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Promoting National Fire Prevention Week

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Each year in October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors National Fire Prevention Week. The week corresponds with the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire and provides resources on fire safety. This year’s event takes place Oct. 3-9.  It …

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5 Must-Have Electrical Tools for DIYers

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For your DIY customers who are brave enough to tackle electrical projects, provide them with the basics they’ll need to get the job done with these must-have tools necessary for any DIY electrical project. Access NHPA’s Academy for Retail Development …

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Lamp Repair Services That Shine

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At Rollier’s Hardware, the store is stocked with parts, pieces and wires for customers to perform their own lamp repairs. But if they would rather leave the repairs to the pros, Rollier’s employs two staff members who specialize in lamp …

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Rollier’s Hardware Finds Success in E-Commerce

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Next year, Rollier’s Hardware will celebrate 100 years in business and a century of evolution to best serve its customers. From a small local plumbing business to two flourishing e-commerce sites, Rollier’s has experienced major growth in the last century.  …

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Review 2020’s Most Active Home Improvement Product Categories

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The 2020 Retail Selector Study from market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute is a thorough overview of the current home improvement marketplace, packed with more than 300 pages on what’s motivating shoppers, where they’re …

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Approaching Electrical Projects With Customers

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Discussing home projects dealing with electricity likely puts a charge through any retailer. When helping customers tackle electrical projects, retailers should consider how difficult the project is and how a customer is planning to take it on. Some, like installing …

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Help Customers With These Memorial Day Projects

Memorial Day isn’t just a day of remembrance and the unofficial start of the summer. It’s a well-known weekend for outdoor events, IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 and, most importantly to independent retailers, home projects. Whether it’s sprucing up an entertainment space …

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Help Exterior Spaces Shine With Outdoor Lighting Options

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Illuminating the Outdoors Remember 2008? Homeowners were reeling from the Great Recession, and retailers were trying to figure out how they could make the most of a shrinking building …

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