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America’s Main Streets Contest Honors Local Business

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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


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 »

McGuckin Hardware Captivates the Community on Social Media

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          Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Hardware Retailing staffers Melanie Moul and Todd Taber contributed to this article. Socially Inclined McGuckin Hardware’s slogan is “Colorado’s favorite everything store,” and for the Boulder, Colorado-area ... Read More »

Homeowners Make Their Kitchens Smarter

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Technology continues to be a growing area of interest for homeowners—a trend that is showing up in their kitchen remodeling projects. Houzz, an online home improvement community, surveyed more than 1,700 homeowners ... Read More »

Make Your Marketing Magnetic


Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Boosting Business and Catching Customers With Effective Marketing We’re only a few months into the new year so Hardware Retailing thought now would be the perfect time to review the basics of ... Read More »

NRHA Employee to Road Trip, Visit Independents Along Mississippi River

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A North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) employee is headed on a road trip to five cities in five states in five days with stops at numerous independently owned businesses along the way. On March 12, NRHA profiles editor Renee Changnon ... Read More »

Tumble Into the NRHA All-Industry Conference


The events and opportunities at the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) All-Industry Conference are sure to keep you spinning around the Las Vegas Convention Center May 8-10. Held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show, the NRHA All-Industry Conference ... Read More »

How Independent Retailers Are Competing Online in an Amazon World

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, and Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Retailers Are Expanding Their In-Store Experience Online Double-digit sales increases, a website that’s easy to shop, tech experiments like drones and a steadily growing ... Read More »