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National Hardware Show® Announces 2018 Reimagine Retail Finalists

The National Hardware Show® has announced the five finalists of its Reimagine Retail program, which awards one independent retailer with $100,000 to jump-start a business improvement plan at their operation. This year, entrants were asked how they would use technology to ... Read More »

True Value’s 2017 Financials Show Slight Revenue Decline

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True Value Co. has released its final annual report as a cooperative, showing a slight revenue decline in 2017 from the year prior. In April, the company announced the sale of 70 percent of its stock to private-equity firm ACON Investments and ... Read More »

Milwaukee Family Business Keeps the Past Alive With Museum Exhibit

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Imagine having the ability to travel more than a century back in time. While there, you’re able to walk the streets of the city you call home and explore what it was like at the end of the 19th century. ... Read More »

Reimagine Retail Winner Opens In-Store Restaurant

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In May 2017, Robert Lau became the winner of the first-ever Reimagine Retail program. A panel of judges selected Lau’s plan to improve his business and awarded him $100,000 to put his plans into action. Lau proposed adding an in-store ... Read More »

Walmart Labs and Home Depot Invest in Technology Workers

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Walmart’s technology division, Walmart Labs, is following the same steps as Home Depot as both big-box companies are searching for technology workers to add to their ranks, CNBC and Silicon Valley-based The Mercury News report. The Mercury News says Walmart Labs ... Read More »

Highlighting Independent Retailers Along the Mississippi River

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org On the Road Again Hitting the open road and embarking on a journey is something you have to do at least once in your lifetime. Whether ... Read More »

New York Hardware and Outdoor Business Grows Customer Loyalty

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Bucking Tradition Growing up in Croghan, New York, Jake Buckingham enjoyed spending time outside, especially if it meant he was hunting, fishing or camping. During high ... Read More »

Mother-Daughter Duo Talks Revitalizing Neighborhoods, ‘Good Bones’ TV Show

Good Bones

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Opening Doors, New and Old When Indianapolis native Mina Starsiak Hawk graduated from Indiana University in 2007, she was ready to begin her career and build ... Read More »