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Pending Home Sales Spike

Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four regions of the country saw increases in pending sales, with the Northeast and West ... Read More »

Home Improvement Manufacturers Share Positive Sentiments

The American Hardware Manufacturers Association’s AHMA Home Improvement Industry Confidence Index’s Current Situation Index improved in June to 337.5 from 320.8 in May. Manufacturers also indicate plans to invest in mobile devices and confirm the importance of a strong housing ... Read More »

Mobile Retail Apps Continue to Be Popular Across Generations

CFI Group has published its Retail Satisfaction Barometer, which reveals consumer expectations during the shopping process, specifically noting the popularity of mobile technology. The report uncovered that the use of mobile applications for shopping purposes doubled in the past year, ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Named Wholesale Supplier for New Zealand Retailer, Mitre 10

Effective July 1, Ace Hardware International Holdings, Ltd., has signed an agreement to be a wholesale supplier to Mitre 10, a New Zealand cooperative comprised of 81 member-owned stores. Retail locations vary in size from convenience formats to a larger ... Read More »

Ace, TIM-BR MART Part Ways

Ace Hardware, faced with the termination its long-standing partnership with TIM-BR MART Group in just two months, contacted NRHACanada with an official statement about its intentions in Canada. The statement, from Robert Moschorak, president of Ace Hardware International, makes clear the ... Read More »

Bill’s Ace Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Bill’s Ace Hardware in Osceola, Wisconsin is celebrating 30 years in business. The company plans to celebrate by hosting a community service event. According to the owners owners Bill and Jill Chantelois, the event is a way to give back to the ... Read More »

Waters True Value Relocates, Expands

Waters True Value is relocating in Emporia, Kansas. The opening date is scheduled for early 2015. “We are excited to begin construction in the near future to upgrade the building,” said Mark Shook, Waters True Value store manager to local ... Read More »

QEP Names CDC Distributors, Inc. as Newest Flooring Distributor

QEP  announced the appointment of CDC Distributors, Inc. as the company’s newest flooring distributor. CDC will be representing the full line of Harris Wood-branded engineered and Harris cork flooring products throughout their distribution footprint (Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, West ... Read More »