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3 Steps to Greater Lumberyard Efficiency

A lumberyard can be a loud, chaotic place. Whether it’s builders making an emergency run for supplies or a dozen DIYers reviewing options for their latest backyard project, the space can quickly become frenetic. Lumberyard efficiency becomes even more important …

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Approaching Electrical Projects With Customers

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Discussing home projects dealing with electricity likely puts a charge through any retailer. When helping customers tackle electrical projects, retailers should consider how difficult the project is and how a customer is planning to take it on. Some, like installing …

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An Evolution in Customer Experience

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Offering a standout in-store customer experience is a rapidly evolving competition between independent retailers and national or global chains. That experience is also stacked against the convenience of online retailers. But what should differentiation, especially for small businesses, look like? …

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4 Ways the Foundations of Leadership Program Helps Retailers Excel

online leadership training

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has a full range of resources to help independent home improvement retailers prosper. One of the most versatile options is the Foundations of Leadership program, an online leadership training course that aims to …

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2019 Young Retailer of the Year: TJ Colson

TJ Colson Director of Store Operations Wilco Farm Stores Oregon and Washington I’m a big believer in taking time to fully train and support your employees. That’s how your business will reach a high level of performance. After TJ Colson …

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2019 Young Retailer of the Year: Franklin Cloninger

Franklin Cloninger General Manager Triangle True Value Hardware and Rental Greenwood, South Carolina Building relationships with the community lets people know we have local roots and gives us feedback about how we can meet their needs. Franklin Cloninger started managing …

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2019 Young Retailer of the Year: Morgan Godfrey

Morgan Godfrey Part Owner and Retail Manager Select Source Kimberly, Idaho We help fellow businesses because I think I live in the best community on earth, and I want to do anything I can to make it better. As part …

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Retailers See Need in Skilled Trades

Imagine stepping down into your basement and finding an inch of water. Your new house doesn’t have grounded outlets. And that ancient tree in your backyard is one storm away from knocking out a wall. These are all issues that …

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