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Signs of Improving Economy Evident at Do it Best October Market

Make the Most of Staff Meetings

From the return of an old friend to the introduction of a new program, the Do it Best Corp. October Market, held Oct. 19-21 in Indianapolis, had plenty to offer its retailers. During the shareholders’ meeting Sunday night, Don Wolf, ... Read More »

Laying the Foundation for a Succession Plan

stock-succession-planning Feature

After 20 to 30 years of hard work many owners should think about retirement and selling their company but choose not to for several different reasons. Some of those reasons are: None of the children want to continue with the ... Read More »

Ace Names This Year’s Coolest Hardware Stores

Ace recently recognized six member stores with the company’s third-annual “Coolest Hardware Store” awards. Of 4,700 locally-owned and operated Ace Hardware stores worldwide, these stores were named during Ace’s annual Platinum Conference held in Las Vegas this week: Ace Hardware ... Read More »

It’s Not Too Late to Register for International Hardware Fair 2014

It’s time to register for the 39th annual International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany. The show is considered one of the leading international events in the home improvement industry. In fact, last year, more than 50,000 attendees from 132 countries ... Read More »

27-Store Chain Joins True Value

True Value expands its wholesale customer base with the addition of its newest affiliate member, Family Farm & Home. Headquartered in Muskegon, Mich., with a warehouse in Grand Rapids, Mich., the chain brings its wholesale buying for 27 existing stores ... Read More »

National Retail Federation Calls for Speedy End to Government Shutdown

In a recent letter to congressional leaders, the National Retail Federation called upon both Congress and the White House to end the budget stalemate and urged both political parties to immediately pass a funding bill so that federal employees and contractors can get back ... Read More »

Home Hardware 50th Anniversary to Include eCommerce Site Launch

Home Hardware Stores Limited will turn 50 next year, and the company plans to play up the milestone in a big way. Promotions will take place at both the consumer and retailer levels, while a new e-commerce initiative will be ... Read More »

Environmental Concerns Prompted Lumber Liquidators Raid

Last month’s raid on Lumber Liquidators by federal authorities was prompted by an environmental activist group’s research, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Washington-based Environmental Investigation Agency spent three years collecting what it says is evidence the Lumber Liquidators knowingly bought millions ... Read More »