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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.

Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Up From 2015

Thanksgiving weekend shopping

This Thanksgiving weekend, retailers saw an increase in consumer traffic from last year. However, individual shoppers scouring for deals spent less than the year before. An estimated 154 million consumers shopped over the holiday weekend. That number is up from 151 million in 2015, according …

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Target Expands on Small-Format Stores

small-format stores

Target recently announced that it will continue to expand its small-format stores into urban areas and college towns. During company’s third-quarter sales conference call last week, CEO Brian Cornell says he is “increasingly confident” that the big-box retailer will open “hundreds” …

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Black Friday Won’t Be the Busiest Shopping Day

Busiest Shopping Day

According to retail analytics company RetailNext, Black Friday will no longer hold the top spot as the busiest shopping day of the year. As retailers expand sale windows and move promotions online, consumers are spreading out their shopping days, too. …

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Being a Customer Resource on Flag Care

On Veterans Day, and every day, the American flag symbolizes the sacrifices of Americans who came before us to preserve our freedom and independence. If you sell flags or display them at your store, discover how your business can be a …

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Do It Best Corp. Selects New Sales and Business Development VP

sales and business development

Do it Best Corp. has announced Nick Talarico will assume the role of vice president of sales and business development. He will replace Jay Brown, who will retire from the position on Dec. 31. In this position, he will lead a team …

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8 Steps to Create a Fairy Garden

The Hardware Retailing team is always on the lookout for trends that can help retailers drive traffic. In this month’s issue, we highlight four unique niches found in the lawn and garden category, including the growing trend of putting together …

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2010 Retail Innovators of the Year

Each and every day, independent retailers are changing their playing fields—developing new ideas and blazing new trails along the retail landscape. The Retail Innovators of the Year awards program is dedicated to recognizing these retailers. Sponsored by the North American …

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