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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.

Stanley to Sell Mechanical Security Business in $725M Deal

Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker has entered into an agreement to sell most of its commercial mechanical security business, according to the company. Swiss company Dormakaba will purchase Stanley’s commercial mechanical security brands Best Access, phi Precision and GMT for $725 million …

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House-Hasson Advisory Group Recommends Dealer Market Changes

advisory group

An advisory group made up of some of House-Hasson Hardware’s largest or oldest customers developed four significant changes for future House-Hasson dealer markets at a pre-market meeting in October. The advisory group meets at least annually to share with House-Hasson leaders …

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Top 10 Holiday-Quarter Revenue Earners Include Home Depot, Lowe’s

Holiday Spending

Home Depot and Lowe’s are projected to be among the top 10 holiday-quarter revenue earners, according to analysis by USA Today.  Analysts based predictions on data from S&P Global Market Intelligence and project that 10 retailers will take 66.7 percent of all holiday-quarter …

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New Law Allows Small Businesses to Offer Health Benefit

health care

Small business owners in the U.S. can now get and give a new employee benefit, courtesy of a bill the president signed into law this week. Starting Jan. 1, the new law will allow companies that employ fewer than 50 full-time …

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3 Ways to Bring In Holiday Shoppers

There are just a few shopping days left before Christmas. Want to bring those-last minutes shoppers into your store? Here are three ideas to try: Gift Sets People love prepackaged gifts around the holidays, as they make good host gifts …

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Gatlinburg Hardware Store Still Stands After Wildfire’s Devastation

A wildfire tore through Gatlinburg, Tennessee, burning thousands of buildings and killing 14 people—but leaving Ace Hardware of Gatlinburg behind. The fire started south of Gatlinburg on Nov. 23 and burned through the popular vacation city on Monday, Nov. 28. That …

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Amazon Go Lets Consumers Skip Checkout

Amazon Go

Amazon Go, the latest brick-and-mortar venture from the online retailer, allows consumers to take products from the shelves and skip the checkout. Called the “Just Walk Out” shopping experience, Amazon Go is modeled after technology found in self-driving cars, like computer …

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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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