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New Items Board Announces New Products for Employees

When there’s a new arrival at Mark’s Ace Hardware, Camille Gibson wants to make sure everyone has a chance to see it. Gibson, general manager for the Tucson, Arizona, store, doesn’t want any new addition to her product lineup to ... Read More »

How Does Your Business Compare to a High-Profit Store?

Cost of Doing Business Study deadline

The differences between a high-profit home improvement store and a typical operation can be significant, according to facts from the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) 2016 Cost of Doing Business Study. A high-profit home improvement store nets 9.2 percent profit ... Read More »

Learn from NRHA All-Industry Conference Speakers

What can you do to help your employees succeed? How can you capitalize off the trends in the home improvement industry? What can you do to set your business apart from your competitors? Two retail experts, Dr. Kit Yarrow, a ... Read More »

Quirks of Doing Business in San Francisco

In the June issue of Hardware Retailing, we published a feature story highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with running a home improvement business in an urban environment. In the story, we profiled a retailer from New York and gave ... Read More »

Email Metrics You Should Be Measuring

email metrics

One way to ensure you’re using email to its full potential as a marketing tool is to regularly check analytics provided by your email marketing provider, which may be a service like Mailchimp or Constant Contact. While each email platform ... Read More »

Urban Retailers Take On Unique Challenges in the City

To view a PDF of this story, click here. People typically have opinions about whether they could “make it” in a city like New York or San Francisco. “I would love living in such a busy place! There’s always something ... Read More »

Chicago Retailer Talks Suburban Vs. Urban Retailing

urban retailing

In the June issue of Hardware Retailing, we shared an article detailing the unique challenges and opportunities urban retailers experience. The article details what all retailers can learn from those conducting businesses in an urban environment and includes insights from a ... Read More »

How to Craft the Perfect Marketing Email

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To read a PDF of this story, click here. Every day, more than 225 billion emails will be sent and received around the world. Of those, almost 105 billion of them will be directed at consumers, according to a recent ... Read More »