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Article : DIY High Rollers Head to Vegas!

Date: Friday 9th March, 2012

Wendy Evans, of Nibletts Mica Hardware in Builth Wells, Wales was delighted to discover she was this year's Totally Shows Las Vegas winner! The prize, sponsored by the US National Hardware Show, covers two return flights and three nights' hotel accommodation in Las Vegas along with a VIP trip to the show in May!

Wendy will be taking her husband, Robert, on the trip. They have worked together at Nibletts since 1978, although Robert joined his father in the business straight from school aged 15. The trip will be a wonderful way to celebrate Robert’s 50th year in the business, which is this year!

Wendy registered herself and Robert to attend this year’s Totally Shows, and they both braved icy road conditions to get to the NEC back in February.

Wendy commented “We did wonder with the forecast the night before whether we would make it, but we missed the worst of the snow, so we carried on – we are regulars at the show, and enjoy visiting exhibitions to look out for new products,”

Based in the middle of rural Wales, Nibletts’ carries a wide range of stock covering gardening, paint, tools and housewares and has been a member of the MICA group since its inception. Over the years Wendy and Robert have expanded the business to add space and other product areas to their offer.

Wendy added, “Robert tends to focus on the tools end of the business, whilst I look after the housewares and paint areas, but we like to buy together, so our trip to the National Hardware Show will be a fantastic opportunity to see what’s coming our way and really exciting!”

Running from 1-3 May 2012, the National Hardware Show is a staggering ‘9 shows in one’ and services the 343 billion dollar US home improvement and DIY markets. It truly is retail heaven for anyone looking for inspiration and innovation to move their business forward and increase profits.

We all wish Robert & Wendy well on their trip as ambassadors of both Independent UK Hardware retailers, and of course of the Mica Co-operative Retailers group. 

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