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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.

Do it Best Corp. Recognized for Information Technology Work


An ongoing commitment to mobile technology and app development in 2013 earned Do it Best Corp. a spot in a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. InformationWeek, a leading publication of the business technology community, placed …

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Self-Adhesive Pads

Flexi-Felt pads eliminate the aggravation of frequently replacing felt pads and leg tips that usually wear down or fall off, causing damage to expensive floors. Made with superior high-density wool felt and industrial strength adhesive, Flexi-Felt pads are softer and …

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Stainless Steel Trashcan

SteelMate offers retailers significantly reduced shipping costs with a nestable design for fuel-efficient shipping. The stylish SteelMate features a Touch and Toss spring lid that softly opens when pressed and easily locks when closed. Its space-saving rectangular design fits perfectly …

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General Tool’s Multi-Bit Screwdrivers are made in America and offer several exceptional patented features. The Retractable Bit Cartridge in the handle makes storing, selecting and changing bits quick and easy while saving toolbox space and reducing the risk of lost …

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Four Ways to Add Value to Your Grilling Assortment


The downside of grills is that everybody sells them. Big boxes, discount stores and specialty stores all feature grills, but selling accessories and services can one-up the competition and lead to increased sales. Carrying charcoal, propane, grill brushes, turners, smoking …

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Retail Employment Grows in March

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The National Retail Federation calculated month-to-month retail employment increased 18,200 in March and 229,000 …

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Trend Spotting: Millennial Buying Habits, Social Media Hot Topics at NRHA All-Industry Conference

They’re tech-savvy multitaskers known to be motivated by instant gratification and recognition. By now, you’ve likely heard about the characteristics of the millennial generation, but how much do you really know about their home buying preferences or how they could …

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When It Comes to ROI, the National Hardware Show® Delivers

If you haven’t yet registered for the 69th Annual National Hardware Show®, you should drop what you’re doing and get signed up now. You won’t want to miss out on access to thousands of new products, big-name brands, renowned speakers …

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