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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.

Deadline for Retail Management School Scholarship Applications This Friday

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has extended the scholarship application deadline to Friday, May 23, for the upcoming class of the Retail Management Certification Program. NRHA is offering two $5,000 scholarships to the summer 2014 session of the …

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Stock Building Supply Opens Structural Component Plants Serving Raleigh-Durham and Salt Lake City Markets

Stock Building Supply announced the opening of two new structural component plants serving customers in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Salt Lake City, Utah metropolitan areas. In Middlesex, North Carolina, production of roof and floor trusses recently began in a …

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True Value Sparks Strategic Initiatives in Q2

True Value announced it is gearing up to roll out its strategic plan in the fall that will highlight long-term changes for the co-op. While many efforts won’t be implemented until the end of 2014 or later, according to company …

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Ace Reports ‘Record-Breaking’ First Quarter Increases

Ace Hardware today reported the company’s best first quarter for both revenues and net income in its 90-year history, it says. Total revenues were $1.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of $155.5 million or 16.8 percent, …

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Do it Best Retail Support Center Recognized for Four-Year Safety Record

Do it Best Corp. recognized its Waco, Texas, Retail Service Center (RSC) team for its ongoing commitment to safety and recording four consecutive years without any lost time due to a safety incident or injury. The record safety streak is …

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Busy Beaver Expands with New Store in Pennsylvania

Working under new ownership since last September, Busy Beaver has leased an empty 22,000-square-foot store on Plummer Street in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, that was formerly a Giant Eagle grocery store, according to a story in the Pittsburgh Business Times. Steven Derr, director …

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Consumers Soften Spending in April

Despite nicer spring weather, consumers softened their spending in April. According to the National Retail Federation, April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were unchanged seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased 4.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “The shift in …

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Bag Clip

The twixit!™ Seal & Pour Bag Clip features a handy pour spout with lid which allows pouring and resealing from a bag easy and quick. It is designed to reclose and keep bagged contents fresh for months.  Ideal for bagged …

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