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Trend Spotting: Millennial Buying Habits, Social Media Hot Topics at NRHA All-Industry Conference

They’re tech-savvy multitaskers known to be motivated by instant gratification and recognition. By now, you’ve likely heard about the characteristics of the millennial generation, but how much do you really know about their home buying preferences or how they could ... Read More »

When It Comes to ROI, the National Hardware Show® Delivers

If you haven’t yet registered for the 69th Annual National Hardware Show®, you should drop what you’re doing and get signed up now. You won’t want to miss out on access to thousands of new products, big-name brands, renowned speakers ... Read More »

Global Harvest Foods Acquires Scotts U.S. Wild Bird Food Business

Global Harvest Foods, Ltd., the producer of the Audubon Park brand, announced that it reached an agreement to acquire the U.S. wild bird food business from subsidiaries of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company for an undisclosed sum. This includes the Songbird ... Read More »

Home Hardware Named to ‘Canada’s Best Managed Companies’ List

Home Hardware Stores Limited was recently named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the second year in a row. Having initially received the designation in 2012, the company successfully re-qualified and retained its status for 2013. The designation comes ... Read More »

Taking Care of Business: Statistics Show…Retailers Rely on Research

Here are a few quick numbers most everyone is familiar with… Four out of five doctors recommend chewing Trident gum. You only use 10 percent of your brain. Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. My wife ... Read More »

Ace Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Ace Hardware is celebrating the organization’s 90th anniversary with a national promotional event. Founded in Chicago in 1924 by five independent hardware store owners, Richard Hesse, E. Gunnard Lindquist, Frank Burke, Oscar Fischer and William Stauber, these entrepreneurs made the ... Read More »

Three Trends in E-Commerce

According to David Meany, vice president of e-commerce at Orgill, Inc., there are three major trends that you should embrace when it comes to e-commerce: The most important is the mobility. Consumers expect to find your business on the web, ... Read More »

Made in America a Key Trend at Reliable Distributors Management and Marketing Conference

Reliable Distributors kicked off its 2014 Management and Marketing Conference Thursday in Orlando, Fla., with its annual Member Meeting, where Greg Phillips, President of Harvest Supply, was introduced as Reliable Distributor’s newest member. During the meeting, members were introduced to ... Read More »