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Spring is the perfect time to focus on home improvement,

starting with finding the right door hardware.

While home security is typically top-of-mind, door hardware such as locksets and deadbolts are generally overlooked and purchasing new locks is not a simple decision. Does it need to withstand repeated, long-term use? Or heavy impact, in the case of an intruder?

lessons learned

What we can learn from the Toys ‘R’ Us experience.

By Dan Westmoreland

Toys ‘R’ Us occupied a special place in the hearts and minds of children. As the go-to store for toys, video games and other imaginative forms of entertainment, Toys ‘R’ Us was on a pedestal. That is until it was abruptly knocked off by its own finances.  

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The BHMA Secure Home™ label makes shopping for hardware easy.

By Ralph Vasami

The BHMA Certified Secure Home label is the first of its kind to help retailers – and consumers – easily identify which locks and deadbolts have been tested, certified and rated according to performance standards for home security and product durability, including the product’s ability to stay aesthetically appealing, despite repeated use and weathering. 

hiring smart

Elevate your brand by hiring and retaining the right people.

By Stefan Midford

The gig economy is here to stay. With 59 percent of America’s workforce – some 80 million Americans – comprised of hourly workers who are highly mobile, retailers recognize that, to remain competitive and elevate their brand, they must hire and retain the right people. 

So, how can retailers find and retain the right kind of workers who can both connect with customers and steadily improve work quality? Here are six tips for building your customer-focused front line.

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