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Do it Best Names New Sales and Business Development Managers

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Do it Best Corp. has named three of its senior sales and business development leaders to new roles as it strengthens the team to drive additional sales for its member-owners. Effective immediately, Rob Schmiedel serves as the company’s sales operations ... Read More »

Participate in the 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study

2019 cost of doing business study

Do you ever wonder how your operation compares financially to other retailers across the country? Are you curious about the deciding factors that separate an average business from a high-profit operation? If these are questions you ask yourself as you ... Read More »

Retail Insights From Shoptalk 2019

shoptalk 2019

Writing for Forbes, retail analyst Greg Petro dives into a few of his key takeaways from Shoptalk, an annual retail conference that highlights industry trends, technology and business models. Artificial intelligence is getting smarter. Petro says one of the dominant ... Read More »

New Study Highlights Brick-and-Mortar, E-Commerce Connection

As e-commerce continues to grow in popularity among customers, a new study from the National Retail Federation and research firm Forrester shows that retailers are finding new ways to meet customer needs both online and offline. The State of Retailing ... Read More »

House-Hasson Hardware Invests $10M on Inventory, Warehouse Expansion

House-Hasson Hardware

After purchasing inventory from Hardware Distribution Warehouses (HDW) and hiring several of its salespeople, House-Hasson Hardware is planning a 100,000-square-foot expansion of its warehouse in Knoxville, Tennessee. In total, House-Hasson will spend approximately $10M to acquire the HDW inventory and ... Read More »

True Value Honors Its 2018 ‘Best Hardware Store in Town’ Winners

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True Value is shining the spotlight on thirteen of its members, honoring them with the company’s prestigious “Best Hardware Store in Town” title. The winning retailers, selected from more than 4,500 businesses, were honored at the company’s Spring Reunion, held ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Barbecue and Small Business Make Lasting Impressions

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Last week, I was invited to join the team from Independent We Stand on the Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip as a representative for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Over the span of a week, ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: There’s No Place Like Kansas City

Kansas City

After wrapping up Day 4 in St. Louis for Independent We Stand‘s Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, our group was ready to make our way to the last stop of the five-day trip: Kansas City, Missouri. Day ... Read More »