April 2018
A New Look By Richard Russo

The logo isn’t the only thing to have changed for this year’s National Hardware Show, May 8-10, in Las Vegas. Learn about new education, innovation and even the Ultimate Backyard.

When: May 8-10, 2018
Where: Las Vegas National Convention Center Website: www.nationalhardwareshow.com

There’s something new beyond the new products, new exhibitors and new connections you’ve come to expect each year from the National Hardware Show — the show’s look.

The National Hardware Show recently launched an all-new, fresh and modern logo and website. This new look brings a new approach for empowering retailers to grow their businesses through products, vendors, connections and more.

Categories continue to grow and expand to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the industry, and to stay ahead of the competition.

With a focus on what’s new this year, you’ll have no trouble nding innovative products for your garden center throughout all areas of the show oor.

Here’s a snapshot of what to expect in 2018:

Lawn & Garden Retailer publisher Bob Bellew presents the Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living Gold Award at last year’s show.

Deals — thousands of discounts and deals you won’t find anywhere else from exhibitors throughout the show floor.

Education — this year’s complimentary education sessions are all-new! Top-notch education sessions, presented by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), are geared speci cally for retailers like you, with topics focused most critical to your success.

Innovation — from Inventors Spotlight, an area dedicated to products not yet to market from up-and-coming inventors to miles of exhibitors presenting their latest solutions to life’s everyday problems, you never know which next great invention is awaiting you in Las Vegas.

New Products — with 15+ major product categories, 2,800+ exhibitors — there is no better place to see, touch and experience the newest products. Sound overwhelming? Don’t worry — they’ve got you covered with featured areas dedicated to new products like New Product World, New Product Launch and the all-new Smart Home Virtual Reality Experience. This is an interactive smart home allowing you to engage and explore featured products. And don’t miss, the Ultimate Backyard Experience, a place for you to experience outdoor products in an all-new, fun and engaging way — in an Ultimate Backyard!

Reimagine Retail — back for its second year, the show is asking independent retailers how they would use $100,000 to invest in technology to improve their stores for the future. Together with a panel of industry professionals, it will review the entries to determine which project wins the $100,000. Finalists will be provided transportation and hotel accommodations at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, and the winner will be announced during the show — May 9, 2018. For more information and details, visit www.nhs18.com/reimagineretail.

If you had $100,000 to spend on improving your retail business’ technology — how would you invest it?

This is one National Hardware Show you won’t want to miss! After all, the future of home improvement is here, May 8–10, at the at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Register today at www.nationalhardwareshow.com/LGretailer.

Richard Russo

Richard Russo is the industry vice president of the National Hardware Show. He can be reached at [email protected]





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