Attendance at last month’s National Hardware Show in Las Vegas grew for the second year running, adding 4% to the 20% growth seen at the 2010 show.
Exhibitor bookings for 2012 are also already up 16% from a year ago, said the organisers.
The show, which has been running for 66 years, is made up of nine sectors. The homewares sector hosted over 250 exhibitors showing a wide range of products from brushware to cutlery and cookware.
Next year’s exhibition takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from May 1 to 3.