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Annual Top Gun Honorees Announced

Hardware Retailing magazine, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and the National Hardware Show® announced the winner’s of this year’s Top Guns award honorees. The field of candidates was deep but it is with great excitement they welcome Brent ... Read More »

Taking Care of Business: Statistics Show…Retailers Rely on Research

Here are a few quick numbers most everyone is familiar with… Four out of five doctors recommend chewing Trident gum. You only use 10 percent of your brain. Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. My wife ... Read More »

Eight Young Home Improvement Retailers Named Young Retailer of the Year for 2014

Eight home improvement retailers were recently named “Young Retailer of the Year” for 2014 by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). The national recognition program, now in its 18th year, identifies and promotes the next generation of aspiring independent ... Read More »

INDEPENDENT THINKING: Retail Training, Redefined

You’ve seen it—it can happen anywhere—at the airport service counter, in a restaurant or at the department store. You can just tell by the look in their eyes: you’re on your own; you might as well just keep moving along. ... Read More »

NRHA Introduces Redesigned Basic Training Course in Hardware Retailing

Remember your first day on the job? While some of you were sorting pipe fittings in the family hardware store as soon as you were old enough to walk, many of you remember the day you shook hands with the ... Read More »

A Guide to Navigating Health Care

Some of you may remember the Temptations’ hit song, “Ball of Confusion,” or maybe Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” Aside from being hits, these songs’ titles also seem to sum up the way many Americans are feeling about Affordable Care Act ... Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Become an NRHA Member


What do you want out of your operation this year? More inventory turns? Higher margins? Better-trained employees? Now that the hustle of the holiday season is finally slowing down you can take a step back, take a deep breath and ... Read More »

Do You Have A Health Care Game Plan?

Health care is a big topic on every retailer’s mind right now, especially as more elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) come to fruition. The ACA comes with plenty of questions: What, in the way of insurance, is a ... Read More »