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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.

Exclusive: True Value Manufacturing Unveils Facility Automation

true value manufacturing

In an effort to meet growing customer demand, True Value unveiled new, modern upgrades to its True Value Manufacturing facility at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by True Value executives and Mark Kownick, mayor of the Village of Cary. Hardware Retailing’s associate …

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NHPA Independent Retailer Index Shows Increases in Total Sales and Inventory Investment for Q4 2022

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA), in partnership with The Farnsworth Group, has released results from the Q4 2022 Independent Retailer Index, a quarterly survey that measures key performance indicators in the independent home improvement channel. In a …

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Catch Up on the Independent Retailer Index Quarterly Report

Quarterly Report

How the Index Works for You: Sign up to receive updates on when surveys go live and download the reports at YourNHPA.org/retailer-index. The Independent Retailer Index, developed by the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) in partnership with The …

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Make Your Hand and Power Tools Category a Destination

Hand and Power Tools

Hand and power tools have the potential for powerhouse sales no matter the size of your business or your community. Being knowledgeable, hosting events and advertising aggressively are just some of the strategies that can turn this basic core category …

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Selling Your Business to an Outside Buyer

Business Transition

Next Chapters: Explore three business transition strategies for your operation at hardwareretailing.com/business-transition-strategies. Selling an independent family business can be an emotional process, and it can become even more emotional when selling to an outside buyer. Learning where to find an …

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New Products – March 2023

New Products

Cooktop Cleaning Wipes Weiman’s Cooktop & Microwave Dual Action Wipes lift food, grease and oily residues from the inside of microwave ovens or glass cooktop surfaces with their coarse side and leave a streak-free shine with their smooth side. They …

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Covering Up Against Paint

Hot Products

While painting isn’t inherently dangerous, there are risks involved like burns and breathing issues caused by the chemicals in paint products. Selling paint safety products alongside paint, rollers and other supplies positions you as a one-stop shop for your customers’ …

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Hot Products – March 1, 2023

Hot Products

Bird Feed Buffet® For Wild Birds is a wholesome, natural wild bird food designed for tube feeders with large holes, hopper feeders, platform feeders or spread on the ground. The all-natural feed is made of Millet, Sunflower Seed and Milo …

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