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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.

2019 Young Retailer of the Year: Franklin Cloninger

Franklin Cloninger General Manager Triangle True Value Hardware and Rental Greenwood, South Carolina Building relationships with the community lets people know we have local roots and gives us feedback about how we can meet their needs. Franklin Cloninger started managing …

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2019 Young Retailer of the Year: Morgan Godfrey

Morgan Godfrey Part Owner and Retail Manager Select Source Kimberly, Idaho We help fellow businesses because I think I live in the best community on earth, and I want to do anything I can to make it better. As part …

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2019 Young Retailer of the Year: Samantha Post

Samantha Post Marketing and Human Resources Manager T & M Hardware & Rental Locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio Success in retailing includes strengthening the company’s infrastructure, and that will be critical for the success of the next generation. When Samantha …

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Help Make a Merchandising Miracle

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How does a once exemplary merchandising marvel slowly turn to cluttered chaos? It often happens gradually. You might not notice when one small piece slips out of place, but if left unchecked, more disorder will follow. That’s what has happened …

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Event Brings in Cupcake Constructors

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Icing, sprinkles, marshmallows, gel, chocolate syrup—what else can you put on a cupcake? At Twins Ace Hardware’s Construct a Cupcake event in February, children of all ages were piling cupcakes high with their choice of toppings to create their own …

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Improve Productivity Through Delegation

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Are you one of those owners or managers who has trouble delegating responsibility to other employees? If so, then it’s likely you carry a high stress load and may never have enough time to get everything done. However, if you …

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United Hardware President and CEO Steve Draeger to Retire

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The board of United Hardware Distributing Co., which is based in Plymouth, Minnesota, announced company president and CEO Steve Draeger will retire in 2020. Draeger has served the wholesaler for the past 20 years, the most recent 10 as its …

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5 Ways to Find New Products

If you want a good strategy for growing your business, you should always be searching for new products. New products help differentiate your business from your competitors, they often offer high margins, they get your customers excited about shopping and …

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