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Register Now: 2017 State of Independents Conference

State of Independents

The state of the industry, where it’s headed and your relationship with channel partners all have the ability to impact your business. This year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is giving you the opportunity to discuss all three at no ... Read More »

Promoting the Value of a First Job to Potential Employees

Finding quality employees who stay long term and have the potential to become a next-generation store leader is a concern independent home improvement retailers express to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Recruiting members of Generation Z—who are the ... Read More »

Lowe’s Launches DIY Home Improvement Training Program

DIY

Lowe’s recently launched a program called The UpSkill Project that trains consumers on the skills they need to complete DIY home improvement projects, the company reports. The program will send Lowe’s employees to 40 communities in the U.S. to teach nearly 200 consumers the ... Read More »

Generation Z Consumers Want Unique, High-Quality Products

Generation Z is steadily entering the economy and retailers need to be prepared. The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently partnered with IBM to learn more about this emerging consumer demographic. The resulting study, Uniquely Generation Z, charts the traits and ... Read More »

Shuttered Retail Spaces Can Lead to Increased Crime

crime

A June 2017 Harvard Business Review study finds that shuttered retail spaces can lead to an increase in crime and theft in their immediate vicinity. However, an operational store can provide communities roughly $30,000 annually in social benefits by reducing crime and ... Read More »

Building Homes, Building Communities

home sweet home pros' edition

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Dan Tratensek Study Highlights the Positive Impact of Local Sourcing Drive through just about any neighborhood in any state, from Pennsylvania to Oregon, and you’re likely to see homes being ... Read More »

How Does Your Business Compare to a High-Profit Store?

Cost of Doing Business Study deadline

The differences between a high-profit home improvement store and a typical operation can be significant, according to facts from the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) 2016 Cost of Doing Business Study. A high-profit home improvement store nets 9.2 percent profit ... Read More »

Prioritize Style and Function in Plumbing

Kitchen and bath updates were some of the most popular home remodeling projects in 2016—a trend that can only be good for your business if your operation excels in plumbing. Online home improvement community Houzz surveyed more than 100,000 homeowners ... Read More »