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Register to Attend a Webinar on the Retailers’ Choice Awards

Retailers' Choice Awards

Celebrate the products that caught retailers’ eyes at the National Hardware Virtual Show. Join the North American Hardware and Paint Association‘s (NHPA) Dan Tratensek and Melanie Moul as they present the winners of the 2020 Retailers’ Choice Awards in a …

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Enroll in NHPA’s Retail Management Certification Program

Retail Management Certification Program

The North American Hardware and Paint Association‘s (NHPA) Retail Management Certification Program is a six-month long, college-level course that prepares retailers with profit-focused store operations training. It is the industry’s premier management school and provides actionable training to help students …

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5 Must-Have Elements for Your Website

In today’s digital world, it takes more than just an address on the internet to capture the attention of existing and potential customers. A company’s website not only needs to make a good first impression visually, it needs to have …

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Small Business Rising Seeks to Combat Monopolies

Small Business Rising

A new coalition of independent businesses is urging policymakers to rein in monopolies and level the playing field that has long left independents at a disadvantage. Called Small Business Rising, the coalition includes a diverse cross-section of business owners from …

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How NHPA Can Help You Create an Effective Training Program

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Friendly, competent, fast; that’s what customers want from their shopping experience. According to a 2020 poll by J.D. Power, home improvement retailers who rank highest in customer satisfaction are those who deliver knowledgeable customer service within two minutes or less. …

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How Vassar Building Center Solidified Its Brand

Vassar Building Center

In October 2020, Mike MacKay stood beside his wife Brenda at the front doors of the newly relocated Vassar Building Center in Michigan. After more than a year of meticulous planning to design a new retail space, the MacKays were …

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4 Ways Leading Diverse Teams Strengthens Your Business

leading diverse teams

Retailers from all over North America came together last week to attend the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s webinar focused on the power and opportunity leading diverse teams brings independent home improvement retailers. The webinar was presented in real …

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5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Facebook Business Page

It’s a great feeling when you get your Facebook business page set up and the first likes start trickling in. But to keep the momentum going and grow your page into something that benefits your business and brings in customers, …

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