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How to Discover Your Next 5-Star Employee

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An industrywide concern for independent home improvement retailers is the ability to find employees who are excited about their job, have a strong work ethic and want to have a long-term career in retailing. Hardware Retailing recently highlighted employees at ... Read More »

Promote Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Shopping

Mother's Day

On Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, children across America will be panicking. Yet again, the holidays will have snuck up on them, and they’ll be in a pinch to find the perfect last-minute gifts. Use the North American Retail Hardware ... Read More »

Basic Skills Test for Prospective Employees

Before you start investing a lot of time and resources in vetting a prospective employee, it’s helpful to know as much as you can about their fitness for the job. One way to find out more is to give applicants ... Read More »

Your Special Events Survival Guide

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Click the image above to view a PDF of this story. A boost in sales, a crowd in the store, lots of goodwill toward your business—there are many reasons why you might host a special event. These events offer a ... Read More »

Planning NRHA’s Biggest Event of the Year

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A Q&A With NRHA’s Katie McHone-Jones One of the biggest events on the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) calendar is the NRHA All-Industry Conference, held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show®. This year, the conference happens May 8-10 ... Read More »

Iowa Business Uses Expansion to Widen Audience, Create Retail Destination

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org ‘If You Build It, They Will Come’ When a fire destroyed Marcus Lumber Co.’s shop buildings, lumber shed and delivery vehicles in 2004, the Leavitt family found a ... Read More »

McGuckin Hardware Captivates the Community on Social Media

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          Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Hardware Retailing staffers Melanie Moul and Todd Taber contributed to this article. Socially Inclined McGuckin Hardware’s slogan is “Colorado’s favorite everything store,” and for the Boulder, Colorado-area ... Read More »

5 Common Myths About EMV

Myths about EMV

The details surrounding  credit card processing can be overwhelming. Clearent, Credit card processor and North American Retail Hardware Association Business Services Partner, presents some of the most common myths about EMV technology below. For more information about Clearent and to take ... Read More »