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See What You Missed at Spring Markets

It’s market season and the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has been busy covering spring shows from coast to coast. Check out the highlights from each of the events below and be sure to follow NHPA on social media for live updates.

Ace Hardware

From inflation to a lack of quality employees, many challenges continue to plague retailers in 2023, but the Ace Hardware 2023 Spring Convention brought a breath of hope during an uncertain time. Hosted March 14-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, the convention offered opportunities for product discovery, education and networking with fellow retailers to share best practices, concerns and stories of success. Read more here

Blish-Mize

Even the frigid weather couldn’t cool down the hot deals at the 2023 Blish-Mize Spring Buying Market, held March 15-18 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. 2023 marked the 20th year Blish-Mize held its buying market at the Overland Park Convention Center. Read more here.

Do it Best

For the first time in over 45 years, the Do it Best 2023 Spring Market was held outside of Indianapolis. Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, member-owners, exhibitors and Do it Best staff members buzzed around the convention center and the market floor. Read more here.

True Value

Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, True Value brought together its retailers from around the world for the True Value 2023 Spring Reunion, which took place March 16-19 in Chicago at McCormick Place West. Read more here.

Wallace Distribution

With the theme of “A New Day Dawning,” the Wallace Distribution 2023 Spring Dealer Market set its sights on what’s next, bringing together dealers to discover new products, lock in market deals and connect with fellow attendees. Read more here.

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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