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Urban Retailers Take On Unique Challenges in the City

To view a PDF of this story, click here. People typically have opinions about whether they could “make it” in a city like New York or San Francisco. “I would love living in such a busy place! There’s always something …

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Chicago Retailer Talks Suburban Vs. Urban Retailing

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In the June issue of Hardware Retailing, we shared an article detailing the unique challenges and opportunities urban retailers experience. The article details what all retailers can learn from those conducting businesses in an urban environment and includes insights from a …

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JC Penney Hires Another Exec From Home Improvement Sector

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J.C. Penney has once again hired a top executive from the home improvement industry with its appointment of Marci Grebstein to the role of executive vice president and chief marketing officer, according to the company. Grebstein, who will begin her new role …

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2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Jason Plummer

Multi-store Retailer R.P. Lumber, Edwardsville, Illinois Vice President Jason Plummer’s commitment to excellence is shown in his dedication to constantly improving and growing R.P. Lumber, one of the largest family-owned hardware and building material dealers in the country.  Plummer is …

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2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Matthew Payzant

Multi-store Retailer Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada General Manager Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre was founded in 1964 by Matthew Payzant’s grandfather, John. Payzant grew up alongside the hardware industry, and while he says he feels …

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2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Camille Gibson

Multi-store Retailer Mark’s Ace Hardware, Tucson, Arizona General Manager When an 18-year-old Camille Gibson started as a part-time cashier at Mark’s Ace Hardware, she thought it would be a short-term job to get her through college. Ten years later, she …

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2017 Young Retailer of the Year: Bobby Heuser

Over $2 Million in Sales Heuser Ace Hardware, Bluffton, South Carolina Co-owner Bobby Heuser did not grow up in the home improvement industry, but after working in strategy consulting, investing and banking for many years, he was craving something more. …

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A 360-Degree View of Target

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To view the complete PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org, Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, and Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org  Target has a reputation: The big-box retailer with flair. The company’s stores are destinations for parents picking up groceries, newly …

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