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Nominations Now Open for 2022 Young Retailer of the Year

Nominations are open for the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) 2022 Young Retailer of the Year program. Now in its 26th year, the program identifies young leaders who represent the future of the independent home improvement industry. Program …

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‘Warm Hugs’ is BeautiTone’s 2022 Color of the Year

Warm Hugs

The number one Canadian-made and Canadian-owned retail paint brand, BeautiTone, announced that its 2022 Color of the Year is ‘Warm Hugs’, a mid-tone red-pink shade with an influence of orange. The color offers hope and comfort in one hue. “‘Warm Hugs’ …

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Consumers Ready to Make Large Purchases 

large purchases

In a recent survey of 1,000 Americans who made a major purchase of $500 or more in the last year, TD Bank found that 70 percent of consumers are likely to make large purchases in the next six months. Nearly …

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2021 NHPA Top Gun: Mike Brackin

mike brackin

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic solutions for 15 years with the Top Guns award. This award highlights retailers who are committed to their communities, their teams …

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2021 NHPA Top Gun: Ian McNaughton

ian mcnaughton

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic solutions for 15 years with the Top Guns award. This award highlights retailers who are committed to their communities, their teams …

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2021 NHPA Top Gun: Greg Templeman

greg templeman

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic solutions for 15 years with the Top Guns award. This award highlights retailers who are committed to their communities, their teams …

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Canadian Dealers Face Challenges Despite Record Year

Canadian Market Report

Each quarter, Hardware Retailing checks in with the editorial team at Hardlines, a Canadian publication focused on home improvement industry trends. In this installment, learn about the challenges Canadian retailers are facing, from supply chain interruptions to wildfires to technology. …

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Consumers Want to Shop Locally This Holiday Shopping Season

holiday shopping season

As we head into the holiday shopping season, Vericast, a marketing solutions company, found that consumers want to shop early and shop local. Because of anticipated shipping delays, 55 percent of respondents said they will shop in person instead of …

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