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Adra Kennard: 2014 Young Retailer of the Year

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Adra KennardAdra Kennard
Kennard Ace Hardware, Newberry, Fla.
President
Category:  Multiple Store Operations

Not long after she took over the store when her father retired, Kennard doubled the total square footage of the family business and tripled the sales volume. She directed the opening of three stores and used her keen sense of what the customer wants to help her shape her product mix. She is an active member of four area Chambers of Commerce in the communities where her stores serve and contributes to numerous non-profit organizations.

 

About Whitney Daulton

Whitney and her team contribute to the creative development of NRHA and Hardware Retailing magazine’s brand identities, marketing and advertising campaigns, events, websites and print and interactive publications. Her team works to provide independent retailers with quality information and tools to help them become better and more profitable. Whitney graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism also focusing in Graphic Design. She recently completed an executive education program at Yale University.

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