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Nation’s Best CEO Talks Industry Consolidation and Strategic Growth

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There is no doubt we are in an era of consolidation among independent home improvement retailers. Recent research from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) clearly shows a trend toward fewer owners owning more stores. Accompanying this trend has …

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The 2020 Top Guns On Their First Jobs

Top Guns 2020

Will Aubuchon W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc. First Job: Aubuchon Hardware Warehouse Shop, age 13 “I learned a lot from the shop manager, Eric Berlo, as a person, a leader, a boss. His genuine kindness and care kept me focused as a …

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COVID-19 News and Resources for Retailers

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Hardware Retailing and the North American Retail Hardware Association are committed to helping retailers stay agile and safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On this page, find a continually updated collection of COVID-19 resources for retailers, including news, retailer …

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Retailers Across North America Remain Resourceful Amid COVID-19

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As local and federal lawmakers across North America issue guidance to stay at home, many are permitting hardware and home improvement stores to remain open to serve their communities. Read about retailers from across North America who are continuing to …

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Inside the Growing Season of Northern California’s Central Valley

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At the helm of a business spanning three Northern California counties and three generations, Steve Patterson is searching for the perfect balance. As his company honors 65 hard-won years, he shares what it takes to stay at the forefront of …

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How I Did It: Increased Annual Sales From $1M to $6M

A2z team

Having started in lumberyard management early in his career, Jeff Van Well is in a fairly ideal position to turn a struggling lumberyard around. He found that opportunity in 2016 at A2Z Home Center. The Chino Valley, Arizona, operation was …

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Turn Up the Volume on 2 Podcast Series

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Are you an avid listener of podcasts? If you haven’t listened to a podcast or aren’t sure what a podcast is, think of it like a radio show or interview conversation you can download and listen to anywhere, anytime. Would …

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How I Did It: Sharing Profits With Employees

The associates who interact with your customers on the salesfloor, offer their advice on products and projects and keep a store running are the lifeblood of the home improvement industry. To reward employees who contribute to sales growth, Island Hardware …

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