Home » Industry News » Retail Leaders to Focus on Business Growth at 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference

Retail Leaders to Focus on Business Growth at 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference

What are you doing to grow your business?

The 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference is all about growth. The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is presenting the one-day event, which is slated for Dec. 6 in Chicago, to give attendees the chance to find new opportunities for their businesses.

Featuring exclusive research, insightful panel discussions with retail leaders and networking opportunities to connect with industry players, the 2018 conference is an event you won’t want to miss. Plus, independent retailers attend for free.

Hear From Industry Leaders

At the 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference, two panels featuring retail leaders will shine light on the ways independents across the country can find new success for their operations. The first panel discussion will present real-world insights into current economic conditions and what other channel partners can do to earn retailers’ business.

The second panel will delve into the top five categories independent home improvement retailers are identifying as most promising for growth in 2019. Presenters will reveal new NRHA research showing the specific categories and product areas retailers will be targeting for expansion.

The conference will also include exclusive presentations from two inspiring home improvement retailers about how their operations are welcoming growth opportunities.

  • Zach Coblentz, division manager of Hartville Hardware in Ohio, will explain how his operation, the largest hardware in the U.S. at 300,000-plus square feet, is planning to grow in the year ahead.
  • Elliot Greenberg, owner of JC Licht locations across Chicago, will discuss how his company explores new categories to help boost business and attract new customers in a competitive market.

Register to Attend Today

Visit the conference registration page to sign up to attend the 2018 event and view the full conference schedule. To learn what retailers had to say about their experiences at the 2017 conference, check out this article from Hardware Retailing.

About Todd Taber

Todd is trends editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017.

Check Also

3 Business Tips From Gina Schaefer of A Few Cool Hardware Stores

When Gina Schaefer opened her first hardware store in 2003, she had no idea what …