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NRHA Announces 2018 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

2018 young retailer of the year

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the 2018 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Chosen from a broad field of inspiring, talented applicants, these young retailers push the industry forward each day. From improving their ... Read More »

NRHA Announces Marcus Moran Jr. Scholarships

Marcus Moran Jr.

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is awarding two scholarships to attend the Fall 2017 class of the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program in the name of one of the program’s greatest supporters—former Aubuchon Hardware CEO Marcus Moran Jr. The ... Read More »

Retail Leadership Institute Focuses on the Next Generation

Leadership

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Leadership Quest One of the key roles of the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is to bring together independent home improvement retailers, regardless of wholesale affiliation or business size, to ... Read More »

STIHL Donates $100,000 for New Leadership Training Program

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and STIHL Inc. have announced an exclusive partnership for developing the leadership skills of the next generation of independent home improvement retailers. The organizations made the announcement Dec. 8 at the NRHA State of Independents ... Read More »

Bernzomatic Provides Retailer Training Scholarships

scholarships

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Bernzomatic are accepting applications for the Bernzomatic Spring 2017 Find Your Fire scholarship program to attend the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program. Find Your Fire Scholarship The Find Your Fire scholarship program is designed ... Read More »

Wilco’s Refresh: Individual Store Performance

In 2015, farm and home lifestyle company Wilco, which has 18 stores throughout Oregon and Washington, set out to refresh its paint and sundries department, which had seen flat sales in 2012 and 2013. The Wilco team worked to bring ... Read More »

Restore the Core: Taking Progressive Measures to Revive a Key Department

By Scott Wright, swright@nrha.org To view a PDF of this story, click here. In any typical home improvement store, there are generally six or seven core hardlines departments that do the “heavy lifting” of generating sales and gross margin dollars ... Read More »

Blish-Mize Marks 145th Year at Spring Buying Market

At its Spring Buying Market held this past weekend at the Overland Park Convention Center, in Overland Park, Kansas, Blish-Mize Company celebrated its 145th anniversary in business by providing market specials and educational and networking opportunities to more than 360 ... Read More »