Hardware Retailing

FEB 2017

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 | February 2017 6 Contents Departments 08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On the Web 10 . . . . . . . . . . Independent Thinking 12 . . . . . . . Taking Care of Business 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NRHA News 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trends 28 . . . New Products by Industry Edge 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Checkouts 100 . . . . . . . . Newsmakers/Calendar 106 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Word On the Cover David Brewer of Brewer's True Value has developed the homebrewing niche at his St . Peters, Missouri, store into a top-selling category . NRHA photo by Graeme Haase 88 INDUSTRY PROFILE Historical Tool Collection Lone Oaks Farm is a Tennessee treasure: It's a working cattle ranch, corporate retreat, wedding destination and a place for college students to study agriculture . On top of that, the farm is also home to an extensive and fascinating antique tool collection . 94 RETAILER PROFILE Rich Past, Promising Future Dwyer Bros . in London, Ohio, has been a part of its community since 1888 . Still in its original location, the store combines old-time charm with a modern approach to retailing and attracts historians and DIY shoppers alike . OPERATIONS The Life Cycle of a New Product Discovering and stocking new products and eliminating slow movers are vital steps to a successful operation . This article highlights one retailer's three-step process to remaining relevant . 48 "At NRHA's Human Resources Roundtable, I got different perspectives from a variety of retailers, which provided me with insights for my day-to-day business." Kim Tarrant | Human Resources Manager | Family Farm and Home In 2013, NRHA launched the Retail Leadership Institute to provide a line-up of high-touch, high-impact, retail-focused programs designed to develop and groom key managers and future retail owners . Did You Know? Research and Discover 1 Stock and Showcase 2 Keep It or Move On 3 82 LEADERSHIP The Retail Leadership Institute Find out more about the new and innovative programs NRHA continues to add to its Retail Leadership Institute and how it serves and develops the industry's retail leaders .

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