Retail Observer

July 2019

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JULY 2019 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 35 F rom May 7-9, 2019, home improvement experts, builders, remodelers and other industry leaders and professionals from all over the world gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 74th edition of the National Hardware Show ® (NHS). This year's Show boasted interactive experiences, product displays, networking opportunities and much more to help our attendees and exhibitors learn about the industry's latest offerings. "The 2019 National Hardware Show was a huge success because it created a variety of opportunities for professionals within the industry," said Rich Russo, industry vice president of the National Hardware Show. "Each day, exhibitors, attendees and media got a chance to experience everything the home improvement industry has to offer, all in one place. We are proud to host a show that is at the forefront of the industry and that continues to provide inspiration, new ideas and connections, innovation and insight. It was inspiring for us to see so many industry professionals from all over the world come together at NHS." Overall, the show featured brand-new interactive experiences, featured areas and product displays, as well as 40+ conference sessions and 35+ speakers. With more than 2,700 exhibitors that included nationally recognized brand names and emerging companies, across more than 15 different categories, there was no shortage of must-see companies and products to explore! "We attend the National Hardware Show each year because specific category buyers, as well as senior buyers, make it a point to come to this show – and leads found here at the National Hardware Show translate into real business for us," said Don Wepf of YardLock. "In addition to buyers, we've met senior leadership from major retailers, and when they make it a point to come to your booth, it's a great experience." Geoff Reeves of Shadow Works Group and New Market Apparel stated, "the National Hardware Show, my first time being here, is fantastic. I'm really looking forward to coming back in 2020. The people that we've worked with have been over-the-top generous, very courteous and very willing to help with whatever we need." THE 2019 NATIONAL HARDWARE SHOW ® PROVES TO BE A SUCCESS From all-star speakers and exhibitors to events and interactive experiences, the 2019 National Hardware Show had it all NAILED IT!

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