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

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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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Retailers Find Unusual Paths to Hardware

As an entrepreneur, how many hats can you wear? You may only have so much real estate up top, but it can seem like it takes a whole collection of headwear just to get through the day. Accountant, human resources …

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How Retailers Have Expanded Their Community Endeavors

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org Finding the Time It’s perfectly normal for entrepreneurs and small business owners to focus the majority of their time and efforts on their stores and business efforts. Running an …

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Hardware Retailing March: Ace Hardware Distributor Profile

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Check out the March issue of Hardware Retailing to get a close-up look at Ace Hardware’s latest initiatives and goals for the future. The March issue continues the magazine’s distributor profile series, exploring Ace Hardware’s mission and vision, merchandising strategy, latest logistics innovations …

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Orgill’s Putting the Focus on the Customer

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Service By Design By Liz Lichtenberger, llichtenberger@nrha.org In its 172-year history, Memphis, Tennessee-based Orgill Inc. has witnessed many changes impacting the home improvement industry. Long recognized as an industry leader, Orgill …

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The Faces of Orgill: Retailer Profiles

To give readers a better look at Orgill, we spoke to retailers in the industry that have partnered with the distributor. Read these profiles to learn how Orgill supports and works with these independent businesses. Zarsky Rebuilds, Remodels Location After …

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