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Kim Ytsma: 2013 Young Retailer of the Year

Kim Ytsma - Feature

To watch the full video, click here. With the unexpected passing of her father in 2010, Ytsma was thrust into a leadership position as the only family member working in the store. Her steady leadership helped guide the store through …

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Willow Yoder: 2013 Young Retailer of the Year

Willow Yoder - Feature

To watch the full video, click here. Since joining in 2005, Yoder has helped increase inventory productivity, gross margin and sales every year, growing sales by 13 percent in 2012 alone. As General Manager, Yoder’s cumulative store sales have grown …

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Jesse Loucks: 2013 Young Retailer of the Year

Jesse Loucks - Feature

To watch the full video, click here. Loucks’s determination to assess store needs and give customers what they want drove him to enhance the store’s sporting goods section, streamline the rental center and add an ammo section. His vision and …

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Strong Sales, Optimism Evident at Do it Best Spring Market

Do it Best’s Spring Market, held May 17-20 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, was highlighted by optimistic attitudes from attendees who are seeing firsthand improvement within the home improvement industry. The market got off to a strong start …

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Products Honored at Retailers’ Choice Awards Ceremony

NRHA recognized 36 products during the Retailers’ Choice Awards Ceremony at the National Hardware Show®, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. These products, which were specifically chosen by retailers as they scoured the show floor, are …

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New Products, Networking, Education Highlights of 2013 National Hardware Show®

National Hardware Show® attendees finished up the last day of the show by exploring new products, industry connections and ideas for doing business. This year, the show focused more on what attendees said was most valuable to them—the newest products on …

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Show Floor Bustling with Activity on Day 2 at the National Hardware Show®

Show Floor Bustling with Activity on Day 2 at the National Hardware Show

Attendees kept the energy level high on the show floor during the second day of the National Hardware Show®. Veteran attendees of the show said they continue to find it as a place where they can see a wide array …

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Big Energy, Trends Kick Off National Hardware Show®

As a global event and the largest of its kind in North America, the 68th annual National Hardware Show® kicked off in grand fashion this morning, culminating in a confetti cannon showering the crowd of exhibitors and attendees gathered around …

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