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True Value Sees Slight Revenue Uptick in Q1


This week, True Value Company reported its first quarter results for fiscal 2016, with gross billings of $510.2 million, up 3.3 percent or $16.2 million from the same period a year ago. The company also reported revenue of $356.8 million, ... Read More »

First-Quarter Revenue Up for Ace Hardware Corp.

Ace Hardware

This week, Ace Hardware Corp. reported first-quarter 2016 revenue of $1.2 billon, for an increase of 4.3 percent above the same period in 2015. The home improvement cooperative also experienced same-store sales growth, with an increase of 2.2 percent from the ... Read More »

Lowe’s-RONA Deal Expected to Close May 20


Government agencies have granted Lowe’s the final approvals needed for the retailer to buy Canadian home improvement retailer and distributor RONA Inc. in a deal expected to close May 20. Lowe’s needed two final approvals to move forward, and the company announced May 13 ... Read More »

Harris Ace Hardware Goes Far Beyond Customer Service

Nicole Daniels is a cashier and works the paint counter at Harris Ace Hardware. She’s used to helping customers; that’s her job. But customer service became far more important in January than it had ever felt to Daniels before. A ... Read More »

Store Tied to More Than a Century of Community Memories

Joughin Hardware

Joughin Hardware has been its community’s primary resource of DIY project advice and household problem solving for 139 years. “We’ve been an important part of our community for all of these years because if people have a problem, they know we can help them fix ... Read More »

2016 Route 66 Road Trip

Meeting Independents Along Route 66  This past March, I, Renee Chagnon, editor for Hardware Retailing, had the opportunity to join Independent We Stand on the Great American Route 66 Road Trip. Our trip began in Oklahoma City and continued until ... Read More »

Retailer: ‘Don’t Panic; Plan’ for Minimum Wage Hikes

Minimum Wage

Since California and New York approved minimum wage increases this month, minimum wage is fresh on business owners’ minds. But increases–even up to a $15 base wage–aren’t cause for intense anxiety, says Gina Schaefer, who owns A Few Cool Hardware Stores’ 11 locations in Washington, D.C., ... Read More »

Home Hardware Again Honored With ‘Canada’s Best Managed Companies’ Award

Home Hardware Stores Limited was once again named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The title is one Home Hardware has retained since first receiving the distinction in 2012. Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program that recognizes ... Read More »