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Central Network Retail Group Unveils New Store Format

Central Network Retail Group, LLC (CNRG) opened a new format store, Town & Country Farm & Hardware, in Natchez, Miss., on Wednesday. “This new format is something I’ve thought about for a long time,” CNRG Chairman Jimmy R. Smith said. ... Read More »

Website Update Gives Retailers a Place to Sell Used Store Equipment, Fixtures

Ace’s Hardware Stores for Sale website initiative launched a new phase that will facilitate the buying and selling of used store equipment and fixtures for all convenience hardware retailers, no matter their affiliation. Called Marketplace, the site now allows retailers ... Read More »

Interview with Nate Faris, President, Faris Tree Consulting, Indianapolis

Nate Faris has always loved the outdoors, but he started his professional work with trees through Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, an organization that works with neighborhoods and corporate sponsors to plant trees in community improvement projects, in 2005. Now as a ... Read More »

A Plan for Philanthropy

By Mandy Seiders, Manager, Cypress Ace Hardware and Feed Credit cards readers are down; cashier is late; and what’s that little Post-it note on your door say? Just that your lead sales associate quit without notice. As retailers, we’ve all ... Read More »

The Amazon Effect

This presentation looks at what makes Amazon so successful, how consumers’ attitudes about shopping online for home improvement products have changed and the effect these changing habits have on the home improvement industry. To view the full presentation, click here. Read More »

Hartville Hardware Opens Mega Store in Ohio

When referring to home improvement retailing, it’s typical to correlate big outlets with the stark, cement environments often found in warehouse models. But the team at Hartville Hardware had a different idea for their store. When they were planning an ... Read More »

Industry Trends with Jim Robisch

Our editors caught up with The Farnsworth Group’s Jim Robisch to learn what his company’s recent research reveals about industry trends. Read More »

Rob Ferraro — 2011 Young Retailer of the Year

Rob Ferraro, manager of Jerry’s Paint & Hardware in Narraganset, Rhode Island, was recently named one of the home improvement industry’s five Young Retailers of the Year by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). He was selected as one ... Read More »