Hardware Retailing

DEC 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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December 2018 | HARDWARE RETAILING 47 Global Pet Expo Global Pet Expo offers attendees the chance to learn about the opportunities available in the pet industry. There are numerous educational seminars and networking events for attendees. The event is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). The 15th annual show will feature more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, more than 3,000 new product launches and the pet industry's largest new products showcase. Highlights • The new products showcase stands on 45,000 square feet on the show floor and is set aside to display the newest products launching in 2019. Products are organized by category, with nearly 1,000 product entries each year. • For those seeking educational opportunities, Global Pet Expo offers free seminars for retailers. The 2019 lineup features 20 speakers and 35 hours of education. Upcoming Dates March 20-22, 2019 Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida Contact Information 203-532-0000, ext. 525 or globalpetexpo.org HPBExpo The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo offers a showcase for indoor-outdoor living products. Hundreds of leading hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers demonstrate their latest solutions; indoor and outdoor fireplaces and hearth- related products; grills, grilling accessories and fully equipped outdoor kitchens; casual patio furniture and outdoor accents; water and landscape features; all-weather entertainment products and more. It's also a one-stop-shop for retailers worldwide to find not only the latest products for their showrooms, but also the latest services and technologies for their companies. Highlights • The New Product Pavilion is where attendees have the chance to see the latest and greatest products from the current year's exhibitors. • The Outdoor Burn Area exhibitors will be cooking and handing out samples at the HPBExpo Tailgate. HPBA affiliate teams also face off for top honors in a Cook-off Competition. Upcoming Dates March 13-16, 2019 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas Contact Information 703-522-0086 or hpbexpo.com

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