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Retail Management Certification Program Offers Real-World Training

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Franklin Cloninger, general manager at Triangle True Value Hardware and Rental in Greenwood, South Carolina, says the Business Improvement Project he completed as part of the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP) couldn’t have come at a better time. “We …

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Do Brands Need Amazon?

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In November, Nike said it would no longer sell its merchandise on Amazon. Instead, the company would focus on its own direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales. The decision is creating uncertainty as to how strongly established brands should rely on the e-commerce …

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3 Ways to Optimize Your Website for Voice Search

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Your company’s SEO strategy is a moving target. With each year come new tech advances requiring retailers to shift their tactics and find new ways to rank as highly as possible for maximum exposure on customers’ search engine results pages. …

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How Tractor Supply Sows Digital Success

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As many businesses struggle with competition from e-commerce giants, a new article from financial magazine The Motley Fool shines a light on Tractor Supply Co.’s digital achievements. The article says the company’s e-commerce growth has doubled for 29 consecutive quarters. …

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In Conversation: True Value CEO Reflects on 2019 Fall Reunion

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During the True Value 2019 Fall Reunion, president and CEO John Hartmann took time to speak to Hardware Retailing about how the company’s new supply chain upgrades, digital marketing programs and other new initiatives will empower the retailers who choose …

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True Value Focuses on the Future at 2019 Fall Reunion

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Thousands of independent home improvement retailers gathered in Chicago Oct. 3-6 to celebrate True Value’s 2019 Fall Reunion. For retailers and True Value leadership alike, it was a chance to share success stories, explore special buying opportunities and look ahead …

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In Case You Missed It: Great Lessons From the Past Year of Hardware Retailing

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Operating an independent home improvement business is no small feat. Even though your store hours may say one thing, you know that thinking of how to better your operation doesn’t stop, even when the doors are locked and the lights …

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Middleburgh PRO Hardware Helps a Town Rebuild

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In 2018, Middleburgh PRO Hardware received its town’s Business of the Year award, an honor giving tribute to a business with an extraordinary history of supporting its community. Rich and Heather Vilegi, store owners, have never faltered in giving back …

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