September 17, 2014
PDRA announces a new scholarship for member dealers…the Robert E. Petit Memorial Scholarship. One free PDRA educational course will be awarded monthly throughout 2014, beginning in June. Call (800) 737-0107 or email for more information…


Excitement Builds as PDRA Paint & Accessories Show Nears

This year’s PDRA sponsored Paint & Accessories Show at the 2013 National Hardware Show® is fast approaching with its return May 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The most comprehensive single-largest buying opportunity in the U.S. for the independent paint dealer makes this a “must attend” event! It is shaping up to be an exciting and informative showcase for the industry’s top brands and trends, where over 250 manufacturers plan to display their wares in many new and expanded categories.

Join the PDRA in the Central Hall Lobby on the Main Stage with the National Hardware Show® and the NRHA – National American Retail Hardware Association for the Grand Opening Ceremony of the 68th National Hardware Show® and All-Industry Conference May 7th, 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


New PDRA Webinar – Online Contests on Social Media

You’ve heard it all before, just like us. Like us, follow us, pin it to win it, etc.

But whether or not you’re a fan of popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, they have proven so effective for so many retailers that they are now almost a mandatory part of doing business.

In particular, social media contests are a great way to further customer engagement, increase followers and build awareness about your product.


Independent Retailers End 2012 in Positive Territory

Independent paint and decorating retailers put a bow on 2012 with a positive fourth quarter that gave them an overall sales increase of 4.1 percent when compared to 2011.

The strongest sales came from the window coverings category, which was up 7.7 percent when comparing 2012 to 2011. Paint and sundries performed between 4 and 5 percent better than last year, while wallcoverings’ was the lone decliner with a 2.3 percent decrease in sales for the year.

Total sales for the fourth quarter were up 3.5 percent, led by a double-digit increase in window covering sales for the quarter. Paint and sundries did well, too, with fourth-quarter sales increases of 4 percent and 5.1 percent respectively.


Vegas Show Will Have Big Names on Exhibit Floor

There’s no better place in the industry to see big names than the PDRA-sponsored Paint & Accessories Show at the National Hardware Show®, which this year takes place May 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Top names from the paint, coatings and paint sundries/tools category will be exhibiting at the show, making it a valuable experience for independent paint and decorating retailers to attend.


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