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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.

2015 Young Retailer of the Year: Ryan Ringer

Multiple Store Retailers Gold Beach Lumber, Gold Beach, Oregon General Manager The first major changes Ringer made to Gold Beach Lumber resulted in sales increases of 186% over four years. After he orchestrated the opening of a second location in …

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2015 Young Retailer of the Year: Matt Woods

Under $2 million in sales volume Woods Hardware, Cincinnati, Ohio Business Manager When he joined his family business full time in 2011, Woods eliminated outdated and redundant inventory and redesigned the salesfloor so it would be easier to navigate. With …

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2015 Young Retailer of the Year: Sam Ransdell

Under $2 million in sales volume Burney Hardware, Aberdeen, North Carolina Manager As he helped his parents prepare for a major remodel of the family store, Ransdell took the lead in updating technology, expanding categories, creating a new look for …

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NRHA Enhances Building Materials Course

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has recently released an updated version of one of its training tools: the Basic Training Course in Building Materials Retailing. The retailing course covers lumber, engineered wood products, millwork, cabinets, windows and doors, siding …

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NRHA Introduces Redesigned Basic Training Course in Hardware Retailing

Remember your first day on the job? While some of you were sorting pipe fittings in the family hardware store as soon as you were old enough to walk, many of you remember the day you shook hands with the …

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To Invest or Not Invest

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To watch the video, click here. Jesse Carleton of Hardware Retailing magazine discusses important questions to ask yourself when investing in your company.

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THE CLOCK IS TICKING: Make Changes in Plumbing, Electrical Categories Now

The new lead-free plumbing law, the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs: Recently, there have been big changes to the plumbing and electrical categories. Is your store ready? Parts of the light bulb phase out have already begun but additional deadlines …

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Store of the Future: Technologies Changing Retail

This presentation outlines how technology is affecting retailing and what new tools are available for retailers today. Topics include displays and signage, employee training, marketing and operations. View the presentation

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