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NHPA Road Trip Roundups

renee on the road

Click the stories below to read about previous retailer visits from the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA). Follow NHPA on Instagram and Facebook to follow along with the upcoming Renee on the Road visits. Highlighting Independent Retailers Along …

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NHPA Kicks Off Renee on the Road in Florida

renee on the road

This week, staff members with the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) are heading out on a new adventure, road tripping through Florida to visit independent home improvement retailers.  The trip to Florida—which will take the team through Orlando …

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NRHA Road Trip Highlights Northeast Retailers

road trip

Exploring new places, seeing how locals interact with one another, trying new cuisines—there are many reasons people love to travel. Now imagine taking that love of travel and a passion for telling the stories of independent home improvement retailers and …

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Maine Retailer Empowers Team to Find Their Voice

voice

In 2010, Kevin Hancock had a lot on his mind. As the chairman, president and CEO of Hancock Lumber, a seventh-generation family business that employs over 500 people, he was focused on navigating the operation through the recession. On top …

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NRHA New England Road Trip Shows Strength of Independent Retail

New England Road Trip

In order to stay connected with retailers like you, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) makes it a point to get out and visit as many independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards in North America as we can. …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Tailoring Inventory and Serving Communities in Vermont, Boston

Vermont

On the fourth day of the NRHA New England Road Trip, I made my way to the Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe, Vermont, to get some sleep before my final day of meeting the enterprising retailers who call the region …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Reliable Operations in New Hampshire, Fun Vibes in Vermont

New Hampshire

After dropping my NRHA colleague Kevin off at the airport Wednesday evening, I made my way to Exeter, New Hampshire. I checked into The Exeter Inn, a boutique hotel that was built in 1932 to host visitors to the Phillips …

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Hit the Road With Renee: Home Improvement History and Theatrics in Massachusetts

Massachusetts

On the third day of the NRHA New England Road Trip, my colleague Kevin and I were eager to visit and learn more about two outstanding operations in Massachusetts. We were also excited to reach Boston and enjoy a taste …

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