Hardware All Stars: The tradition continues

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Click on the image for the 2019 Class of All Stars.

The tradition continues in 2021: Fifty stores in fifty states.

HBSDealer is formally accepting nominations for the annual Hardware All Star lineup. We're looking for one store from each of the 50 United States. Submit your recommendation here. And tell us in a few words what makes the store special.

What makes a hardware store an All Star? Any or all of the following:

• Innovation in operations, marketing, merchandising;

• High performance, expansion, success or sales growth; 

• Customer focus; community centricity and a commitment to the traditions of the hardware and building supply industry. 

Single-store retailers are as welcome as multi-state regional players. 

The title sponsor of the All Star program once again is STIHL. (Note, honorees need not be STIHL dealers to be recognized for the award.)

If you're a retailer, vendor, analyst, academic or other, submit your nomination for the 2021 class of Hardware All Stars here. HBSDealer will be accepting nominations through April 5. 

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Hum's Hardware & Rental, a 2019 All Star from Arkansas.