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Ace Hardware CEO: In a Retail War, ‘Differentiate or You Die’

When Ace Hardware’s top executive stepped on stage at the start of the co-op’s spring buying show, he had fierce words for fighting competitors: find weakness and “attack it relentlessly.” President and CEO John Venhuizen spoke March 16 to kick …

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Expansion, Efficiency Key Themes at Blish-Mize Spring Buying Market

There were big crowds, busy aisles and a positive atmosphere at the Blish-Mize Spring Buying Market, which was held last weekend in Overland Park, Kansas. Customers gathered to find new products, good deals and more. “We’ve seen strong attendance,” says …

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Retailers, Industry Experts to Gather at 2017 Conference

2017 Conference

This May, industry experts and retail leaders will come together for three days of educational seminars, events and networking opportunities. Designed for retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and industry professionals alike, the 2017 NRHA All-Industry Conference will be held in conjunction with …

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How to Get Funding to Improve Your Business

reimagine retail

The National Hardware Show® is supporting independent retailers in a way it never has before—by offering $100,000 to fund business improvements. Independent home improvement retailers are eligible to apply for the funding by submitting a short essay to the Reimagine Retail …

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Nominate Your Main Street for a Chance to Win $25K

Main Street

For the second year in a row, the American people have the opportunity to nominate one of America’s Main Streets to win an online contest. On Feb. 27, Independent We Stand invited the public to begin nominating and voting for a deserving Main Street. The …

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All Eyes on Independents at Conference

industry challenges

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Conference Reveals Insights Into Industry Challenges, Opportunities As a group, independent home improvement retailers are optimistic about the near future, with 78 percent saying they expect to see sales increase over …

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Retailers Celebrate Independence at True Value Spring Reunion

Home improvement retailers came from around the globe to discover new products, attend educational seminars and network with other business owners at the True Value Spring Reunion. The weather was cold and rainy, but spirits were high as retailers used their …

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Win a Trip to the National Hardware Show®!

win a trip

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) wants you to know they’re the perfect match for your business. Sign up for a membership NRHA Feb. 6 through Feb. 14 and be entered to win a trip to the National Hardware Show® and NRHA All-Industry …

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