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Retail Leadership Institute Focuses on the Next Generation


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 »

Round Top Mercantile: A Hardware Love Story

Round Top Mercantile

To view a PDF of this story, click here. The February issue of Hardware Retailing seems just the right time for telling a hardware love story. February is not only the month of Valentine’s Day, but it’s also the month ... Read More »

Amazon’s Voice-Activation System Becoming Standard in Appliances

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Smart appliances with built-in voice activation are becoming standard for many manufacturers. At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, held this month in Las Vegas, Amazon’s Alexa was the voice-activation system of choice, according to CNET. Whirlpool voice-integration with Alexa will become standard ... Read More »

Expanding Ways to Pick Up, Return Online Orders

Big-box retailers such as Walmart and Home Depot are using store locations for customers to pick up and return online orders, and e-commerce businesses are turning to brick-and-mortar sites to do the same. Both traditional and online retailers are opening physical locations, ranging in size ... Read More »