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Kick Your Social Media Outreach Up a Notch

social media

Throughout 2020, home improvement retailers had to find new ways to engage their customers and boost sales. One of the key ways they achieved this connection was through digital interaction on some of the world’s biggest social media platforms. As …

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Apply for Foundations of Leadership Program by Feb. 1

Foundations of Leadership program

It’s a new year, which means it’s an excellent time to look at leadership development training for your new managers. Have you considered the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Foundations of Leadership program? The program offers three different …

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What a Turbulent Year Is Teaching Retailers

essential insights

In the final weeks of 2020, it was clear COVID-19 had affected every person in some way: physically, financially, emotionally. Amid the volatility of the year, U.S. retail sales rose and fell dramatically and ultimately ended on a positive note …

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What Housing Holds

A Q&A with Abbe Will about the housing market Abbe Will is a research associate and associate project director of the Remodeling Futures Program for the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Hardware Retailing spoke to Will about …

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Small Businesses Remain Optimistic

A Q&A with Holly Wade about the economy Holly Wade is the executive director of the NFIB Research Center, where she conducts original research and studies public policy effects on small businesses. She produces NFIB’s monthly Small Business Economic Trends …

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Canadian Retailers See Chaotic Rebound

Market Measure

The Canadian retail hardware industry has weathered similar conditions to its southern neighbors through much of 2020. But before the pandemic, sales by the industry overall were facing negative growth at the end of 2019 for the first time since …

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