May 8, 2012

Do it Best Corp. CEO Bob Taylor accepted the Home Channel Hall of Fame award during the Golden Hammer Awards at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Safety Works VP safety sales John Shields introduced the inductee.

May 4, 2012

The Lancaster Paint Las Vegas Buying Show opened its doors, marking a collaboration with the National Hardware Show to allow buyers to browse and buy the paint and sundries category in one place.

The two-day Lancaster event at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, next door to the Las Vegas Convention Center, opened Wednesday with some 100 exhibits.

May 1, 2012

As the National Hardware Show kicks off in Las Vegas, the Golden Hammer Awards program enters its 28th year.

Wednesday morning at the show, the Home Channel News Golden Hammer event will honor the best of the best among home improvement suppliers and recognize outstanding achievement in the retail field. A twist for 2012: A Golden Hammer panel discussion with the working title: “The recovery: Is it real? And what to do about it?”

April 2, 2012

Westminster, Mass.-based Aubuchon Hardware, an independent chain of 126 hardware stores in the northeastern United States, will accept the Home Channel News Retailer of the Year award during the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

The award is part of the 28th Annual Golden Hammer Awards, which will take place May 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

February 6, 2012

The Container Store, a specialty retailer in home organization solutions, has announced six new locations in the United States, including its first foray into Las Vegas and Long Island. It will bring the company’s store count to 59 by the end of 2012. 

June 7, 2011

From hand tools to home security, the following new products represent companies that brought home the hardware during the 2011 Golden Hammer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The eight products collected here reflect the diversity of the 32 Golden Hammer vendor companies, and the innovation of the winners.

June 2, 2011

On the final day of the 2011 National Hardware Show, exhibiting companies donated 14 trailer loads of products to Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas-based non-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities. 

May 25, 2011

Organizers of the recently completed 2011 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas said a second straight year of increased attendance gives the 2012 show a head start. 

The 66th Annual National Hardware Show, which concluded May 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, saw an increase in attendance of 4%, according to organizers. Last year's show saw an increase of 20%. Organizers said they were encouraged by exhibitor bookings for 2012 that are already up 16% from a year ago. 

May 16, 2011

Las Vegas -- Eastern Tools and Equipment unveiled its line of Duracell generators to the home improvement market during the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

The familiar copper-colored equipment represents a deal about a year-and-a-half in the making, and follows some long negotiations with Procter & Gamble, which owns the Duracell brand.

May 12, 2011

Las Vegas -- Thirty-two home channel industry suppliers were recognized as Golden Hammer winners during a ceremony Wednesday in Las Vegas at the National Hardware Show.

The event also produced five vendor winners selected by the Golden Hammer retail committee in five retail disciplines. The Golden Hammer Committee Choice winners for 2011 are:

• Scotts Miracle-Gro, New Product Innovation;

• Irwin Tools, Inventory Management;

• Andersen, Serving the Pros;

• 3M, Category Management; and

May 10, 2011

The 2011 National Hardware Show opens today in Las Vegas, featuring thousands of products organized across nine categories on the massive Las Vegas Convention Center show floor.

The Show will continue to offer exciting special events, including product demonstrations, roundtables, informative addresses and panels by industry experts, including the Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event, taking place Wednesday morning.

May 10, 2011

New faces and veteran exhibitors gathered in the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday for the 2011 National Hardware Show. Always a collection of innovative new products and packaging, this year proved to be no exception, with offerings like the Easy Reach Plant Pulley (you can raise and lower hanging plants to water them) and Heat Zone, a shop light with a heater and a fan, both on display in New Product World.

May 9, 2011

The National Hardware Show in partnership with the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) will devote a day to independent retailers with a series of awards, giveaways, seminars and celebrations.

The Thursday series of events have been collectively dubbed "Independents Day." 

May 1, 2011

The 2011 Golden Hammer Awards breakfast event in Las Vegas will include a panel discussion of industry leaders.

April 15, 2011

The growing trends of outdoor rooms, staycations and grow-your-own gardening will be reflected on the show floor at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas May 10 to 12.

A larger Lawn & Garden/Outdoor Living area is one sign of the times.

February 14, 2011

According to an article in the New York Times, the housing crash is hitting cities once thought to be stable. Case in point: Seattle.

Home prices in Seattle last year had a bigger decline than home prices in Las Vegas, the article reports. 



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