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Unique Partner Businesses Bring New Opportunity

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Glenn Ubertino owns Zoller Hardware in North Carolina and has seen both sides of the retail coin. As a child, he grew up in the independent hardware store his parents owned, and as he began his own professional career, he …

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Texas Retailer Puts Focus on Community Makers

Flower Display

Shawn Risinger, owner of Eagle Hardware Farm and Ranch in Royse City, Texas, has always been focused on serving and educating customers through unique events. That focus was the inspiration for the store’s Shop the Barn event, a craft fair …

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8 Young Retailers Who Are Changing the Industry

2021 Young Retailer of the Year Virtual Event

For 25 years, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has highlighted the achievements of outstanding independent home improvement retailers 35 years old and younger through its Young Retailer of the Year program. Honorees are selected from three categories: …

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Leadership Lessons From 3 Past Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

Tanya Hanson Rocca, Roblynn Home Hardware

Results are key for identifying good leaders. At Roblynn Home Hardware and Home Furniture in Oromocto, New Brunswick, owner and president Tanya Hanson Rocca considers it a huge compliment that other business owners often ask for her hiring secrets. “You …

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Charlotte Retailer Prioritizes the Customer & Employee Experience

Blackhawk Hardware owners

For locals in Charlotte, North Carolina, a trip to Blackhawk Hardware is more than just a pit stop on a long list of errands. The team strives to deliver quick and efficient service, but customers appreciate the store’s perks so …

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Clinton Hardware’s Historic Merchandising

Clinton Hardware

Historic Welcome  Clinton Hardware in Clinton, Maryland, has an eye-catching entry display that introduces customers to the history of the operation.  The business opened in 1946, and the display includes a paint shaker that has belonged to the store since …

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Making Movie Magic

Mark's Paint store

After 15 years working for another business that supplied paint and materials to the motion picture industry, Mark Umann faced a plot twist. That company was being sold, leaving him with a decision to make—stay on or move on. Umann …

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150 Years of Blish-Mize: A Q&A With John and Jonathan Mize

blish-mize anniversary

Blish-Mize Co. is celebrating 150 years of service this year. Hardware Retailing talked to chairman of the board John H. Mize and CEO and president Jonathan Mize for their insights into this milestone achievement for the company. Click here for …

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