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Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the managing editor for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She has worked for the association since 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking without recipes and watching online makeup tutorials. She and her husband are raising their son and two fur children in Indianapolis.

3 Strategies to Handle Hiring in a Tight Job Market

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Retailers across the country have expressed similar challenges when it comes to hiring long-term, qualified employees: It’s tough out there. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, unemployment was the lowest it had been in 50 years. …

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Orgill Announces 2020 Executive Vice President Team

orgill executive team

As the new decade begins, Orgill has announced a few changes and promotions to its team of executive vice presidents. These changes are designed to position Orgill for further growth in the coming years and to provide an even stronger …

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3 Housewares Trends That Reflect Consumers’ Busy Lives

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Last year, large retailers like Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target and Kohl’s reported steady sales in housewares, with many lines capturing 10 to 20 percent or more of overall sales. As the category grows, independent home improvement retailers can boost …

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3 Steps for Launching a General Awareness Campaign

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How do you communicate your uniqueness to your customers? The nugget of differentiation that defines your business should be the core of your next general awareness campaign. A general awareness campaign isn’t tied to a sale or a product. Instead, …

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Leadership Series: The Value of Communication in Management

leadership series

In this three-part series, we will highlight the lessons retailers have learned from leadership development and management programs inside and outside the industry. In the first installment, we featured Mike French, who enrolled in Do it Best’s Leadership Development Institute. …

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Plan Your Future With This Succession Planning Series

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Whether you are building your employee schedule for next month or investing in a new category without knowing how it will perform, you are often asked to make decisions that would be simpler if you had a crystal ball. However, …

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Tracking 2 Years of Big-Box Housewares Sales

housewares

The housewares category is a growing opportunity for many independent retailers. Whether you stock housewares items to serve wholesale customers or your DIY customers keep asking for the latest kitchen gadgets and small appliances, the category is broad and can …

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Planning for Succession With Gary Pittsford

gary pittsford

In 2020, Hardware Retailing is talking about succession planning in each issue of the magazine. To get the series started, we consulted with Gary Pittsford, president and CEO of Castle Wealth Advisors, a financial advisory firm that has been guiding …

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