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Sears Replaces CFO, Cuts More Costs

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Sears Holdings Corp. has now had three people serve in the role of chief financial officer in less than 12 months, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company named Rob Riecker as chief financial officer, starting this month. He was previously controller and ... Read More »

6 Ways to Network at the National Hardware Show®

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While you’re exploring the National Hardware Show®, there will be thousands of products to research and tinker with on the show floor, and product research is a crucial reason to attend. But in between exclamations of “Did you see that?” ... Read More »

Your Exclusive Guide to the NRHA All-Industry Conference and the National Hardware Show®

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The excitement on the Las Vegas strip can’t compare to the buzz inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, May 9-11. The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) All-Industry Conference, which is held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show®, has ... Read More »

360-Degree Views: Amazon, Tractor Supply, Walmart and Target

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You know who your big-box and online competitors are, but do you truly understand the inner workings of their business? To help independent retailers grasp what’s going on with some of the world’s largest retailers, Hardware Retailing has been compiling packages ... Read More »

Meet the 2017 Top Guns

To view a PDF of this story, click here. It’s a brave new world for independent home improvement retailers today. Retailing is changing, and welcoming the challenge head-on is a new breed of independents embracing a bright future for our ... Read More »

How Do These Public Companies Stack Up?

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The annual reports for your publicly traded competitors are out, and here is how some of the companies compare. Walmart, which is still the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, had sales increase by less than 1 percent from the 2015 calendar ... Read More »

In-Store Experiences Still Matter. Big Time.

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To view a PDF of this story, click here. In an interview with Hardware Retailing, Jim Robisch of The Farnsworth Group discusses how retailers must not lose sight of the importance of in-store customer experiences while trying to compete against ... Read More »

Selling to Animal Owners, Even if Pet Products Aren’t Your Niche

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Millions of U.S. households own animals, and on any given day, these owners are in the market for everything from dog sweaters to pet-friendly home renovations. According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly 60 percent of U.S. households own ... Read More »