In Vegas, more channels, more dollars
Attendees and exhibitors alike will find more ways to network and reach out to potential customers at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, May 7-9, according to show organizers.
There will be nearly 700 new exhibitors across multiple categories. Some of the new exhibitors include Kohler Co., Woodcraft, Family Handyman, Millennium Lock and Frontline Products, among others. For these new exhibitors, the National Hardware Show offers a chance for them to get exposure to new business.
“We had such success at the recent Orgill trade show that we felt the hardware industry was really a great opportunity for us,” said Paul Croisdale, CEO of Frontline Products, which specializes in upscale dollar store merchandise. “We’re still competing with the dollar stores, but we’ve done well in the grocery and drugstore trades, and we felt we could do the same with the hardware trade. We’re looking forward to meeting new people and getting new accounts.”
“We’re looking forward to offering a wide array of products for attendees at the National Hardware Show,” said Sonya Ruff Jarvis, VP attendee programs with the National Hardware Show. “From the big, well-known brands or the new exhibitors, there will be something for everyone. We’re proud to be able to offer such a wide range of products throughout the home improvement industry.”
“I have attended the National Hardware Show for the past five years,” said Will Barnhart of the Oregon-based Wilco co-op. “I go there to take advantage of the activities and training offered by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) at the Village Stage and attend the NRHA Convention, and to see what's new. There’s so much more at the National Hardware Show than the normal co-op shows we attend. I also get the chance to mingle with all the other retailers, learning from them and hearing what's going on in their businesses. For anyone in the retail hardware business, the show is a don’t-miss event."