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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 »

Prioritize Style and Function in Plumbing

Kitchen and bath updates were some of the most popular home remodeling projects in 2016—a trend that can only be good for your business if your operation excels in plumbing. Online home improvement community Houzz surveyed more than 100,000 homeowners ... Read More »

True Value Reports Small Q1 Declines

True Value Co.

This week, True Value Co. reported a decrease in both revenue and gross billings, citing unfavorable weather patterns that led to a decline in retail traffic for the first quarter. The co-op posted gross billings of $502 million through the ... Read More »

Orgill Wins Community Impact Award

Orgill

Orgill, Inc. is one of 15 winners of Trade & Industry Development’s 12th Annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Awards. The awards program celebrates companies and projects that improve communities, revitalize environments and provide jobs. Wholesale distributor Orgill was honored ... Read More »