Nominations are now open for the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) 2022 Young Retailer of the Year program. Now in its 26th year, the program identifies retailers 35 years old or younger who represent the future of the independent home improvement industry.
About the Award
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.
How Honorees Are Selected
The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 28. Entries are scored based on nomination criteria, including contributions to operational growth; community involvement; engagement in industry education; and industry and organizational innovation and other activities.
Honorees are selected from three categories: stores with less than $3 million in sales; stores with more than $3 million in sales; and multistore operations.
Young Retailer of the Year nominees should be 35 years old or younger as of Jan. 28, 2022. They must work at independent retail hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards and paint and decorating outlets in the U.S., its territories or Canada. Past entrants who were not chosen as previous honorees are invited to submit new applications.
Nominations Are Open
Learn more about NHPA’s Young Retailer of the Year program here. The deadline to nominate a retailer is Jan. 28.