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TOP GUNS 2014: Brent Burger

Eight years ago, when Hardware Retailing magazine, the North American Retail HardwareAssociation (NRHA) and the NationalHardware Show® set out to showcase the industry’s elite independent retailers by honoring them with a special award, we knew the field of candidates would ... Read More »

PRO Group Member Distributors Attend Distribution Center Workshop

Home improvement industry distributors toured the Bradley Caldwell (BCI) distribution center and discussed ways to improve the efficiency of warehouse operations during the Distribution Center Workshop in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, on April 23. Twenty-three executives attended the workshop event, which included ... Read More »

Ace Partners with Valspar to Launch Paint Studio Advertising Campaign

Today Ace Hardware and Valspar Paint® introduced a new advertising campaign centered on familiar concepts from the beauty industry to introduce consumers to the new Paint Studio at Ace. The “Helpful is Beautiful” campaign, which was jointly developed by Ace ... Read More »

5 Ways to Enhance Your Store’s Social Media Presence

Whether you are a social media maverick or beginning a path to building your own digital community, it is important to learn the “rules of conduct” when promoting your business using social platforms. Here are five ways to make the ... Read More »

Stan Hardman, Former Do it Best Board Chairman, Hardware Retailing Top Gun, Passes Away

Former Do it Best Board of Directors Chairman and president and chairman emeritus of Hardman Supply Company Stanley Hardman passed away April 22. Hardman was born on May 11, 1944, in Morgantown, West Virginia. He died in the Levine & ... Read More »

Ace’s Open Buying Day Event for Prospective Vendors Scheduled for June 24

Industry vendors will have an opportunity to introduce their products to Ace Hardware at the co-op’s Open Buying Day Event on June 24 at the Doubletree Hotel in Oak Brook, Ill. At the event, merchants from Ace Hardware will meet ... Read More »

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

Retailers, distributors, manufacturers and other players in the home improvement industry will have business on their minds this May as they descend on Las Vegas for the NRHA All-Industry Conference and the National Hardware Show®. The Conference, which is free ... Read More »

A Cause for Our Industry: NRHA Partners with Fuller Center for Housing

In 2011, Indianapolis retailers joined hundreds of volunteers, including staff from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), in the heart of one of Indianapolis’s most crime-ridden and neglected neighborhoods for a Fuller Center for Housing work blitz that would ... Read More »