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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.

How to Approach Risk Mitigation Like the Big Boxes Do

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It’s annual report season, which means analysts and investors are poring over 10-Ks and other government filings to see who met expectations in 2023, who fell short and what’s to come in 2024. As an independent home improvement operator, you …

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3 Actions You Can Take to Improve Employee Engagement

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In the most recent Gallup survey about employee engagement, respondents report a decline in access to training, less connection to their organization’s mission and infrequent praise in the workplace. Since 2020, the amount of workers who say they know what’s …

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Do it Best Names Eric Knox Director of LBM Sales

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Do it Best has announced the appointment of Eric Knox as the new director of LBM sales. Formerly the director of strategic business development, Eric brings a proven track record and a wealth of sales experience. Eric will focus on …

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Do it Best, United Merger Approved by Shareholders

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On April 5, United Hardware shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favor of the previously announced merger with Do it Best. According to the co-ops, the merger will enhance efficiency, add buying power and drive store growth for previous United Hardware dealers …

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Aubuchon Company Acquiring 7-Store Chain in Vermont

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Rick Bibens has agreed to sell Bibens Ace Hardware, with seven locations in Vermont in to the Aubuchon Company, the oldest and largest group of family-owned hardware stores in America. The stores will continue to operate as Bibens Ace Hardware, …

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