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Renee on the Road Takes on the Big Apple

Renee on the Road

Staff members with the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) are excited to head out on another journey to visit independent hardware and paint retailers in New York City with Renee on the Road. The association’s trip to the Big …

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Home Improvement Leaders to Speak at 2022 Hardlines Conference

Hardlines Conference

The 26th Hardlines Conference will take place Oct. 18-19 and feature keynotes by leaders from major players in the retail home improvement industry. Canada’s retail home improvement leaders will gather at the Queen’s Landing Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Those unable …

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Are You Looking to Sell? Valuation Is the First Step

NHPA Retail Marketplace Valuation

Are you looking to sell your business, but you don’t know where to start? The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has launched a new service to help home improvement owners looking to sell their businesses. Gary Pittsford, CFP®, …

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5 Tenets for Successful Employee Training

tenets employee training

Employee development and training programs are crucial to keeping your employees engaged, growing and learning. They also help retain quality employees, improve customer service and add to your operation’s bottom line. Each of these five tenets should be a part of …

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Participate in the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

Each year, the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Cost of Doing Business Study delivers data and insights that allow retailers to increase their profits and strategize for the future. NHPA is now inviting hardware store, home center, lumberyard …

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The 2022 NHPA Top Guns on Strategic Investments for Their Businesses and Their People

2022 NHPA Top Guns honorees

For 16 years, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic innovations with the Top Guns Award. This award highlights innovative retailers who are setting their operations up for …

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Listen to the Industry’s 2022 Top Gun Award Winners

Top Guns

The 2022 NHPA Top Guns winners participated in a panel discussion at the NHPA All-Industry Conference last month. The conversation centered around their operations—how they differentiate, how they excite and retain customers and employees and what’s in store for growth. …

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Sneak Peek: Retail Management Certification Program

RMCP

The Retail Management Certification Program was created by the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) for owners and managers in the home improvement industry. The program focuses on learning skills to grow store sales and profits in today’s changing …

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