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Planning for Succession With Gary Pittsford

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In 2020, Hardware Retailing is talking about succession planning in each issue of the magazine. To get the series started, we consulted with Gary Pittsford, president and CEO of Castle Wealth Advisors, a financial advisory firm that has been guiding …

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4 Big Wins From the Foundations of Leadership Program

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Investing in your management-level employees through training is a surefire way to prove you care for them and their long-term position with your company. The North American Retail Hardware Association’s Foundations of Leadership program instills key leadership concepts and personal …

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Mastering Merchandising in the Clothing Department

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Rick Hoover’s family has been in the hardware business for more than 50 years, serving a small community of just over 1,200 people in northern Pennsylvania. As the clothing retail industry started shifting and malls were no longer traffic-drivers, Hoover …

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Market Measure 2019: The Industry’s Annual Report

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story now.  Though there has been a lot of hushed talk in recent months about the R-word looming on our economic horizon, economist opinions are certainly split about whether a recession …

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How I Did It: Became the 7th Generation Owner

Business training and a long family history in entrepreneurship still weren’t enough to prepare Margaret Clark for the challenges of passing a business from one generation to the next. The seventh-generation owner of Clarks Hardware in Ellicott City, Maryland, Clark …

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3 Ways to Optimize Your Website for Voice Search

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Your company’s SEO strategy is a moving target. With each year come new tech advances requiring retailers to shift their tactics and find new ways to rank as highly as possible for maximum exposure on customers’ search engine results pages. …

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