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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.

Achieving a Low-Maintenance Lawn and Garden

Lawn and Garden

To get additional insights into the customers who are seeking low-maintenance lawn and garden options and how to serve them, Hardware Retailing spoke to three retailers who operate extensive garden centers as part of their home improvement businesses. American yards …

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Take a Tour of Irish Home Improvement Stores

Last month, Hardware Retailing publisher Dan Tratensek attended the seventh annual Global DIY Summit in Dublin. The Global DIY Summit brings together some of the top industry luminaries from around the world to discuss the home improvement industry, retail, the …

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4 Years of Honoring America’s Main Streets

america's main streets

For the last four years, shop-local organization Independent We Stand has hosted the America’s Main Streets Contest. The public votes for its favorite Main Street, and the winning town wins prizes from contest sponsors STIHL, Do it Best Corp. and …

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Banking on Potato Donations

donations

Bavarian Home Hardware in Kimberley, British Columbia, joined other organizations in town for the second year in a row for the Spud Bucket Challenge. For two weeks in late April, customers could purchase  a 15-liter bucket and one seed potato …

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6 Components of a Strong Leader

leader

How do you identify a worker in your operation who is ready to be a leader? You may have team members already on staff who can fill shift supervisor and assistant manager roles, so take some time to build up …

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Do it Best Spring Market Focuses on Innovation, Experience

do it best spring market

The 2019 Do it Best Spring Market landed in Indianapolis May 17-20, and the co-op brought expanded opportunities for members to discover new products and enhance customer experiences. “It’s all about customer experience,” says Rich Lynch, Do it Best Corp. vice president …

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