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 18 We're More Powerful With One Voice L ast month, we showcased the educational and training opportunities that are available to you with an NRHA Membership. These programs support the NRHA mission—to help independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards, regardless of wholesale affiliation, become better and more profitable retailers—and our three pillars— educate, advocate and associate. To advocate for independent home improvement retailers, NRHA conducts original research and hosts events across industry channels so you have access to the tools you need to run a successful business. To access the resources below, visit nrha.org/membership, contact NRHA Member Services at nrha@nrha.org or call 800-772-4424. NRHA News Make Smarter Decisions Make Your Voice Heard NRHA research studies present new and relevant data to help retailers make smart business decisions. Some of the current resources include these studies and reports. • Home Sweet Home Study • Employee Compensation Study • 2016 Cost of Doing Business Study • Market Measure Report • Merchandising for Profit • 2016 Social Media Study • 2016 Retailer's Website Usage Are you ready to join the conversation? NRHA is the only organization where 35,000 independent retailers can come together, regardless of affiliation, and have a collective voice with the industry, consumers and government entities. NRHA provides the following avenues for you to share your voice. • NRHA State of Independents Conference (SOIC) • NRHA Advocacy Advisory Group • Retailer Research Panel 2017 will mark the 100th consecutive year NRHA will publish its Cost of Doing Business Study. The State of Independents Conference is the place to get input from all segments of the channel. "At the NRHA State of Independents Conference, I mentioned a few issues I had with vendors. They reached out to me directly wanting feedback on how to change their programs." Megan Menzer | Newton's True Value | Member since 2009 123

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