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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.

NHPA, Industry Leaders Sign Letter on Vaccine Priority

vaccine

Together with other leading industry organizations representing the 45,000+ independently owned hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards and paint stores across North America, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) signed onto a letter asking that the essential employees supplying …

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Products and Connections to Help You Serve Local Beekeepers

Rand Hardware

Last spring, many people rediscovered the fun and sense of accomplishment that growing a home garden can provide. The impact of those hobby gardeners was significant. A September 2020 market forecast report from IHS Markit/Home Improvement Research Institute showed significant …

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6 Ways to Spruce up Your Outdoor Living Displays

Outdoor Living

For nearly the last year, many of your consumers have been finding ways to relax, work, learn and play in their homes. With the end of winter on the horizon (pending an update from a certain groundhog), it’s time to …

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Stine Lumber Founder Dies at 102

stine lumber

Stine Lumber founder, Jackson William Stine, known to many as J.W., died at home surrounded by his family on Dec. 23, 2020 at the age of 102 in Sulphur, Louisiana. While World War I was still raging in Europe, Jackson …

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What Housing Holds

A Q&A with Abbe Will about the housing market Abbe Will is a research associate and associate project director of the Remodeling Futures Program for the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Hardware Retailing spoke to Will about …

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Small Businesses Remain Optimistic

A Q&A with Holly Wade about the economy Holly Wade is the executive director of the NFIB Research Center, where she conducts original research and studies public policy effects on small businesses. She produces NFIB’s monthly Small Business Economic Trends …

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Canadian Retailers See Chaotic Rebound

Market Measure

The Canadian retail hardware industry has weathered similar conditions to its southern neighbors through much of 2020. But before the pandemic, sales by the industry overall were facing negative growth at the end of 2019 for the first time since …

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Market Measure 2020: The Industry’s Annual Report

Market Measure

Years from now, when our children and grandchildren are studying history, there will almost certainly be a chapter in their virtual textbooks that focuses on 2020. One might easily argue that 2020 will be remembered among the most influential years …

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