The National Hardware Show slated for May 7-9 in Las Vegas will showcase pet products, expand into farm and ranch, and turn its attention to building materials, according to show organizers.
Joining pet products with a dedicated area on the show floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center's central hall will be Farm & Ranch. And throughout the exhibit floor, products in the building materials category will be marked with signage.
The changes are part of a continuing evolution of the show, according to organizers.
"We had a huge home run with pet last year," said Sonya Ruff Jarvis, VP attendee programs for the National Hardware Show. "And we've added a new dedicated area on the show floor for farm and ranch, and we're seeing a lot excitement for it."
Companies including Olympia Tools, Gorilla Rack GRK Fasteners and TW Evans Cordage are among those in the new farm and ranch section.
Overall, the show is looking to continue its sell-out streak while bringing in 600 to 800 new exhibitors, Jarvis said.
Rich Russo, VP of the National Hardware Show, said: "Each year we listen to what attendees tell us, and we strive to make the show bigger and better than the year before."