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Sherwin-Williams’ Partnership With Lowe’s Gets Exclusive

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Sherwin-Williams and Lowe’s have announced a new and exclusive collaboration. Lowe’s is becoming “the only nationwide home center to offer top-selling stain brands” from Sherwin-Williams, including Minwax, Cabot and Thompson’s WaterSeal, according to Lowe’s. The big-box chain is also going to be ... Read More »

An Inside Look at the NRHA All-Industry Conference

NRHA All-Industry Conference

If you’re pining to relive the NRHA All-Industry Conference before this year’s event or even if you’ve never attended and want to learn more, we have just the solution. Get an inside look at all the benefits and excitement of ... Read More »

PRO Group and VAL-TEST Group Announce Alliance

PRO Group

A new alliance in the independent hardware and home improvement industry was announced today. PRO Group and VAL-TEST Group are joining forces. The partnership is “designed to leverage both groups’ strengths to deliver superior value to member wholesale distributors, suppliers ... Read More »

Lowe’s Financial Results Reveal $68B in 2017 Sales

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Lowe’s financial results, announced Feb. 28, indicate a mixed bag for the company. The home improvement retailer gave information on its fourth-quarter 2017 earnings and for the entire fiscal year. Lowe’s recorded $15.5 billion in sales in the fourth quarter ... Read More »

Industry Veteran, Past NRHA President Dies at Age 91

Lochner

Jerome “Jerry” Lochner, former owner of multiple Ace Hardware stores and other businesses in Wisconsin, died this month at age 91. Lochner worked in the home improvement industry for decades and owned Ace Hardware in Sauk City, Wisconsin, for more ... Read More »

Iowa Business Uses Expansion to Widen Audience, Create Retail Destination

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org ‘If You Build It, They Will Come’ When a fire destroyed Marcus Lumber Co.’s shop buildings, lumber shed and delivery vehicles in 2004, the Leavitt family found a ... Read More »

America’s Main Streets Contest Honors Local Business

america's main streets

Starting today, you can nominate your favorite Main Street in the U.S. as part of the third annual America’s Main Streets contest. Organized by Independent We Stand, this program awards $25,000 and additional prizes to a deserving Main Street in ... Read More »

Finding Your Facebook Footing

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) dives into data from hardware, home improvement and lumberyard retailers to learn what they’re doing to help their operations stand out online. About 85 percent ... Read More »