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South Dakota Retailers Partner for Food Drive

food drive

During the holiday season, homeless shelters and food pantries are overwhelmed by the amount of volunteers and donations that come through the doors. However, as the holidays wind down and the hustle and bustle of daily life returns, people may ... Read More »

Do it Best Exec Mike Altendorf to Retire in August

Mike Altendorf

Mike Altendorf, vice president of information technology for Do it Best Corp., is retiring after  working more than 30 years in the independent home improvement industry. Altendorf joined Do it Best Corp. in 2009 as director of IT business planning ... Read More »

Former Ace Chain Owner C. Jay Buikema Dies at Age 78

Jay Buikema

C. Jay Buikema, longtime owner and CEO of Buikema’s Ace Hardware stores in Illinois, died Dec. 5 at 78, according to the Chicago Tribune. Buikema was known in Naperville and Wheaton, Illinois, communities as a leader, defining “what it means ... Read More »

Branneky True Value Hardware Journey Continues After 160 Years

Branneky

In the mid-19th century, many Americans took off on the Oregon Trail in search of new lands and opportunities. Its main departure points were in Missouri, and the route stretched 2,000 miles to California. More than 400,000 pioneers traveled the ... Read More »

PRO Group Recognizes Outstanding Retailers

Pro Group

Business acumen, creativity, innovation, passion and service are just a few words that could be used to describe three home improvement businesses recognized by Denver-based PRO Group this year. For achieving retail success and upholding the principles and ideals of ... Read More »

Washington Business Offers Rooftop Views, Urban Gardening and Yoga

W.S. Jenks & Son

For nearly 150 years, many residents in the Washington, D.C., area have turned to W.S. Jenks & Son for their hardware and home improvement needs. The product selection has shifted from wood-burning stoves, heaters and horseshoes  to an array of modern hardware ... Read More »

Westlake Ace Hardware Makes Executive Changes

Ace Retail Holdings

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced two top leadership changes for Ace Retail Holdings, the branch of the cooperative that operates the 100 corporately owned Westlake Ace Hardware stores. As of Aug. 1, Ace Retail Holdings’ chief operating officer Joe Jeffries was promoted to president and chief ... Read More »

Team Building at HPM Building Supply

At HPM in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, employees regularly participate in team-building activities. The benefits of those times together are numerous, including improved communication, camaraderie among employees who don’t normally work together and increased respect for each other. In this video, Tracie ... Read More »