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Good Health, Home Organization Key Trends at International Home + Housewares Show

With the rebound of the economy, American consumers are looking to improve their lives and homes with a focus on healthy eating, home organization and home remodeling. These trends were front and center at the 2014 International Home and Housewares …

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Retailers Explore German Home Improvement Stores

Retailers representing countries including Sweden, Australia, the U.S. and more added store tours to their agendas for the International Hardware Fair today, the last day of the show. In hopes of seeing the trends and products they were seeing on …

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The Dawn of a New Day for Independents

Messages emerging from the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany, today shed light on potential changes occurring in the retail environment that could prove positive for independent home improvement retailers across the world. John Herbert, general secretary of the European …

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International Hardware Show: ‘A Different Kind of Event’

Attendance momentum continued to grow as the International Hardware Fair began its second day this morning in Cologne, Germany (with an estimated 55,000 people scheduled to attend). The theme of the day was clear to all who came—innovation. From the …

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International Hardware Fair Opens in Cologne

Languages from around the world could be heard throughout the convention center in Cologne, Germany, as the International Hardware Fair opened the doors on its 39th annual show this morning. More than 80 percent of exhibitors will come from outside …

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Orgill Unveils Exclusive Paint Line, Comprehensive Showcase Displays

There were a lot of goals from the attendees of the Orgill Spring Dealer Market as they browsed the halls of the Orange County Convention Center last week—everything from finding new niche opportunities to learning more about how to increase …

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House-Hasson Winter Market Sales Foretell Strong 2014

Don Hasson, the president of House-Hasson Hardware, America’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, says sales increases at the company’s winter dealer market indicate 2014 will be a good year for hardware stores and lumberyards. He attributes some of this boost …

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Ace Focuses on Advancing Growth at Spring Convention

Ace Hardware executives took some time to reflect on the company’s history in recognition of Ace’s 90th anniversary at the general session of the co-op’s Spring Convention and Exhibits on Monday morning in Houston, but Ace President and CEO John …

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