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Retailers Share Tips to Rebound After Calamity

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. When Disaster Strikes When was the last time you reviewed your operation’s disaster preparedness plan? More importantly, does your business even have a disaster plan? As a retailer, the day-to-day ... Read More »

Safeguarding Your Operation From Disaster

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Establishing a plan that addresses your business’s needs immediately before, during and after a disaster could be the key to keeping employees safe, protecting your building and staying operational. No matter what kind of emergency you face, having guidelines in ... Read More »

NRHA Small Business and Government Roundtable Reveals Retailer Concerns

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As part of its mission to advocate for its members, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) hosted a small business and government roundtable June 28-29 at its Indianapolis headquarters. The event allowed independent home improvement retailers to discuss their ... Read More »

Amazon Business Builds Up Commercial, Industrial Sales

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Amazon has invaded another marketplace where many independent home improvement businesses and industrial suppliers, such as Grainger, excel. That marketplace focuses on commercial and industrial business-to-business selling, competing with “distributors who sell screws, pumps, fasteners and other parts for industrial America,” CNBC reports July 25. Amazon’s business-to-business arm, ... Read More »

International Garden Fair to Highlight Outdoor Trends

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Spoga+gafa, the annual international garden fair, will be showcasing the latest in modern lawn and garden trends, such as stylish multifunctional furniture and new technology. The event, which is scheduled for Sept. 3-5 in Cologne, Germany, will be spread across ... Read More »

Promoting the Value of a First Job to Potential Employees

Finding quality employees who stay long term and have the potential to become a next-generation store leader is a concern independent home improvement retailers express to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Recruiting members of Generation Z—who are the ... Read More »

Executive Planning Conference Scheduled for November

Executive Planning Conference

Manufacturers and distributors will gather this fall in order to discuss new business relationships and strengthen existing partnerships. Distribution America and PRO Group-affiliated distributors will connect with manufacturers Nov. 14-16 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida for the annual Executive ... Read More »

Lowe’s Launches DIY Home Improvement Training Program

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Lowe’s recently launched a program called The UpSkill Project that trains consumers on the skills they need to complete DIY home improvement projects, the company reports. The program will send Lowe’s employees to 40 communities in the U.S. to teach nearly 200 consumers the ... Read More »