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Shop Merchandise at the NHPA Online Store

3 People Wearing NHPA merch

The NHPA online store has now expanded to include home improvement-themed customizable merchandise, such as adult T-shirts and hats—and even toddler and baby shirts and onesies. Outfit your team or stock your shelves with these fun designs that are tailored …

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Help Customers Purify Their Spaces Inside and Out

A cabinet with an air purifier on top.

Customers are reassessing how they live in their homes. Underlying that shift is a greater emphasis on overall health and how homes impact total quality of life. Bill Hayward has monitored this trend for 30 years, becoming a building scientist …

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Dressing Up the Holiday Party with Tuxedo Rentals

tuxedo rentals

The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, hosting parties and celebrating the season. Getting together with loved ones will feel even more special this year following the canceled events and socially distanced gatherings from the last …

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Managing Inventory When Adding a Niche

managing inventory

Adding or enhancing a niche requires more than ordering products and putting them out in your store. Below are five best practices to guide you in managing inventory in a niche category. To learn more about inventory management for all …

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How to Connect Customers Over Fixtures and Fittings

plumbing aisle

Whether it takes up one aisle or a large portion of your store’s square footage, the plumbing department is a key category for many home improvement retailers. Finding success in this category requires the right combination of product assortment, employee …

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R.P. Lumber Acquires 2 Malcom Lumber Locations

R.P. Lumber

R.P. Lumber, a family-owned Midwest hardware and building materials retailer, recently purchased two Malcom Lumber locations in Grinnell and Oskaloosa, Iowa, expanding its reach in the state. The chain opened its first Iowa location and 72nd store in February 2021 …

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What’s Trending in Plumbing Product Design

plumbing design trends

While the meat of a plumbing category centers on what goes in walls and under cabinets, the stars of the category are the pieces people see and use every day. Here’s a look at what is trending in plumbing products …

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Putting Pipes in Their Place

plumbing merchandising

Keeping your plumbing department organized and easy-to-shop allows your customers to get in, find what they need and be on their way quickly and efficiently. Discover how two retailers have found success in the plumbing category thanks to well-organized merchandising …

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