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Dan Tratensek

Dan Tratensek
In his position as publisher of Hardware Retailing magazine, Dan has the opportunity to visit with independent retailers of all types and sizes and use these visits to shape the editorial direction of the magazine to meet the needs of the independent hardware retail market. Dan also oversees NRHA’s other publishing projects, which include a range of special interest publications, contract publishing titles, online content and more. Dan formerly worked as an editor and reporter for Hardware Retailing and has been involved in business journalism and news reporting for the past two decades

Are Small Business Regulations Killing You?

regulations

If you are overwhelmed by all of the regulations small businesses are facing these days and need some straightforward guidance on how to respond to the mandates aimed at your operation, then the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has some …

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From Milkshakes to Pokémon, Cabirac Keeps Retail Fun

James

To learn more about James Cabirac’s vision for Kief Hardware, his thoughts on the industry and NRHA, click here to watch an extended interview.  The Cool Cajun By Dan Tratensek, dant@nrha.org There’s something about James Cabirac’s impish grin that immediately lets …

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Kief Hardware Keeps Things Interesting

Kief Hardware

Ever since buying his first store at age 23, James Cabirac hasn’t been afraid to try new things. Whether that means adding a milkshake machine to his salesfloor or hosting Pokemon Go parties, he makes sure to infuse fun into …

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What Do Consumers Like About Your Store?

Do you ever wonder what makes your store a customer favorite? Well, according to research from The Farnsworth Group, an Indianapolis-based market research company, consumers who list independent home improvement outlets as their favorite stores say customer service endears them to …

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Dan Tratensek Presents: Products with Cool Names

Products with cool names

Click here to view the video. Finding new products and building up your inventory can be a daunting task at times. To help you discover the latest and greatest innovations on the market, Hardware Retailing publisher Dan Tratensek is back …

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Dan Tratensek Presents: Everyday Products

Dan Tratensek New Products

Click here to view the video. Finding new products and building up your inventory can be a daunting task at times. To help you discover the latest and greatest innovations on the market, Hardware Retailing publisher Dan Tratensek is back …

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On Beyond Products at International Hardware Fair

While there were thousands of manufacturers on hand showing off the latest in hardware and home improvement products at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany, for American retailer Tim Buchheit, browsing the exhibition halls is only a small part of …

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Product Innovations Take Center Stage at International Hardware Fair

One of the biggest benefits to attendees at the International Hardware Fair this week was the ability to see new and innovative products from around the world, many of which will set the stage for trends across North America. At …

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