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HIRI’s Fall Conference Set for Oct. 16

The Home Improvement Research Institute’s 2013 Fall Conference will take place Oct. 16 at The Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center with the theme of “Changing Home Improvement Attitudes & Behaviors.” Presentation topics will include future consumer behaviors, ... Read More »

United Hardware Highlights Niche Categories at its July Buying Market

Attendees looking for niche categories to add value to their product offerings saw two options front and center at the United Hardware July Buying Market, held July 12-14 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. In addition to the usual ... Read More »

Take Part in PlanItDIY.com’s Yard Makeover Contest

Are your customers proud of their peonies? Crazy about their koi pond? Raving about their roses? Finally found the mulch, rock or pavers they love? Here’s a great opportunity to promote your store by having them tell us about their ... Read More »

House-Hasson Reports Increased Attendance at Dealer Market

Knoxville-based House-Hasson Hardware just concluded its dealer market in Sevierville, Tenn., and company officials are reporting marked increases in both vendor and retailer attendance for the event. The company is crediting the increased attendance in part to the decision to ... Read More »

Group Merchandising Conference Highlights Continued Industry Optimism

Group Merchandising Conference Highlights Continued Industry Optimism

Michael Parr, Cascade Wholesale Hardware, left, meets with Mark Marotto, Perfect Vision, at the 2013 GMC in Atlanta. Distributors affiliated with PRO Group, Inc. and Val-Test met with manufacturers during the Group Merchandising Conference, held June 17-19 at the Embassy ... Read More »

House-Hasson Introducing Online ‘Buy Local’ Tool at Summer Dealer Market

House-Hasson Hardware has constructed a “buy local” electronic tool for its more than 2,000 independent hardware store and lumberyard dealers. The program, designed to give retailers more flexibility in advertising and branding, will be unveiled at House-Hasson’s Summer Dealer Market, ... Read More »

Ceva Courtemanche: 2013 Young Retailer of the Year

Ceva Courtemanche - Feature

To watch the full video, click here. In addition to managing all aspects of the business including financial and operational execution, Courtemanche oversaw Hensel’s niche expansion projects in departments like kitchen, furniture, appliances, barbecue and old-fashioned candy. Her vision for ... Read More »

Jeremy Stine: 2013 Young Retailer of the Year

Jeremy Stine Video

To watch the full video, click here. After working for the National Lumber Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), Stine returned to his family’s 12-store operation to help develop a stronger online presence. Since then, Stine integrated e-commerce functionality into the ... Read More »