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Village Supply Joins PRO Group

Village Supply

PRO Group recently announced that Village Supply is the latest wholesale distributor member to join the buying group. The Ceres, California-based Village Supply has joined PRO Group to take advantage of the organization’s marketing, purchasing and operational strengths. Village Supply serves hardware ... Read More »

Homeowners Spending More on Kitchen Upgrades

Homeowner spending on kitchen upgrades is on the rise, according to a recent study from Houzz, the online home improvement community. In November, Houzz surveyed more than 2,700 homeowners who were in the midst of a kitchen renovation project, were ... Read More »

Small Businesses and the Regulation Struggle

No surprise here: Government rules can cost small businesses big time. New research from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) shows that overregulation increasingly costs small business owners time, effort and money. The sheer quantity of regulations is a ... Read More »

House-Hasson Expands Sales Territory, Dealer Market Attendance Grows


House-Hasson Hardware’s president Don Hasson says expansion into a new state and a growing sales effort in several other states led to a 13 percent increase in attendance at its most recent dealer market at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. ... Read More »

4 Retailers Honored as Industry’s Young Guns for 2017

Young Guns

Every year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), Hardware Retailing magazine and the National Hardware Show® honor the industry’s leaders in the Top Guns program. To take a new spin on this year’s program, the association and the magazine ... Read More »

NRHA Announces 2017 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

young retailer

Eight home improvement retailers can now call themselves North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) Young Retailer of the Year honorees. The program, now in its 21st year, identifies and honors the next generation of aspiring independent home improvement retailers and recognizes ... Read More »

Store Camera Catches Viral Video of Storm in Action

viral video

When employees arrived to work at Key-Aid Ace Hardware on Saturday, Feb. 25, they knew bad weather was in the forecast. But the staff had no idea that the powerful storm that was brewing would come right to their front door. ... Read More »

How HGTV Star Nicole Curtis Depends on Independents

Nicole Curtis

HGTV star Nicole Curtis was at the recent Ace Hardware Spring 2017 Convention & Exhibits to promote products, but she also took time to tell Hardware Retailing about the independent retailers she relies on. Curtis’ TV show “Rehab Addict” details ... Read More »