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Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

Local Hardware Store Brings the Joy of the Holidays to Alaskan Town

Giving Gifts

Giving Gifts In the small Alaskan town of Nikiski, Nikiski Hardware & Supply serves local residents with a selection of home improvement products, clothing, housewares and more. The store also serves as a community gathering place and hosts events throughout …

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How Retailers Are Tackling Inflation Heading Into 2023

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In January, U.S. inflation started high and has bounced up and down throughout the year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, inflation hit a 40-year high of 9.1% in July. By October, the inflation rate dropped to 7.7%, …

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Home Improvement Operations With Unconventional Revenue Streams

Unconventional Revenue Streams

While on the surface they may not go together like peanut butter and jelly or rock and roll, some business partnerships just work. From food to flowers, Hardware Retailing found four retail operations with unusual business combinations that have paid …

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Connect, Explore and Grow Your Business at the 2023 National Hardware Show

NHS Preview

From Jan. 31-Feb. 2, the home improvement industry will convene at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2023 National Hardware Show (NHS). This year, NHS will be co-dated with the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show (IBS) …

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Nominate the Next NHPA Young Retailer of the Year

Young Retailer of the Year

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) Young Retailer of the Year recognition program identifies and promotes the next generation of aspiring independent home improvement and paint retailers. It recognizes individual achievement in the industry by retailers 35 years …

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Retailers Make the Holidays Bright for Their Communities

holidays bright

In the December edition of Checkouts, retailers shared how they bring holiday joy to their customers and communities. Here, we share several more examples of the different ways retailers are making the holidays bright. Happy Helpers Decorate Hardware Store Lee …

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Ace Hardware Reports Record Online Sales Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Ace online sales

Ace Hardware logged record online sales over the peak five-day holiday shopping weekend from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. Ace Hardware saw record single-day online sales on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, fueled by strong demand for grills and smokers, …

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Retailers See Record Number of Shoppers Over 2022 Thanksgiving Weekend

2022 Thanksgiving Weekend

A record 196.7 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the 2022 Thanksgiving weekend, which included the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and …

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