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This Holiday Season, Develop a Plan for Crowd Control

The bustle of the holiday buying season means more customers will likely be coming through your doors: According to the National Retail Federation, as many as 140 million Americans will shop over Thanksgiving weekend—97 million on Black Friday alone. To ... Read More »

PRO Group, Distribution America Hold 10th Annual Executive Planning Conference

More than 350 suppliers and distributors met last week to plan for the coming year at the 2014 Executive Planning Conference, marking the tenth anniversary of the event being hosted jointly by PRO Group and Distribution America. The tenth annual ... Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Welcomes Home Hardware’s Young Retailers to 2014 Winter Conference

Vendor showcases, leadership development workshops and the inclusion of a select group of participants from Canada will be the highlight of the 2014 Do it Best Corp. Winter Conference, Jan. 20-22, at the Walt Disney World® Swan Resort in Orlando, ... Read More »

Ace Posts Positive Earnings in Third Quarter

Ace Hardware reported total revenues of $1 billion for the third quarter, an increase of $84.4 million or 8.9 percent from the same period last year. Net income showed no gain in comparison to the same quarter last year, coming ... Read More »

Rona Revenues Down in Third Quarter

Canadian home improvement retailer Rona Inc. reported a decline in same-store sales for the third quarter due “relatively unfavorable market conditions during the quarter,” according to the company. The retailer reported revenues from continuing operations of about $1.17 billion in the ... Read More »

Make Plans to Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, and for many people, this time is all about giving to others. Donating time and materials to a local charity or hosting a fundraiser in your store shows your customers you support the community ... Read More »

Home Depot Issues Apology for ‘Stupid, Offensive’ Tweet

Home Depot has fired an outside agency that created what it called a “stupid and offensive” ESPN College GameDay photo tweet that featured two African-Americans and an individual dressed as a monkey, with two beating drums, according to the Atlanta ... Read More »

Job Numbers Nudge Higher

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a slight gain in the number of nonfarm payroll positions for the month of October and little change in the unemployment rate, which remained steady at 7.3 percent. Industries that saw job growth ... Read More »