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5 Financial Points You Should Be Watching

When it comes to the financial side of your business, are you paying close attention to the metrics that have a large impact on your bottom line? Below are five ways participating in the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) ... Read More »

Study Shows Dramatic Local Economic Impact of Independents vs. Amazon

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. For years, Amazon has been racing to compete with and beat brick-and-mortar retailers in selling nearly every product category, while setting a breathtaking pace for sales growth. The company has also cemented ... Read More »

Hardware Retailing Needs Your Feedback

feedback

Hardware Retailing wants your feedback to know what it can do to become a better, more informative resource for independent home improvement retailers. Our top priority is providing the best possible resources across the platforms you use most. To make ... Read More »

Study: Shopping Local vs. Amazon Makes Powerful Impact

Home Sweet Home

A newly released study, Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon, examines the powerful local impact consumers make when purchasing home improvement products at independent businesses instead of on Amazon. The new research reinforces the value of the local economic advantage small ... 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 »

Participate in the 2018 Cost of Doing Business Study

2018 Cost of Doing Business study

The deadline to participate in the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) 2018 Cost of Doing Business Study is June 30. Is your average transaction size normal? Do you spend more or less on advertising than other independent home improvement businesses? ... Read More »

How Independent Retailers Are Competing Online in an Amazon World

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, and Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Retailers Are Expanding Their In-Store Experience Online Double-digit sales increases, a website that’s easy to shop, tech experiments like drones and a steadily growing ... Read More »

NRHA’s Succession Planning Study Is Now Available

Succession Planning Study

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has released its Succession Planning Study. Succession planning is an ongoing challenge for retailers who do not have a successor in place or have not prepared a step-by-step exit plan for themselves before ... Read More »