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Jaime Koch

Jaime Koch was the managing editor of Hardware Retailing Magazine. Jaime regularly traveled around the country and internationally to visit with retailers and share their stories. Jaime was honored by the American Society of Business Publishers for Editorial Excellence.

International Hardware Fair Opens in Cologne

Languages from around the world could be heard throughout the convention center in Cologne, Germany, as the International Hardware Fair opened the doors on its 39th annual show this morning. More than 80 percent of exhibitors will come from outside …

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Industry Stock Index Inches Higher

Post-Thanksgiving doldrums had Wall Street worried for the good first half of December. As the trading session ended Dec. 31, 2013, markets turned positive as uncertainty was tempered with action from the Federal Reserve. The Hardware Retailing Stock Index gained …

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Top 10 Reasons to Become an NRHA Member


What do you want out of your operation this year? More inventory turns? Higher margins? Better-trained employees? Now that the hustle of the holiday season is finally slowing down you can take a step back, take a deep breath and …

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Blish-Mize Announces New CEO

Blish-Mize Co. of Atchison, Kan appointed Jonathan D. Mize as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding his father, John H. Mize. “I’m excited and honored to be appointed Chief Executive Officer & President of our company,” says Jonathan.  “Under my father’s leadership …

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When I was younger I wanted to open a chain of stores. The stores would be part shoe retailer, part hair salon and part pub, and I wanted to name them Jaime’s Shoes, Dos and Brews. While this was just …

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2013 Trends in Builders’ Hardware

When it comes to being successful selling builders’ hardware, it is important your employees understand and embrace the category’s somewhat split personality. On one hand, builders’ hardware is one of the most dynamic, fashion-forward categories found in home improvement stores, …

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Get Paid By Taking Surveys

Hardware Retailing is looking for your opinions and will pay you for sharing them. The home improvement industry has been relying on industry research from NRHA and Hardware Retailing for more than 100 years. Now, to get even more feedback from retailing’s front …

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