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Melanie Moul

Melanie is the communications and content manager for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She joined the NHPA team in 2016 as an editor for Hardware Retailing and now helps lead the communications team to deliver relevant, timely content to the industry.

Blish-Mize Fall Market Highlights Deals, Future Plans

blish-mize fall market

Whether it was the Kansas City Chiefs home opener win on Thursday night, the product assortments, the pricing, or a combination of everything, spirits were high on the floor of the Blish-Mize Fall Market in Overland Park, Kansas over the …

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Do it Best Draws Strong Attendance With Solutions-Focused Fall Market

do it best fall market

The floor of the Indiana Convention Center was bustling over the weekend at the Do it Best Fall Market, with retailers returning for the co-op’s first in-person buying event since last fall. The focus of the event was product discovery …

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NHPA to Host Technology Conference in 2023

independents conference

Make plans to join other retailers, wholesale partners, service providers and other channel partners at the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference August 2-3, 2023 in Dallas. The two-day event, hosted by the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA), will highlight …

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In Memoriam: Robert C. Hudson, H.D. Hudson Co.

Robert C. Hudson Jr.

Robert C. Hudson Jr., passed away peacefully and with grace on June 24, 2022, in his Chicago home. Mr. Hudson was the fourth generation chairman emeritus of H.D. Hudson Manufacturing Co., which his great-grandfather started in 1905. Headquartered in Lowell, …

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Hardware Hank Launches New E-Commerce Site

e-commerce

Hardware Hank, owned by United Hardware, has launched its first e-commerce site. The launch supports the goals of United Hardware’s independently owned member retailers to grow consumer connections in their local communities. “We know that a majority of consumers are …

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Renee on the Road Takes on the Big Apple

Renee on the Road

Staff members with the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) are excited to head out on another journey to visit independent hardware and paint retailers in New York City with Renee on the Road. The association’s trip to the Big …

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The 2022 NHPA Top Guns on Strategic Investments for Their Businesses and Their People

2022 NHPA Top Guns honorees

For 16 years, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic innovations with the Top Guns Award. This award highlights innovative retailers who are setting their operations up for …

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Do it Best Announces Changes to Spring Market, 2023 in Orlando

do it best spring market

After another successful spring market, Do it Best is moving forward with a redesigned approach for its 2023 spring market that brings together the best of the online and in-person market experiences in a new way.  “Over the last two …

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