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House-Hasson Market Brings in New Vendors, Younger Faces


The House-Hasson Hardware Summer Dealer Market in June drew new vendors and younger retailers. Vendor participation at the regional distributor’s buying show, which took place June 15-17 in Sevierville, Tennessee, was up about 15 percent year over year, House-Hasson officials say. An ... Read More »

PRO Group Hosts Merchandising Conference

PRO Group member distributors had the opportunity to meet with more than 95 manufacturers at the recent Group Merchandising Conference in Chicago. The conference, which took place June 19-22, began with a meeting for PRO Group members to introduce themselves and a ... Read More »

Blish-Mize Executive Chairman Celebrates 55 Years

For many businesses, employee longevity is a rarity. But imagine working at a company for over 55 years, rarely missing any of the last 14,300 days of work. That’s the case for John H. Mize, executive chairman of Blish-Mize. He’s held almost ... Read More »

Lowe’s to Buy Texas Distributor for $512M


Lowe’s Companies Inc. announced May 18 that it is buying a Texas distributor in an effort to grow its pro business. The distribution company is Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a supplier of maintenance, repair and operations products for businesses in the multifamily housing industry, according ... Read More »

Ace’s New Wholesale Chief Talks Mergers, Expansion, ‘Growing Pains’

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Mark Spanswick, the new president and general manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings, spoke with Hardware Retailing about his nearly three-decade career with Grainger Industrial Supply and his current work of combining Ace Hardware’s wholesale business acquisitions into one growing company. Grainger is a publicly traded, business-to-business supplier. Spanswick ... Read More »

HDW Making Corporate Move, Texas Expansion


Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. (HDW) has announced its purchase of a 670,000-square-foot facility in Marshall, Texas, that will serve as the company’s new corporate headquarters. The company will also consolidate its Houston and Shreveport, Louisiana, distribution centers in the new location, in addition to moving its ... Read More »

Wallace Hardware Walks Down Memory Lane at Spring Dealer Market

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In addition to the products and deals available at the Wallace Hardware Spring Dealer Market held April 11-13 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, attendees were also treated to a bit of a history lesson about the company. To celebrate more than ... Read More »

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 »