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PRO Group and Distribution America to Host Executive Planning Conference

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Distribution America and PRO Group will host their annual Executive Planning Conference event this November in St. Petersburg, Florida. From Nov. 19-21, retailers, manufacturers and distributor executives will unite to discuss ways to operate more efficiently and serve customers better. ... Read More »

Small Business Economic Outlook Rises

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According to data from the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index, employers in the U.S. feel more confident about the state of the nation’s economy and their own finances. In the latest index, the overall economic outlook ... Read More »

Joint NRHA Event Will Help Innovation Blossom

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At the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) in Chicago Aug. 13-15, all independent retailers will have the chance to explore three premiere co-located events: the Independent Home Improvement Show—Powered by NHS, the NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference and the ... Read More »

Former Sears CEO to Buy Sears Hometown, Outlet Stores

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Edward Lampert, former Sears CEO, has reached a $21 million deal to unite Sears Hometown stores with Sears and Kmart, The Wall Street Journal reports. Transform Holdco LLC, a company whose majority owner is ESL Investments, a hedge fund overseen ... Read More »

Ace Hardware, True Value Top Customer Satisfaction Poll

J.D. Power

Research firm J.D. Power has released its 2019 Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study, and Ace Hardware and True Value have tied for first place for overall customer satisfaction. The survey gathered data from 2,433 customers who purchased a home improvement ... Read More »

Independent We Stand Contest Recognizes Ohio Main Street

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Shop-local organization Independent We Stand is honoring an Ohio street and contributing $25,000 to its Main Street revitalization program. Main Street Wellington in Ohio has been named the 2019 winner of Independent We Stand’s annual America’s Main Streets contest. As ... Read More »

Retail Leaders Discuss Impact of Tariffs

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Recently, tariffs on goods entering the U.S. have been hot topics in retail. No matter which industry a business operates within, tariff implementations are causing ripple effects on suppliers and shoppers alike. Retail leaders from some of the U.S.’s best-known ... Read More »

Distribution America’s International Network Prizes Individuality

dave christmas

Strength in Members Distribution America is a team of six distributor members that combines a range of product specialties and service areas to power the largest independent distribution network in North America. Formed in 1991 with the merger of Liberty Distributors ... Read More »