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Are Small Business Regulations Killing You?


If you are overwhelmed by all of the regulations small businesses are facing these days and need some straightforward guidance on how to respond to the mandates aimed at your operation, then the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has some ... Read More »

From Milkshakes to Pokèmon, Cabirac Keeps Retail Fun


To learn more about James Cabirac’s vision for Kief Hardware, his thoughts on the industry and NRHA, click here to watch an extended interview.  The Cool Cajun By Dan Tratensek, dant@nrha.org There’s something about James Cabirac’s impish grin that immediately lets ... Read More »

Kief Hardware Keeps Things Interesting

Kief Hardware

Ever since buying his first store at age 23, James Cabirac hasn’t been afraid to try new things. Whether that means adding a milkshake machine to his salesfloor or hosting Pokemon Go parties, he makes sure to infuse fun into ... Read More »

NRHA to Host First Women’s Leadership Roundtable

Providing forums to share your voice, develop a network of peers and learn valuable skills and new ideas to make your business thrive—that’s what the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is all about. And that’s exactly what the association ... Read More »

NRHA Abroad: 10 Countries in 12 Months

NRHA Abroad

One backpack and a suitcase – that’s what will hold my entire professional and personal life for the next 12 months. On Saturday, July 30, I board a plane to Lisbon, Portugal with a one-way ticket in my hand. This will ... Read More »

Career Reflections From NRHA Employees

In the August issue of Hardware Retailing, we asked three retailers in different phases of their careers and one retiree to reflect on their time spent working in the independent hardware and home improvement industry. Each retailer wrote a letter to ... Read More »

Independent Hardware Retailers Set Sights on Expansion

This year, nearly 85 precent of all independent home improvement retailers say they plan on adding new products to their stores and a full 66 percent say they plan to add or expand entire categories as ways to grow topline sales and ... Read More »

5 Studies and Reports to Help Your Business


All smart decisions are based on research, be it product development, marketing strategies or financial decisions. It’s important to look for trends, industry best practices and any other data that supports those decisions. At the North American Retail Hardware Association ... Read More »