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New Jersey Retailer Opens Mini-UPS Store in Home Center

UPS

Printing, copying and shipping weren’t services Colmar Home Center offered a year ago, but that’s changed. Owner Michael Collins’ customers told him they had a need, and he realized a small store inside of his existing business could solve the ... Read More »

Home Depot Q2 Earnings Show Higher Sales, Increase in Online Shopping

Home Depot Q2 Earnings

The Home Depot today announced its second-quarter 2018 financial results, citing sales increases due to a boost in activity among DIYers and contractors. The big-box home improvement chain earned $30.5 billion in sales during the second quarter of fiscal 2018, which ... Read More »

Can You Name That Old Tool?

old tool

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has an interesting collection of old tools displayed throughout its Indianapolis headquarters. Some of the items may look familiar, and others may be completely new to your eyes. Can you tell what the ... Read More »

SBA Accepting Nominations for 2019 Small Business Week Awards

small business week awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting nominations for its 2019 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. “Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s ... Read More »

NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference Empowers Retailers

Foundations of Leadership

Retailers from across the country recently attended the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference to learn more about how to lead their teams effectively and institute best practices to improve their businesses. The two-day conference, sponsored ... Read More »

Retail and Manufacturing Lead 2018 Hiring Boom

hiring

Heading into 2018, economists expected hiring to slow due to a tight labor market, as a below-4 percent unemployment rate would make finding workers difficult for businesses. According to The Wall Street Journal, “the opposite has occurred, largely due to ... Read More »

Donald E. Frieson Joins Lowe’s Executive Team

Lowe's

After announcing a new leadership structure last month, Lowe’s has filled one of its vacant executive positions. The big-box home improvement company recently announced the appointment of Donald E. Frieson as executive vice president of supply chain, effective August 8. ... Read More »

Industry Manufacturers and Distributors Talk Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

steel tariffs

Recently announced and proposed tariffs on raw materials continue to be an ongoing discussion worldwide as the U.S. and its trading partners shift their positions on international trade. To help determine the potential impact of these tariffs on the home ... Read More »