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Author Archives: Melanie Moul

Sales, Vendor Displays Growing at House-Hasson Markets

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Sales are growing at House-Hasson Hardware dealer markets and so are the vendor displays. Figures for House-Hasson’s October 2017 dealer market in Sevierville, Tennessee, saw a 13 percent sales increase over 2016, which was up 14 percent over 2015. In ... Read More »

Retailers Take the Stage at NRHA State of Independents Conference

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Retailer-led panels delivered industry-specific takeaways and anecdotes during the 2017 North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) State of Independents Conference in Chicago on Dec. 7. Dan Tratensek, executive vice president of NRHA and publisher of Hardware Retailing magazine, and Jim ... Read More »

Encouraging Trades, Training Among Topics at Women’s Leadership Roundtable

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) hosted its second annual Women’s Leadership Roundtable in Chicago, Dec. 6 during which attendees discussed the value that trades bring to the industry, and the importance of training employees among a variety of ... Read More »

Standing Out Online Is Key Theme at E-Retailer Summit

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The second annual eRetailer Home Improvement Summit was held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Orlando, Florida, and speakers at the event discussed how home improvement retailers and suppliers can compete online. Differentiating Your Store Al Meyers, who leads business innovation strategy ... Read More »

Manufacturers’ Perspective: State of the Economy

Chad Moutray is the chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers and develops forecasts for the manufacturing sector. He previously worked as the chief economist and director of economic research for the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small ... Read More »

Labor Board Says Drivers Are Not Menards Employees

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Menards has avoided another labor law violation with the National Labor Review Board’s decision on Nov. 17 that the retailer accurately categorized its delivery drivers as independent contractors instead of as employees. According to the complaint, drivers contracted by Menards (whether ... Read More »

Industry Groups, Retailers, Lawmakers Divided on Tax Reform

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 passed its tax reform bill, called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” sending the bill to the Senate for consideration, which is also deliberating its own tax reform bill, The New York ... Read More »

True Value Sees Comparable Store Sales Increases in Third Quarter

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True Value Co. released its third-quarter financial results Nov. 16, reporting a 3.3 percent increase in comparable store sales. The co-op also reports comparable sales at Destination True Value stores are up 4.2 percent. “We are very pleased to see these ... Read More »