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April 28, 2014

The 2014 Golden Hammer Awards will strike for the 30th time May 6, when industry leaders gather poolside at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Sponsored by The Vendor Center and Midwest Fasteners, and presented in partnership with the National Hardware Show, the Golden Hammer event honors the best of the best in home improvement.

May 8, 2013

The organizers of the National Hardware Show acquired the Expo Nacional Ferretera, an annual hardware event in Guadalajara.

Reed Exhibitions, the company that organizes the National Hardware Show, acquired Expo Nacional Ferretera, an annual event in Guadalajara, Mexico, serving the hardware, construction and electrical markets.

Expo Nacional Ferretera, described as the largest event in Mexico and Latin America, brings with it more than 1,300 exhibiting companies occupying 50,000 square meters and 80,000 buyers from 30 countries who attend the annual event in Guadalajara.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

June 1, 2012

Las Vegas — What happened in Vegas will not stay in Vegas — especially not the products purchased, the leads generated, nor the business best practices that were shared by retailers during the National Hardware Show.

Some 30,000 industry professionals spent three days in the desert for the show, the highlights of which depend completely on the taste of the attendees.

May 8, 2012

Do it Best Corp. CEO Bob Taylor accepted the Home Channel Hall of Fame award during the Golden Hammer Awards at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Safety Works VP safety sales John Shields introduced the inductee.

May 4, 2012

The Lancaster Paint Las Vegas Buying Show opened its doors, marking a collaboration with the National Hardware Show to allow buyers to browse and buy the paint and sundries category in one place.

The two-day Lancaster event at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, next door to the Las Vegas Convention Center, opened Wednesday with some 100 exhibits.

May 1, 2012

As the National Hardware Show kicks off in Las Vegas, the Golden Hammer Awards program enters its 28th year.

Wednesday morning at the show, the Home Channel News Golden Hammer event will honor the best of the best among home improvement suppliers and recognize outstanding achievement in the retail field. A twist for 2012: A Golden Hammer panel discussion with the working title: “The recovery: Is it real? And what to do about it?”

April 20, 2012

In the tradition of encouraging innovation, The National Hardware Show will give credit where credit is due through a series of awards ceremonies recognizing the best of the best in product design and innovation.

April 2, 2012

Westminster, Mass.-based Aubuchon Hardware, an independent chain of 126 hardware stores in the northeastern United States, will accept the Home Channel News Retailer of the Year award during the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

The award is part of the 28th Annual Golden Hammer Awards, which will take place May 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

February 24, 2012

For the first time, this year's National Hardware Show will feature more than 1,000 new products and inventions in a special Innovation Station display area located off the main show floors.

"We know that retail and wholesale buyers are very interested in the latest products and line introductions, so we wanted to make it as easy as possible for buyers to see these products in one easy-to-shop location," said Sonya Ruff Jarvis, VP attendee programs with the National Hardware Show, slated for Las Vegas May 1 to 3.

June 2, 2011

On the final day of the 2011 National Hardware Show, exhibiting companies donated 14 trailer loads of products to Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas-based non-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities. 

May 25, 2011

Organizers of the recently completed 2011 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas said a second straight year of increased attendance gives the 2012 show a head start. 

The 66th Annual National Hardware Show, which concluded May 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, saw an increase in attendance of 4%, according to organizers. Last year's show saw an increase of 20%. Organizers said they were encouraged by exhibitor bookings for 2012 that are already up 16% from a year ago. 

May 25, 2011

Organizers of the recently completed 2011 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas said a second straight year of increased attendance gives the 2012 show a head start. 

The 66th Annual National Hardware Show, which concluded May 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, saw an increase in attendance of 4%, according to organizers. Last year's show saw an increase of 20%. Organizers said they were encouraged by exhibitor bookings for 2012 that are already up 16% from a year ago. 

May 16, 2011

Las Vegas -- Eastern Tools and Equipment unveiled its line of Duracell generators to the home improvement market during the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

The familiar copper-colored equipment represents a deal about a year-and-a-half in the making, and follows some long negotiations with Procter & Gamble, which owns the Duracell brand.

May 13, 2011

The National Hardware Show revealed its charitable side this week as a stage for awarding the Sears “traveling toolbox” to Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas non-profit and preferred charity of the National Hardware Show. The charity serves people with intellectual disabilities.

The show also served as a stage for award-winning products across a diverse range of categories.

May 12, 2011

Las Vegas -- Thirty-two home channel industry suppliers were recognized as Golden Hammer winners during a ceremony Wednesday in Las Vegas at the National Hardware Show.

The event also produced five vendor winners selected by the Golden Hammer retail committee in five retail disciplines. The Golden Hammer Committee Choice winners for 2011 are:

• Scotts Miracle-Gro, New Product Innovation;

• Irwin Tools, Inventory Management;

• Andersen, Serving the Pros;

• 3M, Category Management; and

May 10, 2011

The 2011 National Hardware Show opens today in Las Vegas, featuring thousands of products organized across nine categories on the massive Las Vegas Convention Center show floor.

The Show will continue to offer exciting special events, including product demonstrations, roundtables, informative addresses and panels by industry experts, including the Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event, taking place Wednesday morning.

May 10, 2011

New faces and veteran exhibitors gathered in the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday for the 2011 National Hardware Show. Always a collection of innovative new products and packaging, this year proved to be no exception, with offerings like the Easy Reach Plant Pulley (you can raise and lower hanging plants to water them) and Heat Zone, a shop light with a heater and a fan, both on display in New Product World.

May 5, 2011

As the National Hardware Show prepares to kick off in Las Vegas next week, event organizers say the show continues to attract a lineup of retailers and distributors described as "one of the deepest and most diverse" in the show's 66-year history.

May 2, 2011

Like most of the vendors in the Inventors Spotlight section of the 2010 National Hardware Show (NHS), Kalvin Vogt was confined to an 8-ft.-wide space that ran approximately 4 ft. deep. But he was right at the entrance with his crystal doorknobs, which are illuminated from inside with LED lights.


“We had Home Depot come in the first 15 minutes of the first day,” said Vogt, CEO of Krystal Touch of New York Inc. This being his first time at the show, Vogt and his associates were stunned. “We were ready to leave right after that,” he joked. 


May 1, 2011

The 2011 Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event in Las Vegas will include a panel discussion of industry leaders.

April 21, 2011

Atlanta, Texas-based Price Hardware True Value has been named the 2011 "Tools of the Trade Award" winner by Home Channel News.

The company will accept the award May 11 at the Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show.

April 15, 2011

The growing trends of outdoor rooms, staycations and grow-your-own gardening will be reflected on the show floor at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas May 10 to 12.

A larger Lawn & Garden/Outdoor Living area is one sign of the times.

March 31, 2011

The National Hardware Show has a reputation as the place for retailers of all sizes and affiliations to scout out new products, many of which won’t be unveiled until show time (May 10 to 12). But Home Channel News editors made a few calls to put together this new product showcase — from the garden to the grill.

March 31, 2011

Nothing has changed about the core mission of the biggest hardware show in North America — but with first-year event director Richard Russo at the helm, there will be some notable new twists for the May 10 to 12 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. 


March 17, 2011

Orgill, Distribution America, Ace Hardware, True Value and Lancaster make up the list of co-ops/distributors signed up for the new Buying Desk Program so far, according to organizers of the National Hardware Show.

Independent retailers attending the May 10-12 event in Las Vegas will have instant access to new products introduced at the event  through the show’s new Buying Desk Program. On the flip side, suppliers attending the 2011 event will be able to sell products to independent retailers through their existing co-operative and distributor programs.