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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.

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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On the Web: April

On the Web

There’s much more to discover from the April 2022 edition of Hardware Retailing. Browse the links below to uncover new innovations, trends and resources to lead your operation to success.

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Savings, Excitement Abound at Blish-Mize Spring Market

blish-mize market

The Blish-Mize Spring Market returned to the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas, March 17-19, and attendees were greeted with an array of savings and opportunities for product discovery from new and returning vendors.  Energy was high on …

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True Value Acquires Yenkin-Majestic Consumer Paint Business

yenkin-majestic

True Value Co. and The Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp., an Ohio-based manufacturer of coatings and coatings resins, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which True Value Co. will acquire Yenkin-Majestic’s consumer paint business, producing architectural coatings for home, …

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