Supporting the Industry Year Round

National Hardware Show is proud to support the following industry events & publications

Ace Buying Day – June 21, 2016

Ace Hardware

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ace Hardware’s Open Buying Day is a great opportunity to introduce your company and “ready-to-market” product to Ace’s Merchant team.  They are the #1 hardware co-op in the US servicing over 4,400 stores coast-to-coast.  Additionally, thru their subsidiary Ace Hardware International, they market and sell to Ace retailers in over 60 countries world-wide.

Distribution America

Distribution America

Distribution America is dedicated to helping independent retailers compete profitably in their market place. Combined buying power, custom advertising solutions, store identity programs, and strategic mapping services provide retailers with the tools they need to grow their business. We support the NRHA Young Retailer of the Year and Retail Management Certification Scholarship programs as additional resources for retailer success.

Annually, DA members host over 16 retailer markets focusing on buying and educational opportunities. With the support of NHS and NRHA, Distribution America hosts the annual DA/Pro Group Executive Planning Conference. The event brings together key suppliers and distributors who serve the independent home improvement industry, to strengthen relationships and discuss challenges and opportunities for the coming year.

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Annual Hardlines Conference

Hardline

Toronto, Canada

HARDLINES is a specialized information publishing company dedicated to helping home improvement managers and executives run their businesses better with information, news, research and connections. The Hardlines Conference provides important forums for vendors and buyers to network—providing market intelligence, defining trends and generating analysis for retail home improvement executives.

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Distribution America

Distribution America

Distribution America is dedicated to helping independent retailers compete profitably in their market place. Combined buying power, custom advertising solutions, store identity programs, and strategic mapping services provide retailers with the tools they need to grow their business. We support the NRHA Young Retailer of the Year and Retail Management Certification Scholarship programs as additional resources for retailer success.

Annually, DA members host over 16 retailer markets focusing on buying and educational opportunities. With the support of NHS and NRHA, Distribution America hosts the annual DA/Pro Group Executive Planning Conference. The event brings together key suppliers and distributors who serve the independent home improvement industry, to strengthen relationships and discuss challenges and opportunities for the coming year.

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Lancaster

Lancaster

Since 1953, Lancaster has demonstrated innovative leadership in the paint sundry industry. They strive to be the provider of choice by putting customer satisfaction first, delivering exemplary service and the highest quality products. They are committed to being the best paint sundry distributor in the industry.

2016 Trade Shows

January 23-24, 2016
HARTFORD CT | Connecticut Convention Center

February 13-14, 2016
ORLANDO FL | Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

May 5-6, 2016
LAS VEGAS NV | Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

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NRHA State of Independents Conference

NRHA

Exclusively Sponsored by National Hardware Show

This one-day conference brings together representatives from across the home improvement industry to learn about and discuss the state of independent home improvement retailers. The State of Independents Conference features presentations on never-before-released research about the independent segment of the home improvement retailing market and will includes panel discussions featuring high-performance independent retailers who will share insights into their businesses and thoughts on the market.

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Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization serving children and adults in the southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, citizens with severe disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.

National Hardware Show exhibitors donate products & goods from their booths at the end of the Show, which Opportunity Village sells to generate further donations for charity.

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PRO Group

Progroup Incorperated

PRO Group, Inc. is a merchandising and marketing firm dedicated to generating ideas and developing for profit programs for Distributor and Retailer Members. By continually analyzing current and prospective markets, PRO Group pinpoints opportunities that will strengthen the network and benefit the bottom line of all Members. PRO Group hosts 2 annual events that allow vendors to present new products, discuss future opportunities and promotions, review strategic objectives, develop new business relationships and strengthen existing partnerships.

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VAL-TEST

Val-Test

Since 1962, VAL-TEST has been a Buying / Marketing Group for Distributors in Hardware, Paint, Marine, Decorative Arts and Flooring. They are advocates of two-step distribution. They combine the volume, and efforts, of our members into collective units of buying and selling influence. VAL-TEST then expose buyers to sellers and streamlines communications between them. When these enhancements result in stronger business relationships, our members thrive and our mission is a success.

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Thank you to our 2016 National Hardware Show Partners

  • Extreme How-To
  • Fastener 007
  • Garden Center
  • Green Profit
  • Home Furnishings News Magazine
  • Las Vegas Monorail
  • Lawn & Garden Retailer
  • Made in the USA
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Retail Observer

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