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Jaime Koch

Jaime Koch was the managing editor of Hardware Retailing Magazine. Jaime regularly traveled around the country and internationally to visit with retailers and share their stories. Jaime was honored by the American Society of Business Publishers for Editorial Excellence.

Shoppers Turn Away from Brick-and-Mortar

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, U.S. retailers are facing a steep and persistent drop in store traffic, which is weighing on sales and prompting chains to slow store openings as shoppers make more of their purchases online. …

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Fall Project Guide

Gardening can be at its peak, but don’t forget some of those quiet categories that pull down profits. Be sure to support your product line with information and a well-educated staff. You want to sell the entire project, encourage other …

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Gardening Soil

The K-9 Kube™ ultra-premium Growers Blend is a light airy blend of peat moss and perlite. It is loaded with beneficial microbes that expand root development to optimize nutrient availability to plants. The soil mix features water retention capabilities as well …

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New POS Virus Detected

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, issued a warning to retailers about a new POS malware hack that has been detected. Dubbed “Backoff,” the family of malware exploits has been found in …

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Hourly Earnings Unchanged from May to June

Over the month, real average weekly earnings were unchanged in June, as a result of no change in both real average hourly earnings and the average workweek. Real average hourly earnings declined 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from June 2013 to …

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The State of Unemployment

In June, 17 states had unemployment rates that were significantly lower than the total U.S. figure of 6.1 percent, 8 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 25 states had rates that were not appreciably different …

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Frank Blake Joins Delta Air Lines’ Board of Directors

Home Depot Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank Blake is joining Delta Air Lines’ board of directors, the carrier according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Blake, a former deputy secretary of the U.S. Energy Department, has been chairman and CEO of …

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Woodson Lumber Company Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

Woodson Lumber Company is celebrating 100 years in service this year. According to local newspaper, The Eagle, one hundred years ago, two Missouri brothers made their way to the Brazos Valley, where they settled in and took over a lumber …

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