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Oklahoma Retailers Brewing With Passion for Hardware and Coffee

selling coffee

 In addition to knowing the home improvement industry, brothers Seth and Mahlon Boehs discovered their shared love of a good cup of coffee. That interest led to their venture of roasting, packaging and selling coffee in one of their two ... Read More »

Kohl’s to Sell Amazon Smart Home Devices, Accept Retailer’s Returns

Kohl's

At a time when all eyes are on Amazon, it appears that Kohl’s is eyeing the online retailer as well. This month, the department store chain has announced two ways it is teaming up with Amazon, and some wonder if there ... Read More »

Solar Eclipse Unites Retailers With Their Communities

solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, people across the United States took a break from their daily routines to look up at the sky. In more than 14 states, locals and out-of-towners gathered to witness the total solar eclipse that passed from ... Read More »

Sears Canada Suggests ‘Significant Doubt’ About Future

Sears Canada

Sears Canada may be following in the footsteps of its former U.S. parent company, Sears Holdings. The Canadian company says it has “significant doubt” of its ability to continue operations, according to CNN. Sears Holdings used similar language regarding its ability to stay ... Read More »

City in Florida Wins 2017 America’s Main Streets Award

Independent We Stand has recognized DeLand, Florida, as the winner of its second annual America’s Main Streets contest. As the 2017 grand prize winner, the community’s downtown will receive $25,000. Independent We Stand, an organization that exists to promote small businesses, hosts the contest as a ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Names New Board Member

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. has named Karen May as a new member of the cooperative’s board of directors. May is executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Mondelēz International Inc., which was formerly Kraft Foods Inc. She has served in a ... Read More »

Iowa Retailer Dies at 103, Leaves Hardware Legacy

Whannel Hardware

For decades, customers who shopped at Whannel Hardware in Traer, Iowa, knew they could find helpful home improvement advice, a smile and a laugh from the store’s longtime owner, LeRoy Whannel. Even at the age of 103, the business was ... Read More »

Sherwin-Williams’ Valspar Acquisition Approved

Sherwin-Williams

Last Friday, federal regulators approved Sherwin-Williams’ acquisition of Valspar Corp. as both companies agreed to sell Valspar’s North American Industrial Wood Coatings Business, reports Reuters. Valspar sold its coatings business, which manufactures stains, sealants and other coatings products, to Axalta in ... Read More »