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Housing Trends Report: Millennials Are the Most Likely to Buy Homes

Housing Trends Report

At the end of 2018, fewer Americans were planning to buy a house in the next 12 months than during the year prior—but members of the millennial generation were the most likely to plan a home purchase. The National Association ... Read More »

NRHA Launches Online Forums

NRHA Forum

What’s on your mind? What industry news is catching your attention? What merchandising tactics scored big business with customers? The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) wants to know all that and more. As part of its mission to help ... Read More »

Fall 2018 Retail Management Certification Program Finishes Strong

retail management certification program

After six months of hard work, students from the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) Fall 2018 Retail Management Certification Program came to NRHA headquarters in Indianapolis for their final visit. It culminated with the students presenting their coursework—business improvement ... Read More »

5 Reasons to Join a Main Street Organization in Your Community

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Bill Brunelle, Independent We Stand Building a Better Future Just like any good foundation, the community is strongest when all its pieces work together. Around town, small businesses often come together ... Read More »

Lowe’s Announces Q4 2018 Financial Results

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In its fourth-quarter 2018 financial results, big-box retailer Lowe’s reports a net loss of $824M. This figure is in contrast to net earnings of $554M during the same period in 2017. Sales for the fourth quarter came to $15.6B, up ... Read More »

Independent Garden Center Show, National Hardware Show® Launch New Event

independent home improvement show

The Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) and the National Hardware Show® (NHS) have partnered to introduce the Independent Home Improvement Show – Powered by NHS. The new event will take place Aug. 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Strategically aligned ... Read More »

Sears and Amazon Share Similar Pasts, Divergent Futures

sears and amazon

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Reinvention of the Retail Giant Founded nearly a century apart, Sears and Amazon echo one another through the decades. Both companies began as small startups indistinguishable from most. Sears ... Read More »

The 2019 Reimagine Retail Program Dives Into Products

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org Use Your Reimagination Each year, the National Hardware Show® (NHS) develops new opportunities for independent retailers to explore the show floor and expand their businesses. Three years ... Read More »