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Thanking Young Retailer of the Year Sponsors

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Thank You to 2018 Young Retailer of the Year Sponsors Each year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) aims to identify and promote the next generation of independent hardware leaders through the Young Retailer of the Year program. For ... Read More »

Hardware Manufacturer Representative Saleslink Acquires Group MW

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Saleslink, an organization that represents hardware manufacturers, has announced it is acquiring a similar organization, Group MW, effective April 1. Both organizations provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce ... Read More »

PRO Group to Host Group Merchandising Conference

Group Merchandising Conference

Manufacturers will meet with PRO Group member distributors in June at the annual Group Merchandising Conference. The event’s focus is on developing new business relationships and strengthening existing partnerships, according to PRO Group. The event is June 18-20, 2018, at the ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Businesses Along Mississippi River Show Strength

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Last week, I was given the chance to join Independent We Stand on the Great American River Road Trip as a representative for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). We visited independent businesses along the Mississippi River to see how ... Read More »

Ace Hardware CEO: Focusing on Logistics, Labor and ‘Rational Optimism’

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The Ace Hardware Spring 2018 Convention & Exhibits brought together independent retailers, vendors and Ace corporate personnel in an environment designed for easy product ordering and sharing information. Ace Hardware CEO John Venhuizen addressed retailers at the convention, emphasizing three ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Louisiana Highlights Stories of Survival, Support

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After wrapping up Day 4 of the Great American River Road Trip, the Independent We Stand team and I made our way to Greenville, Mississippi, before making our final stops in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and New Orleans. When we arrived ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Strong Opportunities in Memphis, Tennessee

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Day 3 of the Great American River Road Trip brought us to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where we were able to share independent business owners’ love of their community, their support of the military and much more. Early the next day, ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Missouri Supports Local Business, Military

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After finishing up our interviews in Davenport, Iowa, on Day 2 of the Great American River Road Trip, we went to Up, the rooftop bar on top of The Current. We enjoyed some great food and drinks before heading back ... Read More »