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What Your Customers Want From Eco-Friendly Products in 2019

The array of green or eco-friendly home products available to most American consumers is vast, ranging from towels made from sustainably grown bamboo to house paint that is safe enough to eat. But just because the number of green household ... Read More »

Review These Loss Prevention Tips With Your Staff

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Loss prevention is only effective if everyone on your team knows how to spot a shoplifter and stays engaged on the salesfloor. If you have new team members or if you’ve noticed some habits that need correcting, review this checklist ... Read More »

State of Independents Conference Explores Innovative Retail Strategies

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Growth on the Horizon The home improvement sector is outstripping the growth of the overall retail industry—and independent retailers are finding creative and ambitious strategies to fight off ... Read More »

5 Financial Figures Every Retailer Should Know

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How comfortable are you with understanding the metrics and financial figures used in your business’s accounting files and financial statements? If you have trouble differentiating your defensive interval from your EBIT, you’re definitely not alone. Take a moment to review ... Read More »

Download a Free Holiday Marketing Toolkit

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The busy holiday shopping season is a great time to remind your customers that shopping local makes a positive difference in your community. The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Independent We Stand offer a free marketing toolkit for you to ... Read More »

Looking for Growth Opportunities in Core Products and Niches?

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is surveying independent retailers to learn more about the growth opportunities they are finding in niche and core product categories. The retailer perspectives will provide insight that helps independent business owners evaluate their ... Read More »

2018 Cost of Doing Business Study Now Available

If you’re looking for a tool to compare your operation’s performance to typical and high-profit home improvement businesses, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has what you need. The 2018 Cost of Doing Business Study is now available and ... Read More »

10 Ways to Use NRHA Research to Improve Your Business

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) conducts research every year to gauge the health of the independent home improvement sector and provide retailers with benchmarking tools and insight into topics ranging from employee benefits to tariffs. How can you ... Read More »