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Bob Vereen

Bob Vereen has been an observer of and participant in the hardware/home center industry since 1950, retiring from NRHA as senior vice president but continuing to be active as an entrepreneur and journalist. He wrote a book about the postwar hardware industry called SURVIVING...in spite of everything, and continues to write for a number of international hardware magazines.

Home Depot: Transforming a World Leader

The Home Depot, the world’s largest home center chain, ended 2014 with sales of more than $83 billion — growth that reflects changes to the company’s business strategies. For example, the 2014 comp-store sales increase of 5.3 percent shows the results of Home Depot’s rededication …

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Email Marketing — An Affordable Advertising Opportunity

Thousands of retailers around the world are using email marketing to educate their customers, advertise their businesses and create a personal relationship with their customers, but unfortunately, thousands of other retailers are ignoring this excellent, affordable advertising medium. Email provides …

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