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Hilary Welter

As marketing and research coordinator, it’s Hilary’s duty to keep retailers informed about NRHA products and services and to help coordinate industry research projects. Additionally, Hilary is the voice behind NRHA’s and Hardware Retailing’s social media accounts. She appreciates a good book, spicy food, well-made horror films, craft beer and exploring new places near and far.

Expert Insights: Packaging and Merchandising

packaging and merchandising

What are today’s packaging and merchandising trends? When scouting for new products, what should you be looking for? What aspects of packaging and merchandising make the biggest impact on customers? During judging for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA)’s …

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360-Degree Views: Amazon, Menards, Target, Tractor Supply and Walmart


You know who your big-box and online competitors are, but do you truly understand the inner workings of their business? To help independent retailers grasp what’s going on with some of the world’s largest retailers, Hardware Retailing has been compiling packages …

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Learning From Millennial Work Habits


As a group, the millennial generation of 20- and 30-somethings is often culturally defined as lazy, technology-obsessed and spoiled. However, millennials make up more of today’s workforce than any other generation and, slowly, they’re becoming your target market. Instead of mainly worrying about …

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See You in the NRHA Village at the Conference!

NRHA Conference

If you are attending the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) All-Industry Conference and the National Hardware Show®, you will not want to miss what’s happening in the NRHA Village. Free for all independent retailers, the 2017 NRHA All-Industry Conference will offer …

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2017 Cost of Doing Business Study: What’s In It for You?

Cost of Doing Business

Would you like to know how your store compares to average and high-profit home improvement stores? When you participate in the 2017 Cost of Doing Business Study, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) will give you free benchmarking tools …

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Career Advice From Former Home Depot Exec

Home Depot

“Take care of your job and your career will take care of itself.” That’s the sole piece of advice Brad Shaw, former Home Depot CCO, has for young professionals. Shaw shares with Business Insider that he believes young people should live in …

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Who’s Speaking at the NRHA Conference?

NRHA Conference

Retailers seeking new knowledge and business ideas can find what they’re looking for at the 2017 NRHA All-Industry Conference. This event, held in conjunction with the National Hardware Show® May 9-11 in Las Vegas, is the place to learn best …

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NRHA Announces 2017 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

young retailer of the year

Eight home improvement retailers can now call themselves North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) Young Retailer of the Year honorees. The program, now in its 21st year, identifies and honors the next generation of aspiring independent home improvement retailers and recognizes …

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