Hardware Retailing

MAY 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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May 2017 | HARDWARE RETAILING 162 HARDWARE RETAILING | May 2017 162 NRHA All-Industry Conference Speakers Eugene Andreassi Eugene Andreassi is vice president of retail services for Benjamin Moore & Co. He leads development and installation of next-generation retail store design, customer experience and merchandising concepts for the company's independent paint, decorating and hardware retailers. Jim Robisch Jim Robisch is senior partner with The Farnsworth Group, a market research and strategy consulting firm that specializes in the hardware, home improvement and building supply markets. He directs all retailer and wholesale service activities, including customer intelligence, brand positioning, advertising, market expansion, consumer research and more. Dustin Kaehr Dustin Kaehr is a retail motivator and consultant with over 17 years of experience working with independent hardware, farm and agriculture retailers, national retail chains and small businesses. He presents seminars and training sessions on a range of topics, including marketing, sales growth, employee retention and the customer experience. Will Aubuchon Will Aubuchon is CEO of Aubuchon Hardware, which is headquartered in Westminster, Massachusetts, and has more than 100 locations throughout the Northeast. Aubuchon was introduced to his family-owned and -operated company as a child and became a full-time employee in 1999. He was elected to the NRHA board in 2014. Mary Walter Mary Walter is a renowned retail expert. With more than 20 years' experience in helping managers become exceptional leaders, she has the secret to accelerating leaders' development and transforming results. She serves clients with a focus on measurable change and solutions that align with the business model and customer priorities. Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. Kit Yarrow, Ph.D., is an award-winning consumer psychologist, professor and consultant. She is the author of the best-selling book, Decoding the New Consumer Mind, and co-author of Gen BuY. She also writes about consumer behavior for Time and Money magazines. Al Meyers At Kalypso, Al Meyers brings innovation and new product development services to the retail sector and speaks on the future of retailing and innovation. His retail consulting experience includes developing strategies and implementation for customer focus, competitive appeals, omnichannel transformations and more. Stop By the NRHA Village Located in the main lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the NRHA Village is home to the NRHA All-Industry Conference and serves as a hub for independent retailers who attend the National Hardware Show ® . Make sure to visit the NRHA Village to hear presentations from a variety of industry speakers. More information about each of the speakers is listed on this page.

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