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Understanding Payroll

The annual Cost of Doing Business Study from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is the industry’s only inclusive benchmarking study and has been conducted annually for almost 100 years. The study provides detailed financial information from hardware stores, home centers and ... Read More »

Improving Your Inventory Accuracy

In the April issue of Hardware Retailing, we spoke with five retailers who have taken on inventory projects to address a critical point where their inventory cycle hit a snag and caused problems in the rest of the process. In addition to ... Read More »

Free Mother’s and Father’s Day Shop-Local Signage

Spring is here, and that means warmer weather has arrived and you are preparing events and promotions around two important holidays: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. As you head into your busy season, take this opportunity to share your store’s ... Read More »

Ways to Succeed With Social Media (Infographic)

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Retailers’ Website Usage Questionnaire

While it is vital that retailers have a web presence so consumers can learn about the company, its location or hours, some retailers still do not have an online presence. Those retailers that do have a website, still want to ... Read More »

Participate in the 2016 Cost of Doing Business Study

As your association, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) strives to provide quality resources to help you better run your business, which is why it conducts the annual Cost of Doing Business Study. The study is comprised of data confidentially gathered ... Read More »

Making Social Media Matter

Social media is as big a part of consumers’ daily lives as TV or radio, and according to a North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) poll of 1,000 consumers, 30 percent of shoppers follow local businesses on social media. Social ... Read More »

Home Sweet Home Study

In the July 2015 issue of Hardware Retailing, we revealed ground-breaking industry findings on behalf of the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Independent We Stand. The data showed that twice as much money is kept in the local ... Read More »