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Catch Up On the Independent Retailer Index Quarterly Report

The Independent Retailer Index, developed by the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) in partnership with The Farnsworth Group, serves as a regular measure of the independent channel’s performance. Discover how your business is faring and determine where you …

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SHRM Offers Inexpensive Ways to Improve Employee Turnover

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The SHRM Research Institute released the Better Workplaces on a Budget study, comprising two complementary reports. The first report details major drivers of employee turnover and shares insights to address and improve employee turnover.  According to the HR professionals surveyed …

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Filling In the Cracks

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Winter is coming, so it’s important to help your customers start weatherizing their homes so they can keep the cold out and save money on their heating bills. One part of this process involves using caulk to create better seals …

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Catering to Customers’ House Needs

In spite of other economic uncertainties, the housing market has stayed competitive. In this hot market, learning what types of houses are being purchased, who is buying them and their motivation for purchasing allows retailers to target new customers and …

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Paint Goes High Tech

Technology touches every area of our lives and has even made its way into the paint world. If your customers are looking for the latest and greatest in paint, stock these high-tech products.  Colorfast Technology For long-lasting color, Benjamin Moore …

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Take Your Bakeware to the Next Level

As the holiday season approaches, the cookware is brought out and the baking commences to provide comfort to the home. To capture the holiday baking audience, stock a wide variety of bakeware in your operation. Bakeware provides an opportunity for …

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How to Protect Your Business From Ransomware Attacks

Ransomeware is a type of malware that can either encrypt all your data so you can’t access it or lock you out of your computer or entire network. According to IBM Security’s X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2022 Full Report, 21% …

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Taking the Headaches Out of Hard Water

Out of sight and out of mind for many people, a water softener is one of those necessities that you don’t realize you need until you take that first shower in hard water or start to see the yellow hard …

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