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Newby’s Ace Hardware Hosts Prom Dress Drive

Teenagers hoping to find the perfect prom dress or suit had a unique opportunity to shop for their attire at a discount, thanks to Newby’s Ace Hardware in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Newby’s employee Jacqui Dammen says she was inspired …

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Welden Hardware Counts Down to a Historic Celebration

Melissa Brett and her husband John have owned Welden Hardware for 15 years, but the business has been in operation in Simsbury, Connecticut, for 130 years. Late last year, the Bretts and their store manager started brainstorming ways to celebrate …

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Papenhausen Hardware Operating Popup Store After Fire

In January 2018, a fire destroyed Papenhausen Hardware in San Francisco. This fire was the second in 20 years that the business had experienced, and the owners had taken precautions to ensure employees and the operation were protected. “We have …

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Recycling at Your Store? Here’s How Materials Come Back

Click here to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org The benefits of recycling are not new to consumers, but your customers may come to you with questions about the recyclability of the products you sell and how certain …

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Follow These 5 Instagram Accounts for Retail Inspiration

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At any given moment, there are at least half a dozen social media platforms out there. Adding yet another account and figuring out what to post and how to grow your follower account can seem daunting. When it comes to …

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Review These Loss Prevention Tips With Your Staff

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Loss prevention is only effective if everyone on your team knows how to spot a shoplifter and stays engaged on the salesfloor. If you have new team members or if you’ve noticed some habits that need correcting, review this checklist …

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5 Reasons to Join a Main Street Organization in Your Community

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Bill Brunelle, Independent We Stand Building a Better Future Just like any good foundation, the community is strongest when all its pieces work together. Around town, small businesses often come together …

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NRHA and Retail People Solutions Team Up to Improve Culture

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Scott Wright, swright@nrha.org Leading With Culture Business management guru Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” While delivered tongue-in-cheek, what the father of modern management theory suggests is …

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