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Author Archives: Melanie Moul

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

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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

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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 »

Build Your Own Chalkboard Stack Displays

At Petersburg Hardware, store manager Eric Smith needed new merchandising displays for large quantities of feed, so he decided to build his own. Use this step-by-step guide to build your own stack displays with attached chalkboard signage to call attention ... Read More »

4 Marketing Tips to Bring In Millennials

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There are many different theories about millennials, the age group that the Pew Research Center says was born between 1981 and 1996. One undeniable fact, however, is that they are a large consumer base and are on track to outnumber ... Read More »

NRHA to Host Third Annual Women’s Leadership Roundtable

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is hosting a gathering for female leaders in the independent home improvement sector to share ideas and discuss current business issues and best practices. The third annual Women’s Leadership Roundtable is slated for ... Read More »