About Us

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.

Award-Winning Content that Connects with the Industry

The Hardware Connection has won seven awards for editorial excellence in the past six years. We received a 2019 honorable mention Eddies Award from FOLIO for Best Full Issue and received a 2019 FOLIO Digital Awards honorable mention for Best Digital Magazine.

This follows winning a 2018 Eddies Digital Award for Breaking News Coverage, a 2018 Regional Bronze Award for Best E-Zine from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a 2017 Eddies Digital Award from FOLIO for Best Standalone Digital Magazine in the B2B category.

We strive to bring our readers editorial content that is relevant and retail-focused, and these awards demonstrate the quality and credibility of our editorial content.

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