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The National Hardware Show® Wants to Know What You Would Do With $100K

Reimagine Retail

The National Hardware Show® will be awarding one lucky retailer $100,000 to invest in the future of their business through its Reimagine Retail Program. The program is open to all independently owned home improvement/hardware retailers. Retailers will be able to enter ... Read More »

Target Launching Mobile Payment in 2017

Mobile Payment

Sometime in 2017, Target shoppers will be able to pay for in-store purchases with a Target-specific mobile app, Reuters reported in January. Michael McNamara, Target’s chief information and digital officer, confirmed to technology news site Recode that mobile payments would be offered on at least ... Read More »

Business Organizations Weigh in on Executive Order

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order regarding federal agency regulations that he says will have a positive impact on small business operations. The executive order signed Jan. 30 mandates that federal agencies must present two regulations to be eliminated ... Read More »

Craft a New Niche

Art supply enthusiasts no longer have to make the one-hour-plus trip to Las Vegas to enjoy their craft, thanks to Pahrump Rentals & Do it Best Hardware’s newest endeavor. The hardware store, located in Pahrump, Nevada, recently added a 600-square-foot ... Read More »

Google Executive Discusses Social Media and Customer Connections

Google Executive

In order to create lifelong bonds with consumers, brands are constantly searching for ways to meaningfully connect. Social media is one of the best ways to establish those connections, but in order to find success, understanding the norms of different channels is ... Read More »

Home Depot Turns to Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

wind farm

The Home Depot is making major moves toward sustainability through a recent investment in a Texas wind farm. While the energy purchased from the wind farm is enough to power 100 Home Depot stores for a year, it also gives back ... Read More »

Four Generations of Resilience

McCoy’s Building Supply

To view a PDF of this story, click here. McCoy’s Strategy for Succeeding Through the Depression, the Recession and Beyond Nearly a century has passed since McCoy’s Building Supply first opened its doors. During this time, the Texas-based, family-owned business ... Read More »

How to Be a Destination for the Homebrewing Community

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Tapping Into a New Niche A walk into the aptly named Brewer’s True Value Hardware reveals an experience and some niche products most home improvement stores don’t offer. ... Read More »