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The NRHA All-Industry Conference Addresses the Changing Industry


Competition in the home improvement industry is rapidly becoming more diverse and more challenging to get ahead of. And those competitors are bigger than just big boxes and e-commerce retailers. With shrinking big-box footprints, countless discount retailers and consumers who …

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Distribution America and PRO Group Bring Industry Together at Annual Event

Distribution America

More than 350 distributors and manufacturers attended the annual Executive Planning Conference (EPC), hosted by Distribution America and PRO Group at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Arizona, Nov. 14-16. Attendees participated in more than 2,600 one-on-one sessions, …

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Manufacturers and Distributors Weigh In on Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org All story data were compiled from a survey of manufacturers and distributors conducted by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Recently announced and proposed tariffs on raw …

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Industry Manufacturers and Distributors Talk Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

tariff hikes

Recently announced and proposed tariffs on raw materials continue to be an ongoing discussion worldwide as the U.S. and its trading partners shift their positions on international trade. To help determine the potential impact of these tariffs on the home …

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PRO Group and VAL-TEST Group Announce Alliance


A new alliance in the independent hardware and home improvement industry was announced today. PRO Group and VAL-TEST Group are joining forces. The partnership is “designed to leverage both groups’ strengths to deliver superior value to member wholesale distributors, suppliers …

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Top Executive Change for World and Main

World and Main

National distributor World and Main has made a corporate leadership change. Don Devine, former president and CEO, has left the Cranbury, New Jersey, company, and Bruce Fisher is now interim CEO. G. Stephen LeGraw is now serving as interim president and chief operating …

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ERetailer Summit to Connect Retailers, Vendors

The first Home Improvement eRetailer Summit will launch in October to connect home improvement manufacturers, distributors and online retailers who are interested in increasing online sales through collaboration and partnerships. The conference is slated for Oct. 26-28, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and …

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Reliable Distributors Hosts Conference, Celebrates Anniversary

Reliable Distributors, a national buying and marketing group, kicked off its 2016 Management and Marketing Conference and celebrated its 30th anniversary March 10 in Orlando, Florida. Three new member distributors were introduced at the conference’s annual member meeting: Plastic Express, Inc., …

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