Retail Observer

July 2017

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM JULY 2017 10 W e're thrilled to report this year's show was very successful," says Rich Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show. "We're so proud to see attendees and exhibitors from all over the world come together at the National Hardware Show. We think the new relationships formed, the knowledge gained, and the products discovered will all have a positive impact on the industry for years to come." Attendees and exhibitors alike were excited to be at the show, and this was evident in the positive attitude found across the show floor and throughout the convention center. "I came last year, so I knew what to expect, but still, it's a really big and exciting show," says April Rembert of Jared's Ace Hardware in Bishopville, South Carolina. "I like going to Inventors Spotlight and outside to Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ. Overall, it's just a fun time. I also enjoy spending time at the NRHA All-Industry Conference to learn from all of the great speakers they bring in for this event." "The National Hardware Show is a great way for us to make a connection with the home improvement channel," says Michael McCrory, president of Nextorch USA, an exhibitor at the show who was featured in the Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery area. "Retail in the United States is very challenging right now, but this channel is a viable one. And with the combination of products we offer, including tools, lighting and knives, we think we can make a very good partner within the industry." SPECIALTY AREAS The show was once again divided into categories that were spread throughout the convention center's North and Central halls, and outdoors in the Silver parking lot. The featured product gallery included New Product World, Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery Product display, Energy Efficient Product display, the Homewares Awards and Lawn, " 2017 NATIONAL HARDWARE SHOW ® A GREAT SUCCESS IN LAS VEGAS

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