Taking “Doing More with Less” to a New Level

Taking “Doing More with Less” to a New Level

The daily business of HARDI members, as well as the business of HARDI itself, is far more complicated today than when I first came to HARDI in 2006. The stakes for our members and their association also seem to be significantly higher as opportunities generate greater...
The Danger of Bubbles

The Danger of Bubbles

No, this is not an economic forecasting article or the debut of a new passion about consumer product safety. It is, however, intended to be a warning shot of an epidemic I see spreading quickly across our world, society, and industry. I’m not sure whether it’s due to...
“Enough with the Cheesesteaks Already!”

“Enough with the Cheesesteaks Already!”

Yes, Philadelphia is the home of authentic cheesesteaks and yes, those of us from Philadelphia are very critical of any foreign attempts to replicate a true cheesesteak, but we also grow tired of every national telecast of a major event giving the impression that all...
Is Turn-and-Earn Your Cut Ham?

Is Turn-and-Earn Your Cut Ham?

I celebrated my 10th anniversary with HARDI last May, just over five years as CEO and it’s amazing how fast time has passed. What surprises me even more is how often I now find myself unable to recall why we do some things certain ways, despite having seen just about...
Is Digital Content Making You Money?

Is Digital Content Making You Money?

This month the HARDI Research Foundation sponsored a research survey to our distributor and manufacturer members to help us quantify where the HARDI membership is along the broad spectrum of digital content and e-commerce capabilities. The brief survey holds the...
The Patriotism of Energy Efficiency

The Patriotism of Energy Efficiency

Last weekend marked the beginning of a landmark initiative for HARDI, our distributor members, supplier partners, and most importantly for at least 100 wounded heroes from America’s armed forces. Impact Committee Co-Chairs Mike Braun, Gustave A. Larson Co., and Dave...