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When Sears Soared and Stumbled

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Historian Jerry Hancock grew up in the shadow of Sears. He says that as a child in rural Georgia, the company influenced almost every aspect of his life. From the tools his father used around their home to the clothes ... Read More »

Homeowners Make Project Plans for 2019

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org Fewer homeowners are planning projects to redo, improve, repair or maintain their houses early in 2019 compared to the year prior, according to fourth-quarter research from the nonprofit Home ... Read More »

Boston’s Ace Hardware Finds Fresh Growth

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Boston’s Ace Hardware in Page, Arizona, isn’t new to finding opportunities for growth. The store has been operating since the 1960s and is currently going strong under the ownership of brothers Doug, David and Dan Boston. Major, profitable changes to ... Read More »

True Value Sees ‘No Limits’ to Growth at Spring Reunion

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Thousands of retailers from across the world gathered in Dallas for the True Value 2019 Spring Reunion, which was held Feb. 21-24 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. It was a bustling show floor, with more than 1,000 vendors ... Read More »

Retailers Find Unique Opportunities at Orgill’s Spring Dealer Market

Orgill's Spring Dealer Market

From special Market-only pricing and Product Showcases to full-sized concept stores, retailers had many opportunities to explore ways to grow their operations at the Orgill 2019 Spring Dealer Market, which was held Feb. 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center ... Read More »

Oceanside Ace Hardware Exists to Give

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Michelle Pike’s plan when she opened Oceanside Ace Hardware in 2016 was to create a community asset. She had worked in the biotech industry for years and wanted to start a business, but the type of new business was secondary ... Read More »

Orgill, Unilog Announce New E-Commerce Offering


Orgill Inc. customers who have yet to establish a strong e-commerce presence can now easily get in the game, thanks to a new offering with Unilog. The two companies will be collaborating on a new promotional e-commerce program, which enables Orgill customers ... Read More »

True Value CEO to Deliver Keynote at 2019 National Hardware Show®

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The National Hardware Show® has announced John Hartmann, president and CEO of True Value, will serve as a keynote speaker at this year’s event, held May 7-9 in Las Vegas. Hartmann’s keynote speech will take place Tuesday morning, May 7, ... Read More »