Posts Tagged "North American Retail Hardware Association"

New Study Shows One Way that Locals Crush Amazon

New Study Shows One Way that Locals Crush Amazon

Amazon isn’t known for losing, but there’s at least one way that local brick-and-mortar businesses undeniably outperform the online mega-retailer. Just two weeks after Amazon’s quarterly earnings report showed huge growth, a new study by Civic Economics reveals what those earnings mean for communities and local economies across the country – and they don’t mean much. The 2018 Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon study reports that local hardware and…read more →

Independent We Stand Sets Off On A Main Streets Make Us Better Road Trip

Independent We Stand Sets Off On A Main Streets Make Us Better Road Trip

The Independent We Stand team is taking off on our Main Streets Make Us Better road trip, starting on Monday June 29 through Friday July 3. Along the way, we will visit five cities in five states in five days and try to eat, stay, play and shop local the entire day. At the same time, we will interview business owners and community advocates to raise awareness of the importance…read more →

Some of The Most Influential Buy Local Campaigns

Some of The Most Influential Buy Local Campaigns

It’s no secret that buy local campaigns are making a difference in the small business community. These campaigns drive consumers away from national chains and toward small businesses, while connecting small business owners with like-minded partners and resources.

You Need a Plan for the Holidays

You Need a Plan for the Holidays

Last November, Victoria Fantauzzi and Karen King looked forward to a busy holiday season for their new online retail business, La Bella Figura Beauty. They figured that sales of their organic skin-care products and perfumes would naturally increase, and so they didn’t do anything special to entice shoppers.

Price Hardware – A Haven for Husbands AND Wives

Though Price Hardware has been a family owned and operated business for more than six decades, they are anything but traditional. John and Carol Price are flipping the switch on the hardware industry – their store, once dedicated strictly to power tools, has recently welcomed tea kettles and china.

There’s a New Toolbox in Town: PlanItDIY.com

Even the smallest home renovation project can seem like a daunting task when planning to do it yourself. Not all of us are home repair savvy, but thanks to the North American Hardware Retailer’s Association’s new website, PlanItDIY.com, we don’t have to be. Experts from more than 36,000 independent hardware retailers, lumber yards, and home centers across the nation have compiled their knowledge into a website that will help you answer any question you could have about “do it yourself” projects.

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