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NRHA Announces Joint Event With NHS and IGC

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is excited to announce it will be hosting two major events in conjunction with the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) and the Independent Home Improvement Show being held August 13-15 in Chicago. The 2019 NRHA ... Read More »

Tiny Home Conference to Be Held at the National Hardware Show®

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Tiny living continues to become more popular, thanks to publicity from TV shows, as well as easy access to the homes at many lawn and garden shows. Now, that tiny living trend is coming to the 2019 National Hardware Show®! ... Read More »

Newby’s Ace Hardware Hosts Prom Dress Drive

Teenagers hoping to find the perfect prom dress or suit had a unique opportunity to shop for their attire at a discount, thanks to Newby’s Ace Hardware in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Newby’s employee Jacqui Dammen says she was inspired ... Read More »

Welden Hardware Counts Down to a Historic Celebration

Melissa Brett and her husband John have owned Welden Hardware for 15 years, but the business has been in operation in Simsbury, Connecticut, for 130 years. Late last year, the Bretts and their store manager started brainstorming ways to celebrate ... Read More »

How to Be a Show Floor Explorer at the National Hardware Show®

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  By Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org Unfolding Opportunity The National Hardware Show® (NHS) attracts industry members from the across the channel to hunt for new products and niches, keep an eye out for inspirations and learn new insights on how to ... Read More »

Blish-Mize Welcomes New Customers to Spring Buying Market

With plenty of family atmosphere, Blish-Mize’s twice-yearly Buying Markets can often resemble reunions of friends who have a standing date to meet up every few months. The 2019 Blish-Mize Spring Buying Market, conducted March 21-23 in Overland Park, Kansas, had ... Read More »

Retail Insights From Shoptalk 2019

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Writing for Forbes, retail analyst Greg Petro dives into a few of his key takeaways from Shoptalk, an annual retail conference that highlights industry trends, technology and business models. Artificial intelligence is getting smarter. Petro says one of the dominant ... Read More »

Robot Team Introduces Latest Creation to Hardware Store Crowd

Visitors to Jerry’s Hardware in Edina, Minnesota, in November might have thought they traveled to the future where robot assistants can aid their shopping. In reality, it was just the work of skilled high school students and an area robot ... Read More »