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Author Archives: Liz Lichtenberger

Blish-Mize Executive Chairman Celebrates 55 Years

For many businesses, employee longevity is a rarity. But imagine working at a company for over 55 years, rarely missing any of the last 14,300 days of work. That’s the case for John H. Mize, executive chairman of Blish-Mize. He’s held almost ... Read More »

New Products, Services Rolled Out at Do it Best Spring Market

Do it Best

Do it Best Corp. is prepared to offer its retailers any product or service they need. This was evident at the co-op’s spring market, which was held last weekend at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The event featured new ... Read More »

Meet the 2017 Top Guns

To view a PDF of this story, click here. It’s a brave new world for independent home improvement retailers today. Retailing is changing, and welcoming the challenge head-on is a new breed of independents embracing a bright future for our ... Read More »

Expansion, Efficiency Key Themes at Blish-Mize Spring Buying Market

There were big crowds, busy aisles and a positive atmosphere at the Blish-Mize Spring Buying Market, which was held last weekend in Overland Park, Kansas. Customers gathered to find new products, good deals and more. “We’ve seen strong attendance,” says ... Read More »

Is Your Store Ready For Spring?

Spring has sprung in many parts of the country–and where it hasn’t, it will soon. The weather is getting warmer and your customers are ready to do some spring cleaning and tackle the outdoor projects they’ve been thinking about over ... Read More »

Through the Eyes of a Shoplifter

shoplifting

To view a PDF of this story, click here. In the June 1968 issue of the magazine, then-managing editor John J. Sullivan tried his hand at shoplifting from a few independent stores, just to see how easy it was to ... Read More »

Plenty to See and Do at Orgill Spring Dealer Market

Orgill

Retailers from around the world gathered at the Orgill Spring Dealer Market to find good deals, see new products and get ideas for improving their businesses. The show was Feb. 16-18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. “It’s ... Read More »

What Are Your Plans for 2017?

Plans For 2017

A new year is here! What are your personal and professional goals or plans for 2017? We talked with a few industry professionals to see what they wanted to accomplish in 2017. Whether it’s time management, human resources, product knowledge ... Read More »