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Carly Froderman

Carly joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor. Born and raised in Indiana, Carly earned a B.A. in English from Indiana University Bloomington. She enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers.

4 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Power Equipment Category a Destination

Outdoor Power Equipment

In 2010, Dave and Candy Gutierrez, owners of Placerville True Value, were looking to expand their one-store operation to fit their succession plan for their twin sons. Around that time, the owner of Airhill General Hardware in Penn Valley, California, …

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Choice Charcuterie Board Supplies

charcuterie board

With summer right around the corner, customers are breaking out their charcuterie board supplies for picnics and outdoor wine tastings. Charcuterie boards gained popularity at the height of the pandemic and have been trending ever since. Consider stocking charcuterie board …

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Your Consulting Questions Answered: A Q&A With NHPA’s Kim Peffley

Consulting

Hardware Retailing spoke with Kim Peffley, the director of organizational development and consulting for the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA), about her industry experience, consultant offerings and leadership insight. Hardware Retailing (HR): What is your background and experience …

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BeautiTone Reveals 2022 Exterior Color of the Year

BeautiTone Exterior Color

BeautiTone, the No. 1 Canadian-made and Canadian-owned retail paint brand, has announced its first-ever Exterior Color of the Year, Ebony. The luxe 2022 color is a rich black with a subtle, spirited undertone of indigo that breathes life into older …

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Home Hardware Ranks 40th in National Reputation Study

Home Hardware Reputation

Home Hardware Stores Ltd., Canada’s largest dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture home improvement retailer, has been named one of Canada’s most reputable companies in Leger’s 25th annual Reputation study, where the company ranked 40th. “Home Hardware is honored …

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3 Visual Trends for 2022

Visual Trends

Social Media Today shared eight emerging visual trends for 2022 with the help of Depositphotos. We chose three visual trends for you to consider when developing different aspects of your business like website design, social media, advertising, etc. Go bold. …

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Demand for Housing Affordability Rises

According to a survey conducted by the polling firm Morning Consult on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 82 percent of Americans agree that policymakers should factor in housing affordability when considering new legislation and regulations. With …

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2022 Easter Spending Insights

Easter Spending 2022

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey with Prosper Insights & Analytics, 80 percent of Americans will celebrate Easter this year and 51 percent of celebrations will be in person. The survey also shows that American consumers plan …

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