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Explore Resources to Improve Your Key Retail Metrics

key retail metrics

In the April edition of Hardware Retailing, explore how keeping a sharp focus on the key retail metrics that define your business can help you streamline your operation. Now, get more resources to help you identify and improve your business’s …

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Member Insurance Changes Name to American Hardware & Lumber Insurance

american hardware and lumber insurance

Member Insurance Agency, the largest provider of insurance to co-op and independent hardware stores in the U.S., has announced it will begin operating under a new name: American Hardware & Lumber Insurance Agency, Inc., effective Feb. 8, 2021. This rebranding …

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Now Streaming: 2020 Market Measure Webinar

2020 market measure report

Recently, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) hosted a webinar focused on the 2020 Market Measure report, the annual overview of the forces and factors affecting the home improvement marketplace. Sponsored by Epicor, the webinar gave independent home …

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Get Paycheck Protection Program Answers

paycheck protection program answers

Though Paycheck Protection Program funds are still available to small businesses struggling amid economic hardships brought on by COVID-19, some borrowers and lenders are concerned about ambiguous terms of the loans. In an effort to help answer small business owners’ …

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Pay Attention to These Financial Warning Signs

Many small business owners struggle to identify financial pitfalls or get help before problems become disastrous for their retail operations. Attorney R. Scott Williams from Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell took questions on issues that signal danger and what to do …

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Industry Groups, Retailers, Lawmakers Divided on Tax Reform

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 passed its tax reform bill, called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” sending the bill to the Senate for consideration, which is also deliberating its own tax reform bill, The New York …

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Sears to Close 72 More Stores

Sears Canada

Sears Holdings Corp. announced internally Tuesday that it would close 72 additional retail locations by September, according to¬†Business Insider. The closures are in addition to the 180 stores the retailer has shuttered since the beginning of the year. Included in …

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