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Safety and PPE

Whether your customers are professionals needing safety gear to stay safe on the job site or weekend warriors wanting to protect themselves during DIY projects, stocking a good mix of safety and personal protection equipment (PPE) makes your operation a …

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How to Protect Your Business From Ransomware Attacks

Ransomeware is a type of malware that can either encrypt all your data so you can’t access it or lock you out of your computer or entire network. According to IBM Security’s X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2022 Full Report, 21% …

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4 Strategies to Relieve Pricing Woes

If you’re not making price changes today, you may not be in business tomorrow. That’s the stark reality of a market plagued by higher-than-normal inflation and supply chain issues. When cost outruns the shelf price, retailers who fail to keep …

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True Value CEO Chris Kempa Talks 2022 Fall Reunion

Chris Kempa

The True Value 2022 Fall Reunion will take place Sept. 15-18 in Denver, Colorado, at the Colorado Convention Center, providing independent retailers with the chance to see new products and interact face-to-face with associates and vendors. Hardware Retailing spoke with …

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Blish-Mize Co. and Mize Family Honored for Community Support

Excellence Award

Earlier this month, the community of Atchison, Kansas, came together to recognize the contributions the Blish-Mize Company and the Mize family have made to the area and honor them with the Cray-Seaberg Vision of Excellence Award. The award ceremony was …

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Aubuchon Company Adds Chief People Officer EVP Position

chief people officer

The Aubuchon Company has added a new senior leadership position to keep up with rapid growth. The new chief people officer EVP position will be filled by Jillian Montmarquet on August 15. Montmarquet brings more than 15 years of organizational …

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Industry Expert Gary Petz on Store Planning and Layout

Store Planning

Store planning and layout can be a daunting task to develop a strategy for, but it is also instrumental to a successful operation. Hardware Retailing spoke with Gary Petz, vice president of Discovery Retail Group, about store planning and layout …

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Use Recognition Programs to Engage High-Performing Employees

recognition programs

When you notice an employee doing an exceptional job or going above and beyond their normal duties, thank them. Let them know you notice and appreciate their efforts. You might even want to go a step further and offer a …

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