SUPPORTING THE INDUSTRY YEAR ROUND
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 NHPA 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 NHPA, 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.
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.
Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Lancaster is the premier paint sundry distributor, supplying products to retailers throughout North America, South America and the Caribbean, from seven distribution centers located in the US and Canada. Lancaster supplies over 13,000 products, from over 350 manufacturers to more than 10,000 independent paint stores, national and regional paint chains, hardware stores, home centers and online retailers.
Lancaster’s highly trained, 50-member sales team is supported by approximately 190 office and distribution center associates, including a friendly and knowledgeable customer service team that is available to assist you during regular business hours.
The National Retail Federation’s annual event is the world’s largest retail conference and expo. With 38,000 attendees, 800 exhibitors, 400 speakers and 99 countries represented, it’s the one place where an entire industry comes together to see beyond what is, to reveal what could be. Approach the new year with a whole new perspective. 2021 vision starts with NRF 2021.
The North American Hardware and Paint Association's mission is to help independent home improvement, paint and decorating retailers, regardless of affiliations, become better and more profitable retailers.
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.
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.