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2 Books on Leadership and Retail to Help You Strategize

books on leadership

NHPA staff members Melanie Moul and Renee Changnon recently read these two books and talked to the authors on their podcasts. Get insights into the books here and head to your favorite local bookstore to get your own copies. Listen …

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Explore Resources to Improve Your Key Retail Metrics

key retail metrics

In the April edition of Hardware Retailing, explore how keeping a sharp focus on the key retail metrics that define your business can help you streamline your operation. Now, get more resources to help you identify and improve your business’s …

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Key Retail Metrics Unlock Strategies for Success

Brett Thorne

Behind every facet of your business are constantly shifting numbers that offer insight and opportunity for running a more goal-focused, successful operation. It’s not enough to identify these key retail metrics once. High-performance retailers are tracking these figures consistently, observing …

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3 DIY Trends Shaping the Market

DIY Trends

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners have adopted new views and priorities for their living spaces. The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) and market research firm the Caney Group recently interviewed 20 homeowners to learn specifically which …

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Find the Best Project Management Tool For Your Company

A plethora of choices exist in project management software packages. Solutions are available suitable for individuals as well as teams of all sizes. What works best depends on your team’s specific needs. Here’s a selection of some of the most …

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Uncovering 2020’s Most Popular DIY Projects

DIY

Last year was unquestionably a year of sales momentum for independent home improvement retailers. New insight from Home Innovation Research Labs pinpoints specifically which projects grew in popularity from 2019 to 2020 as millions of North American families spent more …

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How Personality Assessments Improve Company Culture

Paint Fair Team

Have you ever felt like you and a co-worker just do not see eye to eye? They want things done one way and you want to achieve the same goal differently. Spending so much time with someone you don’t get …

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Kick Your Social Media Outreach Up a Notch

social media

Throughout 2020, home improvement retailers had to find new ways to engage their customers and boost sales. One of the key ways they achieved this connection was through digital interaction on some of the world’s biggest social media platforms. As …

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