The Hardware Connection is published eight times a year by The Hardware Connection Inc. to help independent hardware retailers improve and grow their businesses, to help manufacturers better understand the needs of retailers and to help strengthen the two-step channel of distribution. We offer a fresh perspective to the industry from an independent retailers’ view. We have chosen an electronic format because it allows for interaction between readers and the editorial staff and advertisers.
The Hardware Connection reached a significant milestone in 2023 – 1 MILLION PAGE VIEWS year-to-date. This remarkable achievement is only possible because you, our readers, took the time to visit the publication. Thank you!
As the leading publication within the hardware industry, every issue of The Hardware Connection delivers in-depth retail-focused information that is relevant to hardware retailers. The Hardware Connection provides such coverage to several topics, including catastrophic flooding faced by retailers in the northeast, ecommerce strategies to win more customers, and ways to grow commercial-industrial business.
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Award-Winning Editorial That Connects with Retailers!
The Hardware Connection has won 16 awards for editorial excellence in the past nine years including the following:
- 2022 Bronze Regional Azbee Award for Web Feature Article from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
- 2021 FOLIO Eddie Award for Best Profile
- 2021 FOLIO Eddie Award for Best Single Article
- 2020 FOLIO Special Recognition Award for Overall Editorial Excellence.
- 2020 FOLIO Eddie Award for Best Single Article.
- 2020 FOLIO Eddie Award for Best Series of Articles.
- 2020 FOLIO Special Recognition Award for Editor of the Year.
- 2020 Regional Bronze Award for Best Individual Profile from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
- 2017 Eddies Digital Award from FOLIO for Best Standalone Digital Magazine in the B2B category.
We deliver in-depth information that is relevant and retail-focused, and these awards demonstrate that our editorial content is hitting the mark.