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Overview of Home Improvement Market in Third Quarter 2014

North American Retail Hardware Association’s Executive Trends Survey shows that hardware retailers across the country gauge their growth in different categories on a quarterly basis, and overall, the retailers saw sales growth. The survey for November 2014 found that sales growth in …

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2014 Employee Compensation Report

A retailer’s payroll expense can be a critical variable in whether or not the operation is profitable. The North American Retail Hardware Association’s 2014 Employee Compensation Report provides retailers with guidelines of how other operations handle salaries, benefits and more. …

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2014 Cost of Doing Business Study

The NRHA’s Annual Cost of Doing Business Study is now available to members. This annual study provides detailed financial information from hardware stores, home centers and lumber/building material outlets. The tables contained in this report are designed to provide comprehensive, …

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A 360-Degree View of Amazon

This article was originally printed in the August 2014 issue of Hardware Retailing. To view a complete PDF of the story, click here. By the time you read this story, it might very well be outdated—but that’s the nature of …

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NRHA Launches Retail Research Group to Deliver Information

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce the launch of the NRHA Retail Research Group (RRG), which is dedicated to delivering quality, retailer-driven research to the home improvement channel. “Helping members and the channel at large …

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2013 Market Measure: The Industry’s Annual Report

To watch the full video, click here. This presentation is packed full of industry data covering the health and future of the home improvement industry. We cover everything from financial benchmarks and distributor performance data to housing market updates and …

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RETAIL THERAPY: The Right Stuff

When I was younger I wanted to open a chain of stores. The stores would be part shoe retailer, part hair salon and part pub, and I wanted to name them Jaime’s Shoes, Dos and Brews. While this was just …

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Retail Display Safety

It’s important to follow safety guidelines for the displays featured in your store. Retail safety and security expert Kelly Brown shares best practices for retail display safety in a handout he created for expert witness firm Robson Forensic Inc. Click …

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