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Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell was an assistant editor of Hardware Retailing and NRHA. Amanda regularly visited with home improvement retailers across the country and attended industry events and seminars. She earned a degree in magazine journalism from Ball State University and has received honors for her work for Hardware Retailing from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

Vertical Panel Saw

The Panel Pro allows users to easily handle big sheets of wood or plastic and cut them accurately both horizontally or vertically. One operator can cut large sheets of material into finished sizes or into sizes that are easy to …

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Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace

The Envy fireplace offers two realistic brick fireplace liners or an optional choice of a sleek porcelain interior for a transitional look. The contemporary style comes with a standard porcelain interior and five glass media options. The Envy fireplace also …

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Home Depot Looks to Offer Same-Day Delivery

Home Depot has announced plans to open new fulfillment centers in California, Atlanta and Ohio over the next two years in an effort to build the capability to offer same-day delivery. The move will cost the retailer at least $300 …

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Ace Adds to Merchandising Team

Ace Hardware recently hired Frank Carroll as general merchandise manager. Reporting to senior vice president of merchandising, marketing and sales, John Surane, Carroll will work to advance Ace’s long-term merchandising efforts both domestically and internationally. “Frank brings with him a …

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Retail Sales Up in November

The shortened holiday shopping season spurred consumer spending in November, as Americans took advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to make holiday purchases, according to the National Retail Federation. November retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, …

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N.Y. Hardware Store Receives National Small Business Award

The national small business movement Independent We Stand announced Trio Hardware & Paint as the recipient of the 2013 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. The family-owned hardware store has 15 employees and has been in …

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Unemployment Down in November

The unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November, and total non-farm payroll employment rose by 203,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in transportation and warehousing, health care and manufacturing. Both the …

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True Value Information Technology Team Honored

True Value was recently recognized for the achievements of its information technology team. The co-op was named Large Company Winner and tradeMONSTER Group – Small Company Winner by The Chicago chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals’s (AITP) and …

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