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Distribution America Members Benefit From Clear Communication

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Dave Christmas President and CEO Distribution America president and CEO Dave Christmas oversees a network of six distributor members who in turn serve retailers across North America with extensive inventory and unique marketing programs. Learn more about the strategic advantages ... Read More »

Product Rundown: Convenient Painting Tools

Hardware Retailing editor Chad Husted shows some painting tools that can help any homeowner or DIYer make quick work of their next painting project. From brushes to magnetic paint pails, there are plenty of great products retailers can stock their ... Read More »

Exploring Accessories for Hand and Power Tools

Getting the most out of a purchase isn’t just a shopping strategy for consumers. Manufacturers are eager to offer accessories that can extend the applications of their products and boost sales while retailers are always looking to increase transaction sizes ... Read More »

Help Customers With These Memorial Day Projects

Memorial Day isn’t just a day of remembrance and the unofficial start of the summer. It’s a well-known weekend for outdoor events, IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 and, most importantly to independent retailers, home projects. Whether it’s sprucing up an entertainment space ... Read More »

Lowe’s Reports $17.7B in Q1 2019 Sales

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Big-box home improvement chain Lowe’s has announced its first-quarter 2019 financial results. In total, Lowe’s achieved net earnings of $1.0 billion, up 1.2 percent from the same period in 2018, the company reports. Lowe’s also announced its decision to “sell ... Read More »

Look Back at the 2019 NRHA All-Industry Conference

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The home improvement industry shone bright in Las Vegas last week during the 2019 North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) All-Industry Conference, co-located with the National Hardware Show®. From informative new data to gripping presentations from retail leaders and insight ... Read More »

Outdoor Living Ideas for 2019

Outdoor living trends are evolving along with consumers, and independent hardware retailers must respond with updated product selections and styles to keep pace. From new furniture options to the latest in outdoor cooking appliances, the modern outdoor space is more ... Read More »

Bring Visibility to Your Website With SEO

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By Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Coming Into Focus If you have a website, but no one can find it, do you even have a website? Many business owners today know that having a web presence is a necessity. Studies show even ... Read More »