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Spread the Word: Shopping Local vs. Amazon Makes a Difference

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Do the people in your area realize that where they spend their home improvement dollars makes a significant impact on their communities? When homeowners, other DIYers and professionals shop at your store or other independent home improvement businesses, seven times ... Read More »

Study Shows Dramatic Local Economic Impact of Independents vs. Amazon

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. For years, Amazon has been racing to compete with and beat brick-and-mortar retailers in selling nearly every product category, while setting a breathtaking pace for sales growth. The company has also cemented ... Read More »

Customers Get Creative for Ace Color of the Year Contest

Shoppers who walked into Dixon Hardware and Lumber couldn’t miss the balloons and colorful fun happening in the store’s power aisle. Customers and their children were seated at a table, playing with paint, eating snacks and naming the paint colors ... Read More »

Unique Ways Big-Box Retailers Sell Smart Home Technology

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The June issue of Hardware Retailing takes a closer look at smart home technology as it relates to plumbing products. However, smart home technology can be found in several categories within the home improvement industry. As more consumers are adopting ... Read More »

U.S. Home Improvement Market Shows Growth

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Sponsored by HIRI | HIRI.org The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) has released its Home Improvement Products Market Forecast Update. The study provides updated estimates of the size and overall value of ... Read More »

Do it Best Teams Up With Paint Sundries Solutions

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Do it Best Corp. has formed an exclusive strategic partnership with Paint Sundries Solutions (PSS), a national paint sundry supplier. The new partnership will provide Do it Best members additional opportunities to grow their paint departments with greater access to ... Read More »

Ace Stores Honor Veterans With Free Flags for Memorial Day

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Horizon Ridge Ace Hardware honors military veterans all year long, so joining Ace Hardware’s corporate goal to give away 1 million U.S. flags to customers and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts was an easy decision. On May 26, participating Ace ... Read More »

Orgill Honored With Presidential Export Award

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Orgill Inc. was one of 43 U.S. companies recognized May 21 with a presidential award honoring companies throughout the country that export U.S. goods and services. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the president’s E Star Award for Exports to ... Read More »