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International Hardware Fair to Highlight Trends


In a few months, independent retailers from around the globe will gather in Cologne, Germany, for the EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair. The show, which is slated to run from March 6-8, is one of the leading European trade events in the industry. The International …

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Council Meets to Share Industry Insights

The Hardware Marketing Council met earlier this month for a conference designed to connect home improvement industry leaders with each other. The group, which meets twice per year, is made up of  sales and marketing leaders from manufacturers that make products …

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True Value Announces Spring Reunion Speaker

True Value Spring Reunion

True Value Company has announced that Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s hit show “The Profit,” will give the keynote address at the opening of the company’s three-day 2016 Spring Reunion. Lemonis will speak Feb. 18 before the True Value Reunion, which runs Feb. …

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First State of Independents Conference a Success

State of Independents Conference

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) welcomed attendees from across the home improvement channel to its first-ever State of Independents Conference Dec. 10 in Chicago. The 2015 NRHA State of Independents Conference, sponsored by the National Hardware Show®, was …

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Companies From U.S., Canada to Attend 2016 International Hardware Fair

International hardware Fair

All eyes will soon be on Cologne, Germany, again—four months from now, over 2,700 suppliers from 50 countries will showcase their hardware and DIY products at the EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair (IHF). The show will take place March 6-8, 2016, in …

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Manufacturers and Distributors Plan for 2016

An annual conference brought together more than 400 of the nation’s top suppliers and distributors that serve the independent home improvement industry. The 2016 Executive Planning Conference, hosted by Charlotte-based Distribution America (DA) and Denver-based PRO Group, was held Nov. 17-19 in …

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National Hardware Show Appoints Program Leader

John Shields has joined the National Hardware Show® team to support the show’s attendee programs and extend its relationships with hardware and home improvement professionals. Shields comes to the National Hardware Show with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. …

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High-Profit Stores Outperform Industry Growth

Sales in 2015 grew by 5.81 percent, with the typical hardware store seeing a 2.9 percent profit increase; and, high-profit hardware stores outperformed with a 7.1 percent profit increase. The contributing factors for the high profit stores include higher customer …

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