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4 Must-Have Elements of an Outdoor Kitchen

outdoor kitchen

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Take It Outside The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the smell of meat and vegetables cooking wafts through the air. This may seem like the scene ... Read More »

Consumers Across Age Groups Talk Retail Innovations

consumer generations

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Challenging Assumptions As you look around your store, who are your customers? More than likely, your business caters to a diverse customer base—people from different backgrounds and ... Read More »

5 Financial Figures Every Retailer Should Know

financial figures

How comfortable are you with understanding the metrics and financial figures used in your business’s accounting files and financial statements? If you have trouble differentiating your defensive interval from your EBIT, you’re definitely not alone. Take a moment to review ... Read More »

NRHA Launches Hot Products Hub, a New E-Newsletter

hot products hub

Coming Feb. 6, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) will be delivering a new e-newsletter featuring the latest home improvement products and trends. Hot Products Hub, produced by Hardware Retailing magazine and sponsored by the National Hardware Show®, will ... Read More »

3 Operations Tips to Be Competitive in the New Year

new year

The calendar has flipped to 2019, and with the new year comes a new state of mind for many retailers. There is no question that the way consumers shop has changed significantly over the last decade, with the exponential growth ... Read More »

Home Improvement Leadership Training Offers Strong Foundation

home improvement leadership training

Investing in home improvement leadership training is a decision that can strengthen your business for decades to come. By demonstrating your belief in your managers and other high-level personnel, you can give them the confidence they need to lead your ... Read More »

As Retail Wages Rise, Companies Seek Higher Efficiency With Tech

wages

As retailers struggle to fill jobs, a new report from the Associated Press suggests some retailers are raising wages and hoping for more efficient employees. The report says retail workers have seen some of the economy’s best wage gains in ... Read More »

5 Tips for Finding the Best Employees

best employees

When a member of your team decides to leave, finding someone new to replace them can be one of the most difficult tasks you have all year. Your employees are the face of your business. They can make or break ... Read More »