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3 Ways Retailers Can Help Customers Make the Most of Spring

Homeowners across North America are getting ready to reclaim their lawns and outdoor spaces from winter’s wrath, and independent home improvement centers will play a key role in helping them this spring. From providing nutrition for grass and plants to ... Read More »

Eco-Friendly Opportunities With PaintCare

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For many retailers across the country, partnering with a national recycling initiative has enabled them to offer new services and gain new clientele. For Greg and Kari Carlson, who own Carlson Do it Best in Nisswa, Minnesota, national paint recycling ... Read More »

How Do it Best Provides Retailers the Building Blocks for Success

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The DNA of Service Nearly 75 years ago, Arnold Gerberding went door to door to hardware retailers and lumber dealers throughout the Midwest, asking them to pledge $1,000 to help secure greater buying power for their businesses and to maintain ... Read More »

Starr Q&A: Do it Best CEO Talks Co-Op’s Core Values and Strategic Goals

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Dan Starr President and CEO Dan Starr has served as president and CEO of Do it Best since 2016. He has previously served in a variety of roles since joining the company in 2006. Starr is only the fifth CEO ... Read More »

How In-Store Recycling Programs Can Boost Business

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What are you and your business doing to safeguard the planet? One simple action could be to institute an in-store recycling program both for your employees and customers to help usher products from sale to safe disposal. For millennials, climate ... Read More »

How I Did It: Doing Store Expansion Smart

In 1998, Jeff Paladino purchased his family’s 4,500-square-foot hardware store nestled in a shopping mall in Milton, New York. His family had owned several businesses over the years before taking on a local hardware store. A switch into hardware seemed ... Read More »

The Future of Cashless Retail

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As more retailers and restaurants move to not accept cash as a method of payment, some critics say the possibility of cashless retail could negatively impact the homeless and working poor, according to a report from Bloomberg. Rebecca Esparza, who ... Read More »

Recycling at Your Store? Here’s How Materials Come Back

Click here to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org The benefits of recycling are not new to consumers, but your customers may come to you with questions about the recyclability of the products you sell and how certain ... Read More »