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Home Hardware Contractor Trade Show Series Starts Jan. 9

Home Hardware Stores Limited plans to kick off its annual Tough as Nails contractor trade shows for contractors, renovators, builders and trades people Jan. 9 in Sudbury, Ontario. The series will stop in six cities across Canada, providing attendees with ... Read More »

Contest Creates Talking Point on Store’s Facebook Page

The staff at Purcell Ace Hardware recently hosted a Duck Tape corsage contest for area schools, an event that used the store’s social media page to the fullest, engaged younger customers and worked with the community. “We were looking for ... Read More »

Germany Plays Host to Industry Innovation Awards

If you’re looking for that little something different to make your operation stand out, the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, Germany, may have just what you’re looking for. As home to the ‘EISEN Innovation Awards, the International Hardware Fair showcases ... Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Hosts Leadership Development Institute for Members

Do it Best Corp. has concluded a week-long intensive leadership training development program for select managers and leaders from its member-owned stores across the United States. The inaugural Leadership Development Institute (LDI) took place Nov. 12-15 at the co-op’s Fort ... Read More »

PRO Group, Distribution America Hold 10th Annual Executive Planning Conference

More than 350 suppliers and distributors met last week to plan for the coming year at the 2014 Executive Planning Conference, marking the tenth anniversary of the event being hosted jointly by PRO Group and Distribution America. The tenth annual ... Read More »

Do it Best Corp. Welcomes Home Hardware’s Young Retailers to 2014 Winter Conference

Vendor showcases, leadership development workshops and the inclusion of a select group of participants from Canada will be the highlight of the 2014 Do it Best Corp. Winter Conference, Jan. 20-22, at the Walt Disney World® Swan Resort in Orlando, ... Read More »

Survey: Independent Retailers Increasing Small Business Saturday Promotions

With five fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, many small business owners say they’ll be ramping up efforts to get customers into stores during the holiday shopping season. According to the second annual Small Business Saturday Insights Survey, recently ... Read More »

Signs of Improving Economy Evident at Do it Best October Market

Make the Most of Staff Meetings

From the return of an old friend to the introduction of a new program, the Do it Best Corp. October Market, held Oct. 19-21 in Indianapolis, had plenty to offer its retailers. During the shareholders’ meeting Sunday night, Don Wolf, ... Read More »