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The Faces of True Value: Retailer Profiles

retailer profiles

To give readers a better look at True Value, we spoke to retailers in the industry that fly the company’s flag. Read these profiles to learn how True Value supports and works with these independent businesses. Caldwell True Value Relies ... Read More »

Exclusive Q&As With True Value Executives

True Value Executives

A Custom Approach True Value Rolls Out New Marketing Plan in 2019 Dave Elliott Senior Vice President, Marketing Dave Elliott joined True Value in 2017 from Mitre 10, a New Zealand-based home improvement co-op. He has over 25 years of ... Read More »

True Value CEO Discusses Strategic Plan, Future

CEO

John Hartmann President and CEO John Hartmann has 20 years of corporate experience, with 16 years spent in the hardware and home improvement sector. He joined True Value in 2013 after serving at New Zealand-based cooperative Mitre 10.  Hardware Retailing ... Read More »

Nelson True Value Finds Success With Distributor

Nelson True Value

When Fred Nelson was ready to retire from retail ownership of the store he had owned and operated since 1954, he didn’t want to see the business come to an end. In his search for a new owner, he wanted ... Read More »

Retail Experiences Strongest Holiday Shopping Season in 6 Years

holiday shopping season

American consumers were out in droves over the holiday shopping season, providing the strongest growth in the last six years, according to CNN Business. In fact, retail spending from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24 increased 5.1 percent from a year ... Read More »

Retail Analyst Emphasizes Omnichannel Focus

omnichannel

In retail, there is a growing demand for businesses to reach shoppers both online and through brick-and-mortar stores. Modern shoppers expect an omnichannel approach, says Joe Derochowski, executive director and home industry analyst for The NPD Group, a company that ... Read More »

MSK True Value Evolves With Support From Distributor

MSK True Value

A part-time job in high school often lays the foundation for the work ethic an individual brings with them in their future endeavors. For Jeff Johnson, working at Del’s Building Supply, now known as MSK Building Supply, in Myrtle Creek, ... Read More »

Caldwell True Value Relies on Relationships With Customers and Distributor

Caldwell True Value

For young adults who have grown up in their parents’ independent home improvement businesses, deciding on their future might feel like reaching a fork in the road. They may want to become the next in line to run the operation, ... Read More »