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Women’s Leadership Roundtable Returns for Second Year

Women's Leadership Roundtable

Prior to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) State of the Independents Conference, the association is hosting the second annual Women’s Leadership Roundtable on Dec. 6 in Chicago. This event provides an opportunity for women in leadership positions across ... Read More »

Register Now: 2017 State of Independents Conference

State of Independents

The state of the industry, where it’s headed and your relationship with channel partners all have the ability to impact your business. This year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is giving you the opportunity to discuss all three at no ... Read More »

Survey: How Does Your Employee Compensation Compare?

Employee Compensation

Do you know how much businesses similar to yours are paying their cashiers or how much they spend on workers’ health insurance? Employee compensation is a massive investment for your operation. Knowing what your peers throughout the industry are doing ... Read More »

Application Deadline Extended for NRHA Foundations of Leadership Program

Foundations of Leadership Program

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has extended the application deadline for the Fall 2017 Foundations of Leadership Program until Friday, July 21. Ideal candidates for the program are employees who are new to management or are looking to ... Read More »

Build Your Business With Industry-Specific Leadership Training

leadership training

You work hard every day to propel your business forward, and one crucial element to ensure continuous improvement is to invest in leadership training for your top performers. There are a variety of books, online resources and industry training opportunities available. ... Read More »

2017 Cost of Doing Business Study Deadline Extended

Cost of Doing Business Study deadline

Retailers now have until July 7 to submit data for the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) 2017 Cost of Doing Business Study. The association has extended the Cost of Doing Business Study deadline this year in hopes of maximizing participation for ... Read More »

How Does Your Business Compare to a High-Profit Store?

Cost of Doing Business Study deadline

The differences between a high-profit home improvement store and a typical operation can be significant, according to facts from the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) 2016 Cost of Doing Business Study. A high-profit home improvement store nets 9.2 percent profit ... Read More »

Quirks of Doing Business in San Francisco

In the June issue of Hardware Retailing, we published a feature story highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with running a home improvement business in an urban environment. In the story, we profiled a retailer from New York and gave ... Read More »