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Benchmark Your Business With the NHPA Cost of Doing Business Study

Cost of Doing Business

How do your numbers stack up against industry averages? The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is now inviting hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards and paint and decorating outlet retailers to participate in the 2023 Cost of Doing Business …

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5 Strategies From The Aubuchon Co. to Improve Inventory Management

inventory management

Even when the lingering supply issues from the COVID-19 pandemic resolve, inventory management will continue to be a high priority for retailers. Jared Brown, director of business intelligence for The Aubuchon Company, shares five insights into making the process easier …

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Bed Bath & Beyond Goes Bankrupt, Attributes Lack of Innovation

Bed Bath & Beyond

Once a giant among big-box retailers, Bed Bath & Beyond filed for bankruptcy this week and is starting the process of closing its 360 locations, as well as 120 BuyBuy Baby stores.  According to NPR, the company missed the mark …

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DiSCover Better Communication

Use Everything DiSC® to Open Lines of Communication  Open lines of communication is vital to running a successful business, but is often difficult to manage efficiently. Knowing how to communicate clearly and effectively in a way your employees understand is …

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How a Solid Company Culture Can Create Career Paths for Retailers

Company Culture

The home improvement industry is often seen as just a job or an income that pays the bills until a career is found elsewhere. According to Gallup’s 4 Things Gen Z and Millennials Expect From Their Workplace poll, Generation Z …

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Survey Your Employees to Determine Tech Needs

Tech Needs

Get Your Tech On: Join us to talk technology at the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference held Aug. 2-3 in Dallas. Learn more and register at YourNHPA.org/conference. According to Coresight Research, more than two-thirds of U.S.-based retailers plan to increase their …

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Plug Into the Benefits of Strong Omnichannel Strategies

omnichannel strategies

As retailers work to navigate the ever-changing technology landscape, a few trends are emerging that retailers should be aware of as they plan their own technology strategies. Steven Hummel, manager of market research for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the …

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NHPA Training Helps Develop New Leaders

Employee Investment

Are you looking for ways to encourage and retain your managers, supervisors and key employees? Today’s workers are looking for companies that are willing to invest in them, and the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Foundations online training …

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