As more retailers utilize technologically advanced retail systems, both online and in store, customers are growing more and more at risk for having …

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NRF Forecasts Increase in Retail Sales for 2014

The National Retail Federation released its 2014 economic forecast, projecting retail industry sales—which include auto parts and accessories stores, non-store categories, discounters, department stores, grocery stores and specialty stores, and exclude automotive dealers, gas stations and restaurants—will increase 4.1 percent, …

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Design & Construction Week: The State of the Housing Market

Experts from the National Home Builders Association (NAHB), Freddie Mac and Nationwide Insurance were on hand at Design & Construction Week, held Feb. 4-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, to discuss the housing market. They were hopeful about a …

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Inaugural Design & Construction Week Offers Products, Demonstrations and More

Builders, designers, architects and other attendees to Design & Construction Week have plenty to see: The first-time event, which includes the International Builders’ Show, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the International Window Coverings Expo, offers more than 1,500 …

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