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Participate in the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study

Cost of Doing Business Study

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is now collecting information from independent U.S. hardware stores, home improvement centers and lumberyards for the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study. The Cost of Doing Business Study is an annual overview of …

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How Mans Lumber Found Silver Linings in Trying Times

Mans Lumber and Millwork

To reach 120 years of service, Mans Lumber and Millwork president Doug Mans says you have to be able to adapt to changing circumstances, even if it means making difficult decisions in moments of crisis. The family business began as …

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Breathe New Life Into Your Hand Tools Category

Hand Tools

Hand tools often represent one of the most reliable categories in a home improvement store. Whether a young couple is moving into a new home and building up their supply of DIY tools or a pro needs a replacement for …

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3 Emergency Prep Plans for Your Business and Community

Emergency Prep Plan

Normally at this time of year, retailers would be planning for the unpredictable spring season that often brings severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes. But nothing is normal about the second quarter of 2020. Home improvement retailers know they are lifelines …

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How Retailers Are Addressing COVID-19

Business During COVID-19

Independent home improvement retailers across North America have shown their resiliency by swiftly changing how they do business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In most U.S. states and Canadian provinces, governments have deemed businesses selling home repair supplies and …

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NRHA Offers Free Access to Paid Online Retail Training Courses

NRHA Online Training

As home improvement retailers navigate the changing landscape of retail during COVID-19, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is here to support essential businesses. NRHA is waiving membership fees for retailers who would like to register for NRHA’s online …

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Community Rallies Around Local Independent Business

Literati bookstore

Hardware Retailing is sharing select stories of independent businesses outside the home improvement industry to see how owners are grappling with operational changes amid COVID-19. Read on to discover how one bookseller in Michigan is continuing to forge community connections. …

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The 3 Metrics You Need to Know to Carry Out Your Plan

Cost of Doing Business Study

Independent retailers have been voluntarily submitting their financial data to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) for more than 100 years to aid in the development of the annual Cost of Doing Business Study. This industry resource gives operators …

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