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National Hardware Show Reaffirms Commitment to Safety

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In an open letter to attendees and exhibitors, the National Hardware Show (NHS) has reaffirmed its commitment to safety at this year’s event, scheduled to take place Oct. 21-23 in Las Vegas. Event organizers say after a year of a …

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3 Reasons to Attend the NHPA All-Industry Conference

NHPA All-Industry Conference

Independent home improvement retailers and channel partners are invited to attend the NHPA All-Industry Conference Oct. 21-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The free event is held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show, and when …

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In Memoriam: Jim Jenkins, Bannister and Jenkins Hardware Founder

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Jim Jenkins, founder of the Bannister and Jenkins Hardware Co., died on July 27, 2021 at age 96. He was an icon in the home improvement industry and one of the earliest Home Hardware retailers in Canada. Jenkins was a …

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International Hardware Association and Global Home Improvement Network to Merge


The respective Boards of the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN) and the International Hardware Association (IHA) have announced the IHA, representing hardware associations from around the world, is set to merge with the GHIN as of Oct. 1. This merger …

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Ground Rules for Gardens

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New insights from the National Hardware Show reveal an uptick in gardening, self-sufficiency and food origin awareness is pushing DIYers to grow their own gardens. Data from seed company Bonnie Plants says 20 million people began gardens in the past …

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Sherwin-Williams Shares Q2 Financial Results

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The Sherwin-Williams Company ended its second quarter of 2021 with an increase in both net sales and gross profit from the same quarter in 2020. Net sales from stores in Q2 in the U.S. and Canada increased 19.3 percent, while …

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Hawaii’s HPM Building Supply Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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HPM Building Supply, Hawaii’s local, family-founded building industry retailer, manufacturer and supplier is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021. The company has survived two tsunamis, each time rebuilding and reestablishing itself. “HPM is grateful for the support of generations of …

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Uncovering the Latest Home Design Trends

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New data from online home remodeling and design platform Houzz reveals the latest home design trends you can use to bolster sales in your paint, housewares and design departments. By analyzing the frequency of certain search terms its audience of …

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