What would you do to improve your store with $100,000?

You know your store inside and out. You're on the front lines, running your business everyday—managing inventory, training staff, satisfying customers, integrating technology solutions & more. We want to hear what you think… how would you use $100,000 towards the future of your store?

What would you do to improve your store with $100,000?

This is your opportunity to share your vision for the future of your retail shop. The National Hardware Show is awarding $100,000 to one independent retailer to use for funding a business improvement project—for the future of your retail store(s).

Together with the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and a panel of industry professionals, entries will be reviewed by The National Hardware Show and one (1) Retailer will be chosen to win the $100,000. Finalists will be flown to the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, and the winner will be announced during the Show—Wednesday May 10, 2017.

How to Participate

Eligible Independent Retailers were asked to submit a 500 word (or less) essay highlighting what they would do to improve their business with the $100,000—specifically: What would you do to improve your store with $100,000?

We're looking for projects that focus on four key business improvement areas:

  • Store Design
  • Technology
  • Employees (training, retaining and/or recruiting, etc.)
  • Products

For full details including what qualifies as "Eligible Improvements”, please view the official rules & regulations here >>

The deadline to submit has now passed. Please check back for any updates.

Who is Eligible to Participate

Who is Eligible?

The Reimagine Retail Program is designed to support Independent Hardware/Home Improvement Retailers. The National Hardware Show welcomes all submissions and will be vetting companies as part of the review process.

Important Dates

  • The deadline to submit has now passed, please contact Amanda Gochee at agochee@reedexpo.com if you have any questions.
  • Finalists will be notified by Friday, April 28, 2017.
  • Grand Prize winner will be announced at the 2017 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday May 10, 2017.

Advisory Committee

A panel of industry professionals, the Advisory Committee will review your eligible essays to determine finalists. A Prize Panel will then determine which project is most worthy of winning the $100,000. Stay tuned for more information.

Looking for Inspiration for your Business?

We're excited to hear how you will Reimagine Retail—and we’re sure you're interested to see what your fellow independent retailers are thinking too! Since this is a unique opportunity for the independent retailer community to come together and share their visions for the future of their retail stores, we'll be posting submissions here to keep the conversation going.

Official Rules & Regulations

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