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Dan Tratensek Presents: Products From Space

Products From Space

Finding new products and building up your inventory can be a daunting task at times. To help you discover the latest innovations on the market, Hardware Retailing publisher Dan Tratensek went to Sullivan Hardware on the North Side of Indianapolis ... Read More »

2017 Market Measure

To download a PDF of the complete 2017 Market Measure, please complete the form at the bottom of the page. The Industry’s Annual Report Looking at external factors alone, one might come to the conclusion that 2017 is shaping up into ... Read More »

Dan Tratensek Presents: What a Tool

new products

Finding new products and building up your inventory can be a daunting task at times. To help you discover the latest innovations on the market, Hardware Retailing publisher Dan Tratensek went to Sullivan Hardware on the North Side of Indianapolis ... Read More »

NRHA Chairman Megan Menzer Never Doubted Her Career Path

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Dan Tratensek, dtratensek@nrha.org If you could ask 10-year-old Megan Menzer what she wanted to be when she grew up, you might be surprised by her answer. She wouldn’t rattle off ... Read More »

Dan Tratensek Presents: Products That Help Keep Things Clean

new products

Finding new products and building up your inventory can be a daunting task at times. To help you discover the latest innovations on the market, Hardware Retailing publisher Dan Tratensek went to Sullivan Hardware on the North Side of Indianapolis ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: True Value CEO Discusses Earnings, Sale Rumors

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The results of continued investments in True Value’s strategic plan are starting to pay dividends and the recent rumors swirling around a potential sale of the co-op will not be a distraction, according to the company’s president and CEO John ... Read More »

Building Homes, Building Communities

home sweet home pros' edition

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Dan Tratensek Study Highlights the Positive Impact of Local Sourcing Drive through just about any neighborhood in any state, from Pennsylvania to Oregon, and you’re likely to see homes being ... Read More »

All Eyes on Independents at Conference

industry challenges

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Conference Reveals Insights Into Industry Challenges, Opportunities As a group, independent home improvement retailers are optimistic about the near future, with 78 percent saying they expect to see sales increase over ... Read More »