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New York Retailer Produces Power, Eliminates Its Utility Bill

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org For the past couple of years, the electric meter has been spinning backwards at Brinkmann’s True Value. In 2015, the company’s location in Miller Place, New York, achieved ... Read More »

The Switch: Amazon Buys Stores and Walmart Buys Websites

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Amazon Buys Stores and Walmart Buys Websites By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org, Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, and Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org Walmart, the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, has been playing catch up online with Amazon for ... Read More »

Ace to Open Customer Care Center in Florida

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Ace Hardware Corp. announced this week its plan to open a new customer care center in Fort Myers, Florida. The center will employ 110 Ace corporate team members and is part of the co-op’s strategic three-year plan to grow and transform its customer ... Read More »

Small Businesses Unsure About Health Care

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Health care in the U.S. has been a prominent conversation in the media in recent weeks, and small businesses and how health care legislation currently impacts them are often involved. In a recent report by The New York Times, small ... Read More »

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 »