Hardware Retailing

NOV 2018

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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HARDWARE RETAILING | November 2018 12 NRHA News Retailer Speakers Featured at NRHA Conference H ave you prepared your business for growth in 2019? On Dec. 6, attend the North American Retail Hardware Association's (NRHA) 2018 State of Independents Conference for insights into growth from two of the industry's prominent retail leaders. "This year's State of Independents Conference will give retailers and other channel partner attendees front-row seats to exclusive research on growth in specific categories. Attendees will also hear about strategies from two very different retail operations," says NRHA executive vice president Dan Tratensek. "The takeaways from this event will be vital for participants from all areas of the channel who are looking for new opportunities to optimize growth next year." To register and to see the complete agenda for the 2018 State of Independents Conference, visit nrha.org/soic. Meet the Speakers Zach Coblentz | Hartville Hardware Coblentz will talk about how the country's largest independent home improvement business develops growth strategies. The Hartville, Ohio-based business operates all core categories and several niche departments in more than 300,000 square feet of salesfloor. Elliot Greenberg | JC Licht Greenberg will share his operation's plans for future growth and will discuss his philosophy that retail operations must "grow or die." The business opened in 1907 with one location in downtown Chicago and now operates nearly 40 retail stores throughout the Chicago area. " The takeaways from this event will be vital for participants from all areas of the channel who are looking for new opportunities to optimize growth next year. " —Dan Tratensek, NRHA

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