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NRHA Road Trip Highlights Northeast Retailers

road trip

Exploring new places, seeing how locals interact with one another, trying new cuisines—there are many reasons people love to travel. Now imagine taking that love of travel and a passion for telling the stories of independent home improvement retailers and …

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Ace Hardware Reports Second-Quarter Revenue Growth

ace hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. has reported record second-quarter 2019 revenues of $1.7 billion, an increase of 6.3 percent from the second quarter of 2018. Net income was $53.8 million for this period, a decrease of $1 million from the second quarter …

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NRHA New England Road Trip Shows Strength of Independent Retail

New England Road Trip

In order to stay connected with retailers like you, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) makes it a point to get out and visit as many independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards in North America as we can. …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Tailoring Inventory and Serving Communities in Vermont, Boston

Vermont

On the fourth day of the NRHA New England Road Trip, I made my way to the Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe, Vermont, to get some sleep before my final day of meeting the enterprising retailers who call the region …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Reliable Operations in New Hampshire, Fun Vibes in Vermont

New Hampshire

After dropping my NRHA colleague Kevin off at the airport Wednesday evening, I made my way to Exeter, New Hampshire. I checked into The Exeter Inn, a boutique hotel that was built in 1932 to host visitors to the Phillips …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Home Improvement History and Theatrics in Massachusetts

Massachusetts

On the third day of the NRHA New England Road Trip, my colleague Kevin and I were eager to visit and learn more about two outstanding operations in Massachusetts. We were also excited to reach Boston and enjoy a taste …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Company Culture and Creativity Among Maine Retailers

Maine

To start the second day of the NRHA New England Road Trip, NRHA’s webmaster Kevin Trehan joined me for a few days to help capture the stories of the retailers we’re visiting. He arrived late Monday evening so we could …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Dedicated Employees and Trendy Products in Connecticut, Rhode Island

retailers

After months of planning and coordinating with retailers to finalize all the details of the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) latest road trip, the adventure finally began. My name is Renee Changnon and I’m the retail outreach coordinator with …

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