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Participate in the 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study

2019 cost of doing business study

Do you ever wonder how your operation compares financially to other retailers across the country? Are you curious about the deciding factors that separate an average business from a high-profit operation? If these are questions you ask yourself as you ... Read More »

3 Simple Building Projects to Increase a Home’s Square Footage

Making the space of a house more welcoming, useful or just plain larger doesn’t have to mean adding a whole wing onto the frame. Some home building projects are just about repurposing a space or adding utility through other means. ... Read More »

How Retailers Have Expanded Their Community Endeavors

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Finding the Time It’s perfectly normal for entrepreneurs and small business owners to focus the majority of their time and efforts on their stores and business efforts. Running an ... Read More »

Robot Team Introduces Latest Creation to Hardware Store Crowd

Visitors to Jerry’s Hardware in Edina, Minnesota, in November might have thought they traveled to the future where robot assistants can aid their shopping. In reality, it was just the work of skilled high school students and an area robot ... Read More »

3 Ways Your Business Can Support Youth Farming Clubs

youth farming

Youth farming organizations, like Future Farmers of America and 4-H, are vital for the agriculture industry and for the hardware retail businesses that supply local communities. The latest crop of kids raising hogs, sheep and cattle are the next generation of customers ... Read More »

Retailer Gives Gifts Out Using Social Media

At Turkstra Lumber, a business with 11 locations around Ontario, Canada, the familiar telethon got a makeover. Last October, Mitch MacLellan, social media and marketing director, and Jamie Crickmore, manager of the company’s trim and door division, sat down in ... Read More »

Retailer Trio Tops the Radio Charts

Not every retailer gets an audience of a few million consumers at once. But that’s just a regular Saturday morning for Andy Amrhein, owner of Evey True Value Hardware in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. For more than 25 years, every Saturday ... Read More »

Whitmore Ace Gets Creative With Power Aisle Merchandising

When Whitmore Ace Hardware got a surplus buy on boxes of disposable rags, director of marketing Laurie Becker saw an opportunity to get creative with merchandising. Instead of just stacking the boxes on a regular pallet display, she challenged managers ... Read More »