I’m walking the floor...

I’m walking the floor at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas and it is wrapping up today. While, the name of the show includes hardware, the show is so much more than that specific category. It encompasses all of Home inside and out except soft lines and table-top to fine dining.  

Yes, just like the store floors, the Hardware Show crosses and crisscrosses many different product categories that you think wouldn’t naturally appear at a “Hardware Show”. 

Here are some of my fun finds this week that I found walking the show floor that are worthwhile to share:

  • Garage Smart has Smart garage and storage products. Plus, the products are smart device controllable with a Bluetooth app or voice control. Really cool stuff!
  • GCI Outdoor a fellow Husky neighbor has great beach chairs that are rockers. You can rock on the sand!!  It’s so comfortable and smooth!!  Can’t wait to get one!








  • Bio Bidet has some really neat bidet toilet seats and shower heads. Plus, it’s weird to say but they were absolutely sleek and gorgeous!






  • Liggoo is offering a new modular mobile product with all of the accessories. You can use it 5 ways even as a flashlight!



The floor has more than 2500 exhibitors; so, it’s difficult to share all of the products that are interesting because there are so many. Plus, Smart home automation is a feature area that I really enjoyed visiting.  Regardless of what Business-to-Business trade show I attend, Smart Home is the emerging new category to watch!

I’m wrapping this up because I want to squeeze in some more time to walk the show floor to find some more interesting products!  Stay tuned...


Sonya Ruff Jarvis, is the Managing Member of Jarvis Consultants and Founder of the eRetailer Summit. Sonya has extensive experience in creating original innovative solutions to overcome major business challenges.  Sonya has spent most of her career visiting headquarters across global industries and has built strong business relationships across diverse brands. 

Sonya has a M.B.A. in Marketing. She is married and has a daughter and they live in Fairfield County Connecticut.  

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