Lancaster to anchor new paint area at National Hardware Show

Lancaster, a leading paint sundries distributor, has teamed with the National Hardware Show to create a new area supporting dealers, retailers and participating exhibitors at the 2009 event, to be held May 5 to 7 in Las Vegas, the Spartanburg, S.C.-based company announced.

The new National Hardware Show Paint & Accessories Area will be anchored by Lancaster, which will offer show specials as well as the ability to purchase smaller quantities on-the-spot from exhibitors that have distribution at Lancaster.

“We are honored Lancaster has chosen the National Hardware Show to create this special area,” said Ed Several, group vp-National Hardware Show. “In challenging economic times, our goal is to create the most valuable three days for the entire home improvement industry -- especially the paint and accessories category -- and this program offers a great solution.”

In related news, Lancaster will host its first “Open to Buy” day at the 2009 National Hardware Show, where Lancaster associates will review manufacturers’ products for consideration in the company’s inventory mix.

In addition, show organizers will work with the Paint and Decorating Retailer’s Association (PDRA) to offer educational seminars to help retailers discover best practices and innovative ideas to grow their business. PDRA is an Official Industry Association of the National Hardware Show.

“We are excited to partner with the National Hardware Show and their participating vendors to create a unique buying opportunity for retailers,” said Geff Lynch,vp-marketing for Lancaster.

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