Hardware Retailing

APR 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 | April 2017 4 Contents APRIL 2017 | VOLUME 212 | ISSUE 4 Departments 06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On the Web 08 . . . . . . . . . Independent Thinking 10 . . . . . . . . Taking Care of Business 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NRHA News 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trends 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Products 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Checkouts 74 . . . . . . . . . Newsmakers/Calendar 78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Word On the Cover Samantha Post, marketing manager of T & M Hardware and Rental in Harmony, Pennsylvania, works with her team to solve merchandising challenges every day at the business' multiple locations . NRHA photo by Graeme Haase 66 INDUSTRY EVENT NRHA All-Industry Conference and the National Hardware Show ® We've outlined all the must-see ceremonies, must-hear speakers and must-do happenings at this year's event. 72 ASSOCIATION NEWS Independence Matters NRHA's chief operating officer, Bob Cutter, and the Paint and Decorating Retailers Association executive director, LeAnn Day, discuss the new alliance between these associations that support independent retailers. 52 CATEGORY FEATURE Core Category All-Stars: Part I There's so much to show off that we need two issues to cover it all. Here, see Part I of the All-Stars, which includes the best in electrical, plumbing and lawn and garden, and find some ideas for your store. 60 CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT Solar Has Flare Learn how best-in-class retailer TreeHouse educates, sells and installs solar products for its customers. Also, gain insights into the evolution of solar technology and where it's headed. MERCHANDISING Make an Impression T & M Hardware and Rental has six locations, each with a different layout and unique merchandising challenges. See how three locations find ways to master merchandising, regardless of the store's shape, size or structural obstacles. 44

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