Tiny Living, Impulse Aisle, and Retail Service Solutions
The organisers of the National Hardware Show, the 74th edition of which runs from 7 to 9 May 2019 in Las Vegas, are once again expecting more than 2 500 exhibitors at the show. They have also announced some new sections and categories for this year. Tiny Living @ NHS is designed specifically for professionals in the small living, modular and manufactured housing industries. The new section will allow attendees to discover companies that specialise in products and services for this growing segment of the industry. In addition to new brands on the NHS show floor, Tiny Living @ NHS will feature two days of conference programming to help further educate industry professionals on this emerging space. The Small Build & Construction Technology Conference will boast a mixture of interactive panels covering topics such as flat-pack and kit homes, 3-D printed housing, hempcrete housing, generative design, developing tiny house communities, the growing modular movement and more. Another new feature is the Impulse Aisle. This newly designated show floor area will shine a spotlight on those products that aim to meet customers' needs as they head to the checkout line. The products showcased in the Impulse Aisle will range from novelty items that are both eye-catching and tempting, to items that consumers might have neglected or forgot to grab before completing their purchase. In the Retail Service Solutions area, store owners should be able to find ideas for unique and visual merchandising as well as solutions for improving the functionality of their retail stores and for creating a great buying experience for their customers. The overall assortment presented at the National Hardware Show is broken down into 15 product categories ranging from hardware and tools, and homewares, to smart home technology, lawn, garden, outdoor living, and tailgating essentials. Visitors to the show will also have access to the All-Industry Conference of the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). The NHRA conference is a series of educational seminars and networking opportunities.