Tuesday March 25th, 2014 - 3:57PM
The National Hardware Show is adding a new category, Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery, to this year’s show, which will be held May 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
As technology continues to improve the ability to predict, track and warn people about approaching catastrophic storms, it has also created a retail niche category for merchants who supply their communities with the necessary survival and recovery supplies, noted the show. The new category will help National Hardware Show attendees identify and source this product category.
Voxx Accessories Corporation, the parent company of the recently launched Champ brand of emergency prep products, is sponsoring the Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery category at the show. The category will also include Absorbent Specialty Products, Wise Food Storage, Adventure Medical Kits, Aquamira Technologies Inc., Biocide Labs, Briggs & Stratton, CSA US Corp, Eton Corp., Olight, PHOS-CHeK Community Services, Shield Fire Protection, Statgear, Swiss+Tech Products and more.
According to Richard Russo, vp/National Hardware Show, the decision to feature the new category was a natural extension. “The response to our new Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery category has been outstanding,” he said. “We have a fantastic representation of manufacturers that understand the importance of providing products that help communities when disaster strikes. From companies that are new to the industry to larger brands, the Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery category provides access to products that allow small businesses to remain the staples of the communities.”