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Amazon Invests in Prefabricated Homes

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Amazon recently invested in Plant Prefab, a California-based company that utilizes sustainable construction methods and materials “to build prefabricated custom single- and multifamily houses,” according to an article from CNBC. The investment was made through Amazon’s Alexa Fund, which “provides ... Read More »

Do it Best Names New Paint Merchandise Manager

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Do it Best Corp. announced Jenna Myers as the co-op’s new paint merchandise manager, effective immediately. In her position, Myers will create and develop the company’s paint merchandising programs and initiatives with leading suppliers, leveraging her experience to help members ... Read More »

True Value Is Ready for the Future

Thousands of retailers gathered in Denver for the True Value 2018 Fall Reunion, which was held Sept. 28-30 at the Colorado Convention Center. The atmosphere across the show floor was positive, as attendees found new products, networked with other retailers ... Read More »

Looking for Growth Opportunities in Core Products and Niches?

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is surveying independent retailers to learn more about the growth opportunities they are finding in niche and core product categories. The retailer perspectives will provide insight that helps independent business owners evaluate their ... Read More »

Retail Leaders to Focus on Business Growth at 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference

What are you doing to grow your business? The 2018 NRHA State of Independents Conference is all about growth. The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is presenting the one-day event, which is slated for Dec. 6 in Chicago, to give attendees ... Read More »

Employees Are Key for Happy Customers

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Prices and product quality are a big deal to consumers, but positive interactions with employees are also highly important for keeping them loyal, according to research from PwC. Accounting ... Read More »

What the Wayfair Decision Means for Independent Businesses

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In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that online purchases could be subject to the same state and local taxes as purchases made at brick-and-mortar stores. The court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair overturned a prior ruling that prevented states ... Read More »

Home Depot Expands Same-Day Delivery

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Home Depot is now offering same-day and next-day local delivery of more than 20,000 of its most popular products to 35 major cities across the U.S., the company says. The new initiative is part of Home Depot’s $1.2 billion supply chain ... Read More »