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Indian Trail Hardware Thrives With Direction From Mother-Daughter Team

Indian Trail Hardware

Indian Trail Hardware has been a reliable family business for locals to turn to in Indian Trail, North Carolina, and surrounding communities for decades. Owned and operated by Bill and Mae Workman since 1984, the store was only 4,000 square ... Read More »

Retailer Honored With Spirit of Independents Award

Spirit of Independents Award

When Samantha Post of T&M Hardware took the stage to accept an award Dec. 6, she wasn’t just representing her family’s business. She was asking a crowd of retailers to look beyond their own operations to support small business in ... Read More »

Start Your Year With a Solid ROI

retail management certification program

Start the year off right by investing in your operation. Give your managers and senior-level employees the skills they need to succeed in 2019 and the years beyond. The deadline to apply for the Spring Session of NRHA’s Retail Management ... Read More »

NRHA Conference Highlights Opportunities for Growth

State of Independents Conference

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) hosted its annual State of Independents Conference on Dec. 6 in Chicago, showcasing successful stories of growth from independent operators within the home improvement industry. The event was an opportunity for independent retailers, ... Read More »

Former CEO Makes $4.6B Bid to Save Sears

edward lampert

ESL Investments, the hedge fund managed by former Sears CEO and current chairman Edward Lampert, has presented a plan to keep the company in business and save about 50,000 jobs, the Chicago Tribune reports. The bid “includes about 500 Sears ... Read More »

House-Hasson Hardware Dealer Market Helps Dealers Handle Tariffs

Higher tariffs may be coming, and House-Hasson Hardware, the country’s largest independent regional hardware distributor, is helping its hardware store and lumberyard retailers deal with increased tariffs already in place, as well as those scheduled in the future. At its ... Read More »

Do it Best Names Mike Ter Molen Director of LBM Operations

Jason Stofleth

Do it Best Corp. has named veteran team member Mike Ter Molen as the company’s new director of LBM operations. Ter Molen has more than 17 years of lumber and building materials experience with Do it Best, including leadership roles ... Read More »

Breaking Down Black Friday and Cyber Monday

black friday

For many retailers, the busy shopping period after Thanksgiving seemed busier than usual, new data from The National Retail Federation (NRF) shows. The organization, which measures trends across all retail sectors, including hardware and home improvement, says nearly 165 million ... Read More »