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Dan Tratensek

In his position as publisher of Hardware Retailing magazine, Dan has the opportunity to visit with independent retailers of all types and sizes and use these visits to shape the editorial direction of the magazine to meet the needs of the independent hardware retail market. Dan also oversees NRHA’s other publishing projects, which include a range of special interest publications, contract publishing titles, online content and more. Dan formerly worked as an editor and reporter for Hardware Retailing and has been involved in business journalism and news reporting for the past two decades

Market Measure 2024: The Industry’s Annual Report

Market Measure 2024

While few might call what the home improvement industry experienced during the pandemic a party, 2023 had all the feelings of a day-after hangover as businesses struggled to find their footing and were left dealing with the aftermath of three …

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Latest Episodes SPECIAL SERIES – Pep Talk Episode 19 While we have all learned a lot living through this pandemic some companies in the industry have been around to see other major events that have rattled the nation. This week, …

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Global DIY Summit Unites Home Improvement Industry

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The  seventh annual Global DIY Summit came to a close last Friday in Dublin. Throughout the three-day conference, representatives from around the world gathered to discuss issues impacting the home improvement market and the retailers serving it. The event, which …

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True Value Shareholders Vote to Proceed With Sale


After months of speculation, 15 roundtable sessions and thousands of individual conversations and emails with members, the votes are in and True Value’s shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of 70 percent of the company’s stock to private-equity firm ACON …

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