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Handy Hardware Interim CEO Named

Following bankruptcy court approval of investment firm Littlejohn & Co.’s acquisition of Handy Hardware, the wholesale distributor named former Jensen Distribution president Doug Miller as Handy’s interim CEO. Miller worked at Jensen Distribution Services for 45 years before retiring at ... Read More »

“Calls Come in Right Away”

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“Hot Products Buying Guide Provides Great Coverage”

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To watch the full video, click here. Ashley Saras from Old Masters explains what a spread in Hardware Retailing‘s Hot Products Buying Guide did for their business. Read More »

Lumber Liquidators Sales Up 2Q

Toano, Va.-based flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators finished strong after the spring remodeling season, with reported increased net sales of 22.2 percent to $257.1 million in the second quarter and a 14.9 percent increase in comparable store sales. Gross margin was ... Read More »

CNRG Acquires Moore’s Hardware

Central Network Retail Group, LLC (CNRG) recently acquired Moore’s Hardware in Dahlonega, Ga., an 11,500-square-foot store with an additional warehouse and lumberyard. Moore’s sells an assortment of lumber, building materials, millwork, hardware, paint, electrical and plumbing products. Lamar Ricketts, Moore’s ... Read More »

June Home Sales Down

Existing-home sales declined in June but have stayed above year-ago levels for the past two years, while year-over-year median home prices have increased by double digits for the seventh straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales decreased 1.2 ... Read More »

PRO Hardware Recognizes Outstanding Retailers

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PRO Hardware, Inc. recently honored a group of home improvement retailers with the distributor’s annual Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial and PRO Hardware Retailer of the Year awards. This year PRO recognized Kraus Department Store and PRO Hardware of Erie, Pa., ... Read More »

Mexican Regulators Vote Down Sherwin-Williams Acquisition

Sherwin-Williams Co. said a Mexican antitrust agency voted to reject the company’s acquisition of Consorcio Comex. The Federal Competition Commission of Mexico voted 3-2 not to authorize the deal. Sherwin-Williams said it is reviewing the rationale for the Commission’s decision. ... Read More »