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Handy Hardware Offers Tennessee Treasures

Handy Hardware has a Tennessee flavor that’s a little bit of MoonPie, museum and typical hardware put together. The Franklin, Tennessee, store is located south of Nashville near a downtown business district that features boutiques, restaurants and high-end chain stores. ... Read More »

A Year After Orlando Shooting, Hardware Store Continues Community Support

Toole's Ace Hardware

On the anniversary of the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting that unfolded just blocks from their store, the owner and employees of Toole’s Ace Hardware on South Orange Street in Orlando, Florida, banded together to support their community’s memorial event. On ... Read More »

Sears Canada Suggests ‘Significant Doubt’ About Future

Sears Canada

Sears Canada may be following in the footsteps of its former U.S. parent company, Sears Holdings. The Canadian company says it has “significant doubt” of its ability to continue operations, according to CNN. Sears Holdings used similar language regarding its ability to stay ... Read More »

City in Florida Wins 2017 America’s Main Streets Award

Independent We Stand has recognized DeLand, Florida, as the winner of its second annual America’s Main Streets contest. As the 2017 grand prize winner, the community’s downtown will receive $25,000. Independent We Stand, an organization that exists to promote small businesses, hosts the contest as a ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Names New Board Member

board member

Ace Hardware Corp. has named Karen May as a new member of the cooperative’s board of directors. May is executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Mondelēz International Inc., which was formerly Kraft Foods Inc. She has served in a ... Read More »

Sears Cuts 400 Jobs, Loses 3 Executives

sears

As part of its restructuring plan to cut $1.25 billion from its expenditures in fiscal year 2017, Sears Holdings Corp. is cutting 400 positions from its headquarters and field operations, the company reports. At the start of the fiscal year, ... Read More »

Orgill Opens New Distribution Center

Distribution Center

Last week, Orgill Inc. announced its Post Falls, Idaho, distribution center is now fully operational and has begun serving retailers in five states throughout the Northwestern U.S. as well its customers in Western Canada. The distributor first announced the acquisition of ... Read More »

Iowa Retailer Dies at 103, Leaves Hardware Legacy

Whannel Hardware

For decades, customers who shopped at Whannel Hardware in Traer, Iowa, knew they could find helpful home improvement advice, a smile and a laugh from the store’s longtime owner, LeRoy Whannel. Even at the age of 103, the business was ... Read More »