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In-Store Experiences Still Matter. Big Time.

in-store experiences

To view a PDF of this story, click here. In an interview with Hardware Retailing, Jim Robisch of The Farnsworth Group discusses how retailers must not lose sight of the importance of in-store customer experiences while trying to compete against …

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CNRG Buying 7 Washington Hardware Stores


Central Network Retail Group (CNRG), a multiformat, multibrand retailer that operates stores in 11 states, is buying McLendon Hardware. The fourth generation of the McLendon family currently owns McLendon Hardware, which has seven stores in Washington state. CNRG currently operates 90 hardware stores, home …

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NRHA and PDRA: Building Stronger Associations


To view a PDF of this story, click here. The Industry’s Two Largest Retail Associations Forge Closer Ties In early February, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and the Paint and Decorating Retailers Association (PDRA) released a joint announcement …

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To Fight Terrorism, ‘Be Observant’ in Your Store


See Something, Say Something In mid-September, three men entered Lyell Crest True Value and bought pipe caps, pipe nipples, cable ties, roofing nails, electrical tape, timers, wooden matches and wire. At the checkout counter, the trio asked the cashier if …

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Through the Eyes of a Shoplifter


To view a PDF of this story, click here. In the June 1968 issue of the magazine, then-managing editor John J. Sullivan tried his hand at shoplifting from a few independent stores, just to see how easy it was to …

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Retail Leadership Institute Focuses on the Next Generation


To view a PDF of this story, click here. Leadership Quest One of the key roles of the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is to bring together independent home improvement retailers, regardless of wholesale affiliation or business size, to …

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4 Health Insurance Updates for 2017

Health Insurance

As the end of the year approaches, one item on your to-do list should be reviewing your company’s health insurance plan in preparation for the Jan. 1 renewal deadline. Health insurance-related laws and regulations are constantly changing. Moving into 2017, …

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The Big Event That Gives Year-Round

National Hardware Show

For more than 70 years, the National Hardware Show® has served as the primary gathering place for the home improvement industry—a unique event where representatives from across the channel can gather, interact and do business. This year, the National Hardware Show …

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