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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.

Home Improvement Industry Valuations Falling

The Home Improvement Retail Industry has traded at an average premium of 25% to the market in the last five years, but valuations have fallen in 2014 over fears of a slowdown in the housing market. The US home improvement …

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Bull’s-eye! Archery Niche Draws in Customers, Community

Tim Ryan, owner of Ryan’s Hardware in Newburgh, Ind., has found a niche that’s right on target. About a year ago, he added archery equipment and accessories to his store. “My son competes in his school archery league and was …

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Staff Stays Healthy with On-Site Gym Facility

Employees at Malone Do it Best Lumber in Greenville, Ky., don’t need to worry about getting a gym membership to stay healthy—they can use the gym at work. A separate building on the property houses a room full of treadmills …

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Ace’s ‘Race for a Miracle’ Program to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network

The Ace Hardware Foundation’s “Racing for a Miracle” initiative is again partnering with Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) driver Marcos Ambrose to benefit sick children as the driver races in this weekend in Richmond, Virginia. The initiative is a multi-faceted program …

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Social Media Promotion Helps Customers Sell Pallets

When Kim Folchi was looking for new ways to sell wooden pallets in her store, she turned to social media. Folchi, owner of Sierra Valley Home Center in Loyalton, Calif., had a collection of pallets left over from deliveries that …

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New Checkout System Leads to Increased Sales

The next time you head to your distributor market, keep in mind that you can find more than new products or inventory there. You may discover your next great idea. That’s what happened with Joe DeRoest, owner of Joe’s Hardware …

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In-Store Theater Makes Customers Feel at Home

From furniture to bedding to appliances, Town & Country Do it Best in Crawfordsville, Ind., has it all. One of its big sellers? TVs. With competition such as Walmart and Amazon, store staff is looking for ways to stay ahead …

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New-Home Sales Decrease in March

  Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units in March, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “We …

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