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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.

Basic Training in Hardware Retailing

Basic Traing in Hardware Retailing - Feature

This Basic Training Course in Hardware Retailing is a comprehensive training tool to help retail sales associates gain the confidence they need to be successful on the salesfloor. *You must be an NRHA member to take these tests. A Complete …

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Our Three Pennies of Profit

Our Three Pennies of Profit - Feature

To watch the full video, click here. “Our Three Pennies of Profit” retail training video helps independent hardware store, home improvement center and lumberyard owners and managers better communicate the fundamental elements of retail profit and loss to their employees. …

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Loss Prevention Series

Loss Prevention Series - Feature

NRHA’s Loss Prevention Program includes three separate modules covering internal theft prevention, external theft prevention and store safety. This training program is designed to help retail home improvement stores develop a safe and secure retail environment for both employees and …

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Project PRO

Project Pro

Understanding the components of the most common DIY projects and how to sell a customer an entire project instead of just specific products can make a big impact on a store’s sales. To help arm store associates with this skill, …

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Power Brush Assortment

7-15-2013: assorted brush set

Weiler’s power brush assortment includes items for use on 4½-inch angle grinders. It includes 4½-inch Mini Roughneck stringer bead wheels; Dually™ 4½-inch weld cleaning brushes; standard twist knot wire 4-inch bevel brushes, which feature a tufted knot end and a …

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PRO Hardware Recognizes Outstanding Retailers

PRO Hardware Recognizes Outstanding Retailers - Feature

PRO Hardware, Inc. recently honored a group of home improvement retailers with the distributor’s annual Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial and PRO Hardware Retailer of the Year awards. This year PRO recognized Kraus Department Store and PRO Hardware of Erie, Pa., …

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Mexican Regulators Vote Down Sherwin-Williams Acquisition

Sherwin-Williams Co. said a Mexican antitrust agency voted to reject the company’s acquisition of Consorcio Comex. The Federal Competition Commission of Mexico voted 3-2 not to authorize the deal. Sherwin-Williams said it is reviewing the rationale for the Commission’s decision. …

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Orchard Supply Approved for Additional $177 Million in Financing

Orchard Supply Hardware

The court approved Orchard Supply Hardware’s request to get access to $177 million in financing to help the business run operations through the bankruptcy process. This court-approved financing, in addition to Orchard Supply’s ongoing cash flow, will ensure it is …

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