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Career Advice From Former Home Depot Exec

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“Take care of your job and your career will take care of itself.” That’s the sole piece of advice Brad Shaw, former Home Depot CCO, has for young professionals. Shaw shares with Business Insider that he believes young people should live in ... Read More »

Ace Hires Grainger VP to Oversee Wholesale Business

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Ace Hardware Corp. has hired Grainger executive Mark Spanswick to be president and general manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings LLC. Spanswick, 48, spent 27 years working for industrial supplier W.W. Grainger, where he served in a variety of leadership roles. Grainger is a publicly traded company ... Read More »

New NRHA Newsletter Is Your Association Resource

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Did you know that the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) produces new training tools every month, launched two new business services this year and has leadership training scholarships available for retailers? NRHA wants to make sure you’re always in the ... Read More »

Will Lowe’s Staff Changes Hurt Customer Service?


The staff changes Lowe’s announced earlier this year to cut costs and focus more on customer service may hurt in-store experiences, Lowe’s employees tell Fast Company magazine. Lowe’s has cut corporate and store jobs and planned to move other employees who have ... Read More »

Bomberger’s Ace Hardware Goes Small, Plans Big


After nearly 25 years working with 65,000 square feet of retail space, the owners of Bomberger’s Ace Hardware thought they would switch gears with the new store. “This new store is going to be completely different. It’s about 7,500 square feet,” ... Read More »

Who’s Speaking at the NRHA Conference?

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Retailers seeking new knowledge and business ideas can find what they’re looking for at the 2017 NRHA All-Industry Conference. This event, held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show® May 9-11 in Las Vegas, is the place to learn best ... Read More »

CNRG Buying 7 Washington Hardware Stores


Central Network Retail Group (CNRG), a multiformat, multibrand retailer that operates stores in 11 states, is buying McLendon Hardware. The fourth generation of the McLendon family currently owns McLendon Hardware, which has seven stores in Washington state. CNRG currently operates 90 hardware stores, home ... Read More »

NRHA and PDRA: Building Stronger Associations


To view a PDF of this story, click here. The Industry’s Two Largest Retail Associations Forge Closer Ties In early February, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and the Paint and Decorating Retailers Association (PDRA) released a joint announcement ... Read More »