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Dollar General to Open 900 Stores, Go Urban

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Dollar General recently announced plans to open 900 stores, remodel 1,000 existing stores and expand into urban areas in 2018, The Wall Street Journal reports. The discount retailer already has about 14,000 locations in the U.S., mostly in rural areas, ... Read More »

Carr Hardware Wins National Retail Contest

For the past few months, Independent We Stand, a movement that exists to support independent businesses, has held its seventh annual Independent Small Business of the Year award, or Indie Award contest. The contest is designed to help recognize the top ... Read More »

Home Improvement Retailer Busy Beaver Expands

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Pittsburgh-based home improvement retailer Busy Beaver has announced plans to open five new locations in 2018, the company reports in a press release. These new stores will be in addition to the 18 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia ... Read More »

Menards Plans to Build Robotic Warehouse

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Wisconsin-based home improvement retailer Menards has announced plans to construct a new warehouse that will incorporate a 60-foot-tall robotic system to speed up delivery times and cut operating costs, the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports. “To be more competitive, we are ... Read More »

Walmart Makes Official Name Change to Reflect Modern Retail

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As Walmart continues to compete with omnichannel retailers, the company has made a legal name change to reflect how modern customers shop the brand. On Dec. 6, Walmart announced plans to change the company’s legal name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to ... Read More »

Arizona Sisters Put Family in Family Business

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Sisters Julie Buchkowski and Tricia Dauwalder-Luna have a special bond. Not only are they best friends, but even as they have built families of their own, they have remained as close as ever by working together in their family business, ... Read More »

Sales, Vendor Displays Growing at House-Hasson Markets

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Sales are growing at House-Hasson Hardware dealer markets and so are the vendor displays. Figures for House-Hasson’s October 2017 dealer market in Sevierville, Tennessee, saw a 13 percent sales increase over 2016, which was up 14 percent over 2015. In ... Read More »

Retailers Take the Stage at NRHA State of Independents Conference

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Retailer-led panels delivered industry-specific takeaways and anecdotes during the 2017 North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) State of Independents Conference in Chicago on Dec. 7. Dan Tratensek, executive vice president of NRHA and publisher of Hardware Retailing magazine, and Jim ... Read More »