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Start Your Year With a Solid ROI

retail management certification program

Start the year off right by investing in your operation. Give your managers and senior-level employees the skills they need to succeed in 2019 and the years beyond. The deadline to apply for the Spring Session of NRHA’s Retail Management ... Read More »

Former CEO Makes $4.6B Bid to Save Sears

edward lampert

ESL Investments, the hedge fund managed by former Sears CEO and current chairman Edward Lampert, has presented a plan to keep the company in business and save about 50,000 jobs, the Chicago Tribune reports. The bid “includes about 500 Sears ... Read More »

Breaking Down Black Friday and Cyber Monday

black friday

For many retailers, the busy shopping period after Thanksgiving seemed busier than usual, new data from The National Retail Federation (NRF) shows. The organization, which measures trends across all retail sectors, including hardware and home improvement, says nearly 165 million ... Read More »

How Strong Ties to Local Media Can Boost Business

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. For many people, tuning in to the local news on TV is a reliable way to start their day or wind down for the night. In 30 minutes or less, viewers ... Read More »

Lowe’s Ends Smart Home, Renovation Partnerships

lowe's

Lowe’s has decided to end its separate initiatives with Alacrity Renovation Services and Iris Smart Home, the company announced in its third-quarter financial report. The company described both endeavors as “non-core activities within its U.S. home improvement business,” and said ... Read More »

Get the Word Out With a Custom Press Release

press release

You and your staff work hard to plan big events that highlight your store’s products and services, but all that planning could amount to nothing at all without proper promotion. One of the easiest ways to spread the word about ... Read More »

Small Business Marketing Roundup

small business marketing

Small business marketing is crucial for independent home improvement retailers. Finding new ways to advertise your business to customers and your community is critical to help businesses excel. Throughout 2018, Hardware Retailing explored new ways small businesses could boost their ... Read More »

Using the 2019 NRHA Member Guide

nrha member guide

Click the picture to download a PDF of the 2019 NRHA Member Guide. You’ve probably noticed this month’s issue of Hardware Retailing came with a little something extra. The 2019 NRHA Member Guide is packed with the information you need to make ... Read More »