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Walmart, Amazon Focus on Demand for Drivers

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As demand for speedy delivery continues to grow among consumers, retailers like Walmart and Amazon are looking for solutions to meet those needs. Both companies are approaching delivery in unique ways, with Walmart on the hunt for quality long-haul truck ... Read More »

Community Helps Store Move to New Location

Todd Kirschner is proud of how Trio Hardware has bought into the community near Plainview, New York. The store has built a strong following in the community through its support of local organizations. That following made an appearance when dozens ... Read More »

Quilters Show Gratitude for Veterans

In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day, Mark Shook got his customers thinking about how they could give back to veterans. Shook, manager at Waters True Value in Emporia, Kansas, joined forces with two other businesses in town to ... Read More »

4 Ways to Sell More Projects

How often are your employees selling entire projects rather than just single products? Project sales increase your overall transaction size and usually offer larger margins. They can also lead to more satisfied customers, as they will get everything they need ... Read More »

Are Big-Box Stores Shrinking?

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For many big-box retailers, bigger floor plans are no longer synonymous with being better. In fact, many traditional big-box stores are shrinking their footprints in order to better compete for the attention of today’s consumer. Target, for example, has begun ... Read More »

Gina Schaefer Talks About Leadership

Click on the image above to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org In March, A Few Cool Hardware Stores, headquartered in Washington D.C., celebrated its 15th anniversary. That amount of time may seem short compared to ... Read More »

LBM Retailers Learn From Rebuilding Communities

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org After the Storm Shrieking winds, pounding rain, choking smoke—these portents of disaster can haunt communities around the world. Whether it is landslides in the hills of ... Read More »

Shifting Marijuana Laws Daze Employers

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As of May, 30 states and the District of Columbia allow some form of legalized marijuana, including eight states that allow marijuana use without a doctor’s prescription. This year’s midterm elections could bring another wave of legalization as voters in ... Read More »