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Four Retailers Chosen as Industry’s Top Guns for 2016

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), Hardware Retailing magazine and the National Hardware Show® have named four outstanding independent home improvement retail leaders as The Industry’s Top Guns. The honorees are Eli Bliffert of Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, Tim …

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Avoiding Common Leadership Mistakes


All leaders have at least one thing in common – they’ve all made major mistakes somewhere along the way. Take it from Dave Ramsey, author, motivational speaker, TV personality and radio host. “We screwed up, that screw up brought us pain, …

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Menards Violates Labor Laws, Says NLRB


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says that Menards Inc. is violating federal labor laws in the way that it treats its employees. Back in December, The Progressive published an article, which included a section of the Menards’ employee agreement containing proof …

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Lowe’s HoloLens to Reinvent View of Remodeling

Lowe's HoloLens

The use of sample squares and paint swatches might be becoming old school in home remodeling because of a device called a HoloLens. Lowe’s and Microsoft are partnering to reinvent the way customers visualize home improvement with augmented reality glasses. HoloLens …

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Industry Provides $76,000 for Retail Management Certification Program


Industry manufacturers and distributors are collectively providing more than $76,000 in scholarship funds to pay part of the cost for 13 retailers to attend the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) Retail Management Certification Program this spring. A panel comprised of members of NRHA’s Retail Leadership …

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E-Commerce Driving Retail Fraud Loss

Loss prevention is top of mind year-round for most retailers, but businesses may be more susceptible to retail fraud now than ever before. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported findings from the 2015 True Cost of Fraud Study from LexisNexis, which …

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They Would If They Could: Millennials on Homebuying

The majority of millennials are renters, not homeowners — but a new survey shows they would buy houses if they could. According to Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME), a quarterly consumer survey released by the National Association of Realtors for the …

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PRO Group Announces Lancaster as Member


This week, PRO Group, Inc. announced that Lancaster will join PRO Group as its newest distributor member effective Jan. 1. PRO Group and Lancaster are excited about the opportunities this relationship will bring to both organizations. Over the coming months, PRO Group will be …

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