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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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8 Retailers Attend NHPA Management Program After Receiving Scholarships From STIHL Inc.

Stihl scholarships

Eight home improvement retailers from across the nation recently graduated from the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP) after each received a $5,000 scholarship to attend the program from Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc. RMCP …

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Your Consulting Questions Answered: A Q&A With NHPA’s Kim Peffley

Consulting

Hardware Retailing spoke with Kim Peffley, the director of organizational development and consulting for the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA), about her industry experience, consultant offerings and leadership insight. Hardware Retailing (HR): What is your background and experience …

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Panel of Retailers Picks Favorites for 2022 Retailers’ Choice Awards

2022 Retailers' Choice

From bee houses to paint strippers, the 56th Retailers’ Choice Awards honored 32 new products as part of the National Hardware Show and NHPA All-Industry Conference. Six independent home improvement retailers made up the judging panel for the 2022 Retailers’ Choice Awards, …

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12 Key Takeaways from the 2022 NHPA All-Industry Conference

conference takeaways

The 2022 NHPA All-Industry Conference, co-located at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, wrapped up last week, offering three days of speakers and panels from industry experts and top-performing retailers. Attendees came away with numerous insights and best practices …

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