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2nd NRHA Conference Keynote Announced: Kevin Hancock

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At the NRHA All-Industry Conference, Hancock Lumber chairman, president and CEO Kevin Hancock will take the stage as a keynote presenter. The theme of the NRHA All-Industry Conference is “Industry Disrupters: How Today’s Leaders Are Winning the Retail Game.” Hancock’s …

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2020 Holiday Trends and Why You Should Be Planning Now

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Although spring is just beginning, you finished plans for tulip caretaking and birdhouse building months ago. In retail, it’s crucial to plan seasons ahead, which is why holiday decor is a large segment of many wholesaler markets in the spring.  …

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E.M. Herr Ace Provides Compassion and Service

The man shopping for a statue at E.M. Herr Ace Hardware was crying when he asked store manager Cyndi Maley for help. He explained what he needed and Maley’s tears began to roll, too. The man’s name was Fletcher Slutman …

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Inside the Growing Season of Northern California’s Central Valley

steve patterson

At the helm of a business spanning three Northern California counties and three generations, Steve Patterson is searching for the perfect balance. As his company honors 65 hard-won years, he shares what it takes to stay at the forefront of …

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Taking a Stand for Retail Excellence

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As the president and CEO of Fruehauf’s,  a 40,000 square-foot outdoor furniture supplier in Westminster, Colorado, Maydew knows retail success takes determination. Maydew is invested in helping shape retail for current operators and the generations to come. She currently serves …

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Marcus Moran Remembered for a Legacy of Generosity

Marcus Moran

Marcus Moran Jr. worked in the independent home improvement industry for nearly 50 years, but his legacy extends beyond his significant work in his family’s business. Moran was a former president and CEO of Aubuchon Hardware, which operates more than …

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Handyman Home Hardware Shares Pancakes and Friendship

Handyman Home Hardware

Red shirts and hundreds of pancakes are hallmarks of a community breakfast Handyman Home Hardware hosts annually. The store is located in Conception Bay South, a small community in Newfoundland and Labrador. Handyman Home Hardware hosts the event as part …

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How Jackson Center PRO Competes on Price

Jackson Center PRO

Jackson Center PRO Hardware is making an art of competitive pricing. The Jackson Center, Ohio, store currently has about 3,000 square feet of selling space, but the size isn’t preventing it from beating the big boxes on quality and price. …

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