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Jacob Musselman

Jacob is the content coordinator for Hardware Retailing Magazine. A lifelong Hoosier, Jacob earned a B.S. in journalism and telecommunications with a minor in digital publishing from Ball State University. He loves making bagels, going to farmers markets with his wife Hannah and two dogs and watching Formula One.

Wholesaler Central: A Legacy That Drives HDA Forward


In 2003, the first Group Merchandising Conference (GMC) was held in Atlanta. Inspired by distributor requests and a successful one-on-one, prescheduled meeting format, the GMC was designed to be a product-centric event for established and new vendors while simultaneously presenting …

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Wholesaler Central: Building a Better Path to Purchase

Do it Best

Commerce is commerce, whether it’s online or in-store. A recent national shopper study revealed that 81% of consumers research their planned purchases online before stepping into a store. For independent home improvement business owners, embracing this trend creates an opportunity …

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Spring Product Preview – March 2024

Spring Product Preview

As you prepare for the spring buying season, Hardware Retailing has gathered some of the hottest products your customers want and need this year. Strawberry Grow Kit The Back to the Roots Organic Strawberry Indoor Grow Kit lets you grow …

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Interest Rate Cuts Should Help Homebuilding Market

Home building

Interest rates rose in 2022 and 2023, causing single-family home production to fall. But as the Federal Reserve is on track to cut interest rates during the second half of the year, production should begin its upward path, according to …

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