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True Value Reunion Focuses on Wow Factor

True Value retailers gathered in the Windy City this past weekend looking for deals, networking opportunities and the chance to win $250,000 in product inventory at the co-op’s Fall Reunion, which ran from Sept. 18-20. The theme of the three-day ... Read More »

Blish-Mize Brings New Categories to Fall Market

Attendees at the 2015 Fall Blish-Mize Buying Market, held this past weekend in Overland Park, Kansas, got to see several new categories designed to help them diversify their product mix, along with a mobile ordering app they can take back to ... Read More »

Consumers Shop Local, Buy Made in America Products

Recently, NRHA asked consumers if they made a greater effort in the past year to buy Made in America products. And 53 percent said yes. In the same survey, 59 percent of those consumers also responded that they made a greater effort to ... Read More »

Nominations Open for Independent Small Business Award

Independent We Stand is accepting nominations for the organization’s annual Independent Small Business Award, which recognizes outstanding small independent businesses. To get your community home improvement store in the running for the Independent Small Business Award, fill out an application at ... Read More »

Outdoor Cooking a Hot Topic at Spoga+Gafa

The emergence of outdoor cooking as a prominent category was clearly evident throughout the Koelnmesse Exhibition Center this week, where grills, barbecues and smokers of all sizes, styles and price points could be found. Outdoor cooking products occupied an entire hall ... Read More »

Spoga+Gafa Features Competitive Lumberjacks and Aerial Dining

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Visitors from around the world began gathering this past weekend in Cologne, Germany, to attend spoga+gafa 2015, where more than 2,000 lawn, garden and outdoor living suppliers were on hand to greet them. The event, which runs from Aug. 30 ... Read More »

Relationships With Sales Reps Make a Difference

Retailers know what they want their relationships with sales reps to look like, and their participation in a North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) study offers insight into their preferences. About 69 percent of home improvement retailers prefer sales reps to ... Read More »

Planning an Event? Don’t Forget Pro Customers

Ladies’ nights and other customer appreciation events geared toward your DIY customers are a great way to advertise your store and promote community involvement, but the next time you plan an event, don’t forget about another segment of your customer ... Read More »