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Jesse Carleton

Jesse Carleton
Jesse Carleton has visited independent hardware retailers, conducted original research on the industry and written extensively about the business of hardware retailing. Jesse has written for more than a dozen of NRHA’s contract publishing titles, all related to the hardware retailing industry. He also was instrumental in developing the Basic Training in Hardware Retailing courses now used by thousands of retailers across the country.

Five Ways to Improve Your Paint Department

Paint Department

To view a PDF of this story, click here and to read a Q&A from an architectural color consultant about her insights and advice on color.  By: Jesse Carleton jcarleton@nrha.org  If you sell paint, you’ve got a lot of company. Specialty stores, other independent home improvement …

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Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for 2016

Tax Credit

Tax season is here, and as homeowners begin filling out their tax forms, they’re likely looking for all of the deductions they can take. The federal government recently extended some of the tax credits on purchases made of ENERGY STAR …

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Is Your Employee Handbook Up to Date?

If it’s been a while since you updated your employee handbook, chances are you’re missing some changes in legislation that could leave your company open to legal trouble. In addition to changes to federal laws, states often adopt their own …

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Color Trends for 2016

Color Trends

With the start of 2016, paint manufacturers and trend watchers are announcing what they believe will be the most popular colors for the year. These are colors that designers predict will be showing up in fashion and design, and they may …

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Project Carts Offer Construction Knowledge

It’s usually easier to show rather than simply tell, especially when it comes to explaining how a house is put together. When Larry Mallaber, vice president of Nunda PRO Lumber and Hardware in Nunda, New York, wanted a better way …

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Housewares Slideshow

Housewares Department

In the 2016 February issue of Hardware Retailing, editors spoke with three retailers who excel in the housewares category. As a supplement to the housewares story, we’ve compiled a collection of photos from other retailers in the industry.

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Improving Your Housewares Department

Spicing up Your Housewares Department

To view this story as a PDF, click here. We’ve also compiled a collection of photos from other retailers, both inside and outside of the industry, click here to view the slide show. A Winning Recipe By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org …

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New Study Links Green Building Practices to Health

Green Building Practices

Green, or environmentally friendly building practices, aren’t just about the environment anymore; they’re about better health and more productive workers. A new study by Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment found that those working in offices with below …

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