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‘E-Fairness’ Bill Passes Senate Vote; Awaits House Debate

The U.S. Senate recently voted 69 to 27 to approve a bill to allow states to collect taxes from online sellers that make $1 million or more in gross sales annually. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 will now move …

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New Products, Networking, Education Highlights of 2013 National Hardware Show®

National Hardware Show® attendees finished up the last day of the show by exploring new products, industry connections and ideas for doing business. This year, the show focused more on what attendees said was most valuable to them—the newest products on …

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Show Floor Bustling with Activity on Day 2 at the National Hardware Show®

Show Floor Bustling with Activity on Day 2 at the National Hardware Show

Attendees kept the energy level high on the show floor during the second day of the National Hardware Show®. Veteran attendees of the show said they continue to find it as a place where they can see a wide array …

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Big Energy, Trends Kick Off National Hardware Show®

As a global event and the largest of its kind in North America, the 68th annual National Hardware Show® kicked off in grand fashion this morning, culminating in a confetti cannon showering the crowd of exhibitors and attendees gathered around …

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Reed Exhibitions Acquires Expo Nacional Ferretera

Reed Exhibitions Acquires Expo Nacional Ferretera

Expo Nacional Ferretera, the largest event in Mexico and the Latin American market serving the hardware, construction and electrical markets, has joined the Reed Exhibitions portfolio of brands and brings with it more than 1,300 exhibiting companies occupying 50,000 square …

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Handy Hardware Answers Retailer, Vendor Questions

In light of Handy Hardware Wholesale Inc.’s recent announcement of being acquired by a subsidiary of the private equity firm Littlejohn & Co., Hardware Retailing editors spoke with Mickey Schulte, vice president of marketing and purchasing at Handy Hardware, and …

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29,000 Retail Jobs Added in April

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose in April by 165,000, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The unemployment rate changed little in April but has declined by 0.4 percentage point …

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NRHA’s All-Industry Conference to Highlight Changing Consumer Habits, Recognize Industry Leaders

Once again the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) will be hosting its All-Industry Conference concurrently with the National Hardware Show®, held May 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The NRHA All-Industry Conference brings together independent …

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