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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: Jason Fujimoto

Multiple Store Retailers HPM Building Supply, Kea’au, Hawaii COO Fujimoto has contributed to practically every area of the company, from hands-on store management to strategic planning and operations. A major test of his business savvy came in 2008 when he …

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2015 Young Retailer of the Year: Jonathan Miller

Multiple Store Retailers Miller Hardware Co., Valdosta, Georgia Director of E-Commerce In 2011, one of Miller’s first projects was to establish an e-commerce presence for the business, and today internet sales account for 4 percent of overall revenue. After enhancing …

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Hardware, Cincinnati, Ohio Business Manager When he joined his family business full time in 2011, Woods eliminated outdated and redundant inventory and redesigned the salesfloor so it would be easier to navigate.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