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Author Archives: Melanie Moul

3 Operations Tips to Be Competitive in the New Year

new year

The calendar has flipped to 2019, and with the new year comes a new state of mind for many retailers. There is no question that the way consumers shop has changed significantly over the last decade, with the exponential growth ... Read More »

Do it Best Expands Merchandising Team

merchandising

Do it Best has named Laura Williams and Nicole Kepler to new positions within its merchandising division, effective Jan. 14, the company announced in a release. Williams will serve as merchandise manager in hand tools, and Kepler will move to ... Read More »

Chalk Displays Bring DIY Attitude Into Store

Adding a new niche or category can sometimes present challenges that require a little elbow grease to solve. Nearly three years ago, Petersburg Hardware in Petersburg, Indiana, moved to a new location which grew the salesfloor by more than 20,000 ... Read More »

Retailer Hops on Train to Help Museum, Community

The community of Granby, Colorado, looks forward to the Christmas model train exhibit set up by the Grand County Railroad Club. Recently, the club secured land that will allow it to keep the display up all year, will feature a ... Read More »

6 Ways to Appeal to Eco-Conscious Consumers

eco-conscious

Many customers today have greener expectations for the businesses they choose to shop. While you don’t need to reinvent your entire business to appeal to this demographic, you can make small changes to your operation that show your eco-conscious side. ... Read More »

Pass-Along Leadership

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Share What You Know to Support the Next Generation Leadership comes naturally to some people who choose to make independent home improvement retailing their profession, while other retailers enhance their leadership ... Read More »

Inside Out Leadership

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. How Professional Development Leads to Personal Growth When Jackie Sacks started working at Round Top Mercantile in Round Top, Texas, as a teenager, she never anticipated she would eventually become co-owner ... Read More »

Build a Base With Foundations of Leadership

foundations of leadership

If you are looking for a training program to give your new managers or supervisors insight into their leadership skills, the NRHA Foundations of Leadership Program is a solid place to start.  The 16-week online program is designed to prepare ... Read More »