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Author Archives: Liz Lichtenberger

Longtime Blish-Mize Executive to Retire

John H. Mize

John H. Mize, executive chairman and chairman of the board of Blish-Mize Company, plans to retire from active management May 30, after 56 years on the job. “I look back on our almost-150-year history and feel gratitude to so many ... Read More »

Orgill Customers Enjoy Busy Dealer Market in Orlando

dealer market

Retailers from all over the world gathered Feb. 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, for Orgill’s Spring Dealer Market, where they looked for great buys, found new products and learned about Orgill’s many services and programs. The Dealer Market was held at ... Read More »

Lumber Store Keeps Its Ties to the Past

Scale and bins from original store

Tucked away in the back of Snodderley Lumber in Clearmont, Missouri, is a trip into the past. Running along the wall are bins containing every kind of bolt, washer and nut imaginable, and on a counter right next to them ... Read More »

Mural Draws Attention to Store and Community

metter mural

For a long time, the building behind Trapnell-Tomlinson Co. in Metter, Georgia, had just a blank wall on the east end that could easily be seen from a major thoroughfare for the community. Owner Pernal Franklin has long envisioned having ... Read More »

Staff Members Find Creative Way to Commemorate Anniversary Sale

Customers visiting Keim Lumber in Charm, Ohio, during the store’s recent anniversary sale saw a stunning sight as soon as they walked in the door. In the store’s lobby hung a large chandelier made of more than 1,700 paper flowers, ... Read More »

New Items Board Announces New Products for Employees

When there’s a new arrival at Mark’s Ace Hardware, Camille Gibson wants to make sure everyone has a chance to see it. Gibson, general manager for the Tucson, Arizona, store, doesn’t want any new addition to her product lineup to ... Read More »

Learn from NRHA All-Industry Conference Speakers

What can you do to help your employees succeed? How can you capitalize off the trends in the home improvement industry? What can you do to set your business apart from your competitors? Two retail experts, Dr. Kit Yarrow, a ... Read More »

Ohio Retailer’s Endcaps Draw Attention

Customers at Boliantz Hardware instantly notice the endcaps around the store’s salesfloor. Typically, endcap signage gives retailers limited creativity, outside of swapping pricing for featured items. At Boliantz, however, endcaps provide much more visual interest, as well as functionality. Casey ... Read More »