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Chad Husted

Chad Husted
Chad is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A Purdue University graduate, Chad has covered sports and news at the high school, college and Olympic levels as a sports writer, editor and designer for multiple newspapers. Prior to joining the NRHA, he was the sports editor for the Herald Journal in Monticello, Indiana, and a designer and copy editor for the AIM Media Indiana group in Columbus, Indiana. When not cultivating his beard, he enjoys backpacking, cooking, traveling and watching too much sports and Netflix.

Store Commissions Painting to Commemorate Grand Opening

The first day a store is open for business means a lot of emotions and questions for an owner, including excitement, trepidation, pride and the always-present inner voice asking, “Will anyone show up?” So, when a plan comes together like …

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Integrated Sink System

Integrated Sink System

The Chef Center system features two versatile, removable, antimicrobial compartments that can serve as a composter, wine bucket, storage bin and more. The system also comes with an array of custom accessories, including a cutting board, colander, grid, mobile drainer …

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Montana Hardware Store Keeps Up Mural Tradition

It’s an oft-heard cliché with time-tested locations: If these walls could talk. So, first-time customers may be surprised when they walk into Seiler’s Hardware in Three Forks, Montana. The store, open for 30-plus years and under the ownership of Ryan …

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Store’s Bowling Team Keeps On Rolling

Marshall Hardware in Duluth, Minnesota, has kept a tradition alive for over 15 years. What started as an employee bowling team has seen some changes during that time, but one thing hasn’t changed: Marshall Hardware still knows how to get …

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Smoke in the Air: Helping Your Customers Barbecue Better

May Means National Barbecue Month The weather is growing warmer, and lovers of the backyards all over North America are starting to crack their patio doors. Greeting them will be (or should be) a slightly smoky vista flavored with hickory, …

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Hardware Store Aids Service Dog Recruits

A hardware store can be a busy, noisy place. A key machine could be cutting a new set of keys, or a paint mixer might be firing up. But that noise, and those potential distractions, are just what Ohio company Circle …

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Farm, Pet and Ranch Customers Speak Up

farm, pet and ranch customers

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Food for Thought Farm, Pet and Ranch Customers Speak Up You know your customers. You know the necessities for your farmers, your ranchers and your pet owners. …

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How To Make Your Pet Department Top Dog

Families all over the globe are taking a closer look at what they put in their bodies. Organic foods and locavore tastes have transformed the standard diet for many families, and that has translated to pets as well. Yet it isn’t …

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