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NRHA Offers Retailers Business Tools for Success

Business Tools

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) represents and provides business tools for all independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards regardless of wholesale affiliation. If your retail operation fits into one of those categories, NRHA offers you a wide ... Read More »

Home Depot Reports Historic Quarterly Sales

home depot

The Home Depot reported Tuesday quarterly sales of $28.1 billion for the second quarter of 2017, which is a 6.2 percent increase over the same period last year. “We were pleased with our results this quarter as our customers rewarded ... Read More »

Personal, Professional Development Highlighted at NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference

foundations of leadership

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) hosted the first NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference Aug. 2-3 at the NRHA conference center in Indianapolis. Retailer attendees were current students and graduates of programs offered through the NRHA’s Retail Leadership Institute, ... Read More »

Home Improvement Spending to Reach $316B

home improvement

According to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, Americans are expected to spend $316 billion on home improvement upgrades this year, reports The Wall Street Journal. Because of this growth in home improvement spending, home improvement retailers have continued to ... Read More »

VP Pence Pledges Tax Reform, Job Growth at NRF Summit

pence

Vice President Mike Pence recently spoke to more than 200 attendees at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Retail Advocates Summit about the Trump Administration’s plans to cut taxes and initiate job growth. In his speech, Vice President Pence credited retailers with ... Read More »

Small Businesses Unsure About Health Care

health care

Health care in the U.S. has been a prominent conversation in the media in recent weeks, and small businesses and how health care legislation currently impacts them are often involved. In a recent report by The New York Times, small ... Read More »

NRHA Small Business and Government Roundtable Reveals Retailer Concerns

small business

As part of its mission to advocate for its members, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) hosted a small business and government roundtable June 28-29 at its Indianapolis headquarters. The event allowed independent home improvement retailers to discuss their ... Read More »

Lowe’s Launches DIY Home Improvement Training Program

DIY

Lowe’s recently launched a program called The UpSkill Project that trains consumers on the skills they need to complete DIY home improvement projects, the company reports. The program will send Lowe’s employees to 40 communities in the U.S. to teach nearly 200 consumers the ... Read More »