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Tapping Into Industry Data to Finance Growth

Data Drive Decisions

The North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Cost of Doing Business Study has been aiding retailers in making operational and planning decisions for several decades, thanks to the robust data points included in the study. The study presents composite …

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Guidelines for AI Usage in the Retail Sector

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to expand throughout all industries, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has published a series of guidelines called the Principles for Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Retail Sector. These guidelines strive to encourage governance of …

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Industry Insights, Data Drive Decisions for Retailer

Data Drive Decisions

In an effort to help retailers become better and more profitable, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has surveyed home improvement operators throughout the U.S. to develop the benchmark report known as the Cost of Doing Business Study.  …

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Expert Column: Crafting The Right Product Assortment 

By Tony Corsberg Principle Merchant5 Advisors Product assortment is the bedrock of retail. Assortment planning is the process of selecting the right items to be presented in a limited selling space that meet customers’ needs and are productive inventory within …

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Wholesaler Central: HDA Plans Executive Planning Conference

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AFTER HOSTING a sold-out Group Merchandising Conference in May, Hardlines Distribution Alliance (HDA) is setting its sights on the Executive Planning Conference (EPC) scheduled for November 19-21 in Tucson, Arizona. This year, the EPC is brimming with opportunity for member …

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