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10 Lessons From Weather for Life and Retail

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You’re accustomed to having seasonal weather impact your operation’s sales, but have you thought about the lessons you can learn from storms and sunny days alike? Weather is unpredictable, and the elements you can’t control provide reminders that are applicable …

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Expert: Store Closings Aren’t a Retail Apocalypse

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Mark Mathews, vice president of research development and industry analysis for the National Retail Federation, answered questions from Hardware Retailing about what recent store closings and openings mean for the retail industry. Hardware Retailing (HR): Is the number of retail …

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Customers Want Blended In-Store Experiences

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Customers’ expectations for in-store shopping experiences have grown as e-commerce and the capabilities of other retail technologies have changed. As Mark Mathews of the National Retail Federation (NRF) says in the Q&A here, consumers still want to shop in brick-and-mortar …

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Start Your New Year’s Resolutions Early

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Are you resolving to straighten out your business’s finances, learn about new products and the latest retail technology trends in 2020? NRHA can help you accomplish all your resolutions. On Dec. 5, retailers, manufacturers and channel partners from across North …

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Do it Best Launches New Website

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Do it Best recently launched its new company website, offering an engaging, informative and user-friendly experience to a broad range of audiences. The new doitbestonline.com serves as an informational hub and key gateway for current and prospective members, prospective employees, …

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10 Ways NRHA Helps You Solve the Retail Puzzle

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Running a successful home improvement business requires a lot of time and energy. In addition to stocking the shelves with innovative new products, you also need to educate your staff, hone your leadership skills and find ways to stand out …

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Now Available: 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study

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Understanding how your business compares to similar operations is a crucial step in mastering your finances and planning for future success. Each year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) surveys thousands of retailers to deliver that knowledge to independent …

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Umber’s Do it Best Hardware Takes on a Mission

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A local pastor had a tall order for Dave Umber, owner of Umber’s Do it Best Hardware in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The pastor asked Umber to stock his store in three days with enough tornado relief supplies for nearly 300 …

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