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Melanie Moul

Melanie is the communications and content manager for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She joined the NHPA team in 2016 as an editor for Hardware Retailing and now helps lead the communications team to deliver relevant, timely content to the industry.

PRO Group’s Kalbach Promoted to Vice President and COO

kalbach

PRO Group Inc. announced that Shari Kalbach has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer. Kalbach will now direct PRO Group’s operational improvements while working to strengthen customer focus. Kalbach has served PRO Group in three key management …

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Breathe New Life Into Your Hand Tools Category

Hand Tools

Hand tools often represent one of the most reliable categories in a home improvement store. Whether a young couple is moving into a new home and building up their supply of DIY tools or a pro needs a replacement for …

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3 Emergency Prep Plans for Your Business and Community

Emergency Prep Plan

Normally at this time of year, retailers would be planning for the unpredictable spring season that often brings severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes. But nothing is normal about the second quarter of 2020. Home improvement retailers know they are lifelines …

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The 3 Metrics You Need to Know to Carry Out Your Plan

Cost of Doing Business Study

Independent retailers have been voluntarily submitting their financial data to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) for more than 100 years to aid in the development of the annual Cost of Doing Business Study. This industry resource gives operators …

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Recognizing an Opportunity in Uncertainty

RMCP

Sometimes it takes hardship to realize the potential to succeed. Hardship—and a little coincidence—led Cody Goeppner, retail manager at Bleyhl Co-op in Washington state, to completely rethink his career plans in 2017. After college and brief careers in theater and …

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America’s Main Streets Quarterfinalist Voting Now Open

america's main streets

With more than 616,000 total votes cast for 160 entrants during the nomination phase of the 2020 America’s Main Streets contest, Independent We Stand has announced the quarterfinalists and the next phase of the contest. The goal of the contest is to draw attention to …

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