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Checking in: Jeremy Melnick, 2006 Young Retailer of the Year

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) Young Retailer of the Year awards program. To celebrate, we’re checking in with a few past winners to see what they’ve been up to, both personally …

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Security in Parking Lots Increases Store Safety

Parking Lot

Recent shootings and other workplace violence on the news are enough to make any store owner uneasy, but some practical steps in parking lots can improve security for your employees and customers. Incidents of workplace violence have not been tracked thoroughly, but some data from 2003 to 2008 …

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Partnership Lets Customers Buy Products and Installation Services Online

Home improvement customers now have a one-stop online shop for purchasing installation services along with products such as ceiling fans, light fixtures and appliances. Porch, which is an online service for helping consumers find local home improvement professionals, and Wayfair, a web seller …

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Indiana Honors Former CEO From Do it Best Corp.

Do it Best Mike Pence

Former Do it Best Corp. president and CEO Bob Taylor recently received a state award from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Pence named Taylor a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest civilian honor Indiana’s governor can bestow. Pence announced the award in …

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Risks and Benefits of Offering Free Store Wi-Fi


Today’s smartphone-addicted culture is full of consumers who are quick at on-the-spot information gathering, and those customers are eager to use free Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet where they can. At any moment, shoppers can check product availability, look at competitor pricing, read reviews …

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Four Retailers Chosen as Industry’s Top Guns for 2016

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), Hardware Retailing magazine and the National Hardware Show® have named four outstanding independent home improvement retail leaders as The Industry’s Top Guns. The honorees are Eli Bliffert of Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, Tim …

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Avoiding Common Leadership Mistakes


All leaders have at least one thing in common – they’ve all made major mistakes somewhere along the way. Take it from Dave Ramsey, author, motivational speaker, TV personality and radio host. “We screwed up, that screw up brought us pain, …

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Menards Violates Labor Laws, Says NLRB


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says that Menards Inc. is violating federal labor laws in the way that it treats its employees. Back in December, The Progressive published an article, which included a section of the Menards’ employee agreement containing proof …

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