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2016 Merchandising for Profit Study

2016 Merchandising for Profit Study

Back in 2002, Nickelback was No. 1 on the charts, the Anaheim Angels had just won the World Series and a little TV program called “American Idol” was taking the nation by storm. It was also in 2002 when the …

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2016 Market Measure

2016 Market Measure

To download a PDF of the complete 2016 Market Measure, please complete the form at the bottom of the page. The Ups and Downs of a Positive Year To simply state that 2016 has been a good year for home improvement …

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Where Consumers Buy Products to Keep Baby Safe

childproofing products

Many U.S. homeowners use hidden latches to keep children out of cabinets and gates to prevent toddlers from tumbling down the stairs. But what are the top childproofing products consumers buy, and where do they purchase those items? Hardware Retailing …

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Using GMROI to Improve Your Business

The annual Cost of Doing Business Study from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is the industry’s only inclusive benchmarking study and has been conducted annually for more than 100 years. The study provides detailed financial information from hardware stores, home centers …

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Let Customers Know Your Business Is a Better Investment

Local Advantages

Your customers likely understand that shopping at locally owned stores benefits the community, but why not use hard numbers to drive the point home? You have access to data specific to the independent home improvement industry, courtesy of the Home …

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Survey: What Would You Say to Industry Manufacturers?

Industry Manufacturers

Let manufacturers know what you think! The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is giving you a chance to provide feedback on your relationship with industry manufacturers in an effort to help channel partners understand retailer wants and needs. Take this 10-minute survey to provide …

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New Resource: Shop-Local Halloween Signage

Halloween

Your business’ local economic impact is significant, so remind your customers whenever you can that shopping at your store matters to your community. The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Independent We Stand, two organizations that exist to support …

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Survey: What’s in Store for Your Business?

survey

Take this 10-minute survey concerning your store’s performance in 2016 and your future plans. You’ll be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card! We ask that you share this information about your business to help NRHA gather information concerning the state …

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