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Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the managing editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She worked in central Pennsylvania for several years after college and returned to the Hoosier State in late 2016 to join the NRHA team. In her spare time, she enjoys testing new recipes and watching online makeup tutorials. She and her husband are raising their son and two fur children in Indianapolis.

Do it Best Virtual Fall Market Opens With Reimagined Opportunities

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The 2020 Do it Best Fall Market kicked off Sept. 13 virtually, and the co-op brought in new and returning opportunities so its members could get the most value out of the virtual event, despite not being able to meet …

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Consumables Are Fresh

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Consumables—candy, snacks and beverages—can be a key category to boost average transaction size and enhance the customer experience. However, this category should be carefully monitored and regularly refreshed because it’s likely the only category in your store that includes products …

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Do it Best Partners With Nation’s Best to Drive Growth

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Do it Best Corp. has announced a joint venture with Nation’s Best Holdings, a growing family of 10 locally branded home improvement stores operated across three states by Do it Best member-owner Chris Miller. “In the highly competitive home improvement …

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The 2020 Top Guns On Their First Jobs

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Will Aubuchon W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc. First Job: Aubuchon Hardware Warehouse Shop, age 13 “I learned a lot from the shop manager, Eric Berlo, as a person, a leader, a boss. His genuine kindness and care kept me focused as a …

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2020 Top Guns Honoree: Kirby Scales

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Kirby Scales, General Manager, Russell Do it Center 7 home centers and 2 building supply stores, Alabama A chance opportunity at a family friend’s hardware store was the beginning of what would become a lifelong career for Kirby Scales. Today, …

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2020 Top Guns Honoree: Kevin Hancock

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Kevin Hancock, President and CEO, Hancock Lumber 9 stores, Maine and New Hampshire Kevin Hancock is part of the sixth generation of his family to lead Hancock Lumber, which was founded in 1848. Today, the company owns timberland and operates …

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2020 Top Guns Honoree: Will Aubuchon

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Will Aubuchon, President and CEO, W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc. 104 stores in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, New York W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc. was founded in 1908 by William E. Aubuchon. Today, his great-grandson, Will Aubuchon, serves as CEO. …

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NRHA Announces 2020 Top Guns Award Honorees

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For 13 years, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has recognized retailers who are leading their operations in innovative ways through the Top Guns Awards. Whether they are focused on fine-tuning the customer experience, exploring new business endeavors or …

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COVID-19: Its Impact on the
Home Improvement Industry

 

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