Hardware Retailing

MAY 2018

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 | May 2018 8 On the Web SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS @HardwareRetailing @hardwareretail BLOG An Inside Look at Local Businesses Along the Mississippi Hardware Retailing profiles editor Renee Changnon spent five days road tripping along the Mississippi River with Independent We Stand, visiting only locally owned business along the way. Read her trip recap on page 196, then go to TheRedT.com/road-trip-pics to see photos from her adventure. PROFILES A Bird's-Eye View of 5 Big-Box Retailers In this issue, you get an inside look at Menards in Hardware Retailing's annual 360-degree feature. Visit TheRedT.com/360-overview to read up on the history and inner workings of other big-box companies, including Target, Amazon, Tractor Supply Co. and Walmart to learn what makes these retailers so successful. RESEARCH How Are Retailers Planning for Their Futures? NRHA recently released its Succession Planning Study. Visit TheRedT.com/sp-study to download the study for an in-depth look at where independent home improvement retailers stand on planning for their company's future, and to read insights from those who have developed and executed a succession plan. VIDEO Build Your Brand and Market Your Business With Video Hear marketing and branding expert Dennis Yu's strategy for using videos to increase brand awareness, encourage customer engagement and achieve conversions at TheRedT.com/3x3-videos.

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