Hardware Retailing

DEC 2018

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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HARDWARE RETAILING | December 2018 12 NRHA News A Look Back at a Year of Growth and Opportunity T his was a year of action for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). From organizing research to championing retailers and developing new training programs, your association worked to strengthen the industry and the people who power it. Take a look back at the year with a few of 2018's major milestones. Stay tuned to learn new ways NRHA is powering the independent channel by visiting nrha.org. The Next Generation Before the NRHA All-Industry Conference, the association celebrated Young Retailer of the Year honorees. From California to Nova Scotia, these retailers are finding new ways to succeed in the independent channel. New Inventory Management Course The new course, which debuted in October, provides a high-level overview of strategies and best practices to help retailers and employees effectively manage their inventory. NRHA All-Industry Conference In May, NRHA hosted the All-Industry Conference in conjunction with the National Hardware Show ® . Attendees networked and learned about industry research. Cost of Doing Business Study This fall, NRHA unveiled the 2018 Cost of Doing Business Study. Compiled with information from nearly 1,000 retailers, the study can help operators make sound business decisions. A New Home Online In July, NRHA completely redesigned its website, giving retailers easier access to all of the association's products and services, including training, business services, research, events and more. A New Chairman Montana retailer TJ Comstock became the new chairman of NRHA, replacing outgoing chairman Megan Menzer. As chairman, he hopes to continue NRHA's training initiatives and find new ways to strengthen the channel.

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