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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.

Canadian Dealers Face Challenges Despite Record Year

Canadian Market Report

Each quarter, Hardware Retailing checks in with the editorial team at Hardlines, a Canadian publication focused on home improvement industry trends. In this installment, learn about the challenges Canadian retailers are facing, from supply chain interruptions to wildfires to technology. …

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The 2021 NHPA Top Guns Are Committed to Comprehensive Service and Strategic Investment

NHPA 2021 Top Guns

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic solutions for 15 years with the Top Guns award. This award highlights retailers who are committed to their communities, their teams …

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5 Quick Questions With the 2021 Top Guns

Last Word - November 2021

Q: How do you spend your free weekends?Mike Brackin (MB): Golf or taking our boat out to Lake Powell in Utah.Ian McNaughton (IM): We are blessed with four kids ages 16 ½ to 9, and we also raise cattle on our …

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Wooster Brush Finalizes Plans for 600,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion

wooster brush

The Wooster Brush Company announced it will break ground on an additional manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facility on October 20. The new facility will total more than 600,000 square feet, making it the largest expansion in the company’s 170-year history. …

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Sustainable Gardens: Looking Ahead to spoga+gafa 2022

spoga+gafa

Preparations for one of the industry’s largest international lawn and garden fairs—spoga+gafa—are underway for the 2022 event. A little less than ten months before the start of next year’s event, it is already becoming apparent how significant the largest garden …

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Listen to These 2 New Podcasts With Business Experts

book podcast

“Tell Me More…” Episode 35: Steve Dennis Hosted by Renee Changnon, NHPA Retail Engagement Specialist On this episode, Renee talks to Steve Dennis, a strategic advisor, speaker and author on retail innovation. They talk about Steve’s career, his book “Remarkable …

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Insights From an NHPA All-Industry Conference Keynote Speaker

Dave Rosenberg

The NHPA All-Industry Conference is live in Las Vegas Oct. 21-23 at the newly renovated Las Vegas Convention Center. The conference is co-located with the National Hardware Show, and it serves as a key opportunity for educational presentations, industry-specific panel …

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Celebrating Growth and Longevity at the Blish-Mize Fall Market

Blish-Mize market

The floors of the Overland Park Convention Center were filled with retailers eager to explore deals and new products at the Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market over the weekend. The distributor hosted the market in person, and attendees were eager to …

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