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Nominate a Young Retailer by January 28!

Have you submitted a nomination for the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) 2023 Young Retailer of the Year program? The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 28.

Click here to learn more about the Young Retailer of the Year Program or to submit a nomination.

About the 2023 Young Retailer of the Year Program

The Young Retailer of the Year program is the premier award in the industry honoring the next generation of independent home improvement retailers. Honorees benefit from exposure for themselves and their businesses, and they build a network with like-minded retailers in their generation. Honorees also have the opportunity to participate in additional programming and scholarships through NHPA.

Submitting a Nomination

  • Click here for more information about the program.
  • View or download the program brochure with official rules here.

Judging Criteria

Entries are scored based on nomination criteria, including contributions to operational growth; community involvement; engagement in industry education; and industry and organizational innovation.

Honorees are selected from three categories: stores with less than $3 million in sales; stores with more than $3 million in sales; and multiple-store operations.

Young Retailer of the Year nominees should be 35 years old or younger as of Jan. 28, 2023. They must work at independent hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards or paint and decorating outlets in the U.S., its territories or in Canada. Past entrants who were not chosen as previous honorees are encouraged to submit new applications.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

NHPA would also like to recognize the 2023 program sponsors for their dedication to the independent retailers who are pushing the boundaries of the industry each day. Thanks go to American Hardware & Lumber Insurance (AHLI), Arrow Fastener, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), Midwest Fastener, Pony Jorgensen, PPG, Stihl and Wooster Brush.

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