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Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell was an assistant editor of Hardware Retailing and NRHA. Amanda regularly visited with home improvement retailers across the country and attended industry events and seminars. She earned a degree in magazine journalism from Ball State University and has received honors for her work for Hardware Retailing from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

Top Five Reasons Retailers Should Attend the National Hardware Show®

The home improvement industry’s largest gathering of independent retailers is right around the corner: The National Hardware Show® will be May 6-8 in Las Vegas. And the NRHA All-Industry Conference, which will offer a free series of educational seminars and …

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Annual Top Gun Honorees Announced

Hardware Retailing magazine, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and the National Hardware Show® announced the winner’s of this year’s Top Guns award honorees. The field of candidates was deep but it is with great excitement they welcome Brent …

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Food Packaging Tape

FreshTape® is a replacement for plastic bag clips on chips, snacks, cereal bags, salad bags to keep food fresh. 100-percent made in the USA, FreshTape® reseals over and over again and comes in several decorative patterns. FreshTape® is FDA compliant and …

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Manufacturers Invited to Attend PRO Group Conference

Group Merchandising Conference Highlights Continued Industry Optimism

Manufacturers will meet with PRO Group-affiliated distributors during the Group Merchandising Conference (GMC) June 16-18 at the Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. Vendors will have the opportunity to demonstrate and showcase products to distributor buyers at the GMC …

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Report: U.S. Retail Sales Outpace GDP Growth in 2013

Total retail sales in the U.S. reached more than $4.5 trillion in 2013, and e-commerce accounted for a large part of that growth, up 16.9 percent in 2013, according to market research firm eMarketer. Total retail sales are leading economic …

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Sherwin-Williams Reveals Latest Consumer Paint Trends

Colorful home improvements are planned across the country this spring as homeowners look to create dream spaces with paint, according to a new National Home Design and Color Survey from Sherwin-Williams. The survey found seven out of 10 homeowners plan …

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Security Products Manufacturer Reaches 90th Anniversary Milestone

German-based security products manufacturer ABUS is celebrating its 90th year of business this year. In 1924, ABUS, which stands for August Bremicker und Söhne (“and sons”), was started by August Bremicker and his sons in the cellar of their family home …

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Home Hardware Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Spring Market

2022 Virtual Spring Market

Home Hardware Stores Limited played host to thousands of dealer-owners, store employees, vendors and business partners from across Canada at its Spring Market, held April 6-8 in St. Jacobs, Ontario, where the company celebrated its 50th year in business. At …

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