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True Value CEO Chris Kempa Talks 2022 Fall Reunion

Chris Kempa

The True Value 2022 Fall Reunion will take place Sept. 15-18 in Denver, Colorado, at the Colorado Convention Center, providing independent retailers with the chance to see new products and interact face-to-face with associates and vendors. Hardware Retailing spoke with …

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Blish-Mize Co. and Mize Family Honored for Community Support

Excellence Award

Earlier this month, the community of Atchison, Kansas, came together to recognize the contributions the Blish-Mize Company and the Mize family have made to the area and honor them with the Cray-Seaberg Vision of Excellence Award. The award ceremony was …

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Aubuchon Company Adds Chief People Officer EVP Position

chief people officer

The Aubuchon Company has added a new senior leadership position to keep up with rapid growth. The new chief people officer EVP position will be filled by Jillian Montmarquet on August 15. Montmarquet brings more than 15 years of organizational …

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Industry Expert Gary Petz on Store Planning and Layout

Store Planning

Store planning and layout can be a daunting task to develop a strategy for, but it is also instrumental to a successful operation. Hardware Retailing spoke with Gary Petz, vice president of Discovery Retail Group, about store planning and layout …

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Use Recognition Programs to Engage High-Performing Employees

recognition programs

When you notice an employee doing an exceptional job or going above and beyond their normal duties, thank them. Let them know you notice and appreciate their efforts. You might even want to go a step further and offer a …

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Aubuchon Company to Acquire Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply

Acquire Martin's Hardware & Building Supply

Martin and Kathleen Clark, owners and operators of Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply in Bristol and Middlebury, Vermont, have agreed to sell their business to the Aubuchon Company, the oldest and largest family-owned hardware store chain in America. “Martin and …

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US LBM To Acquire Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company

US LBM to

US LBM, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the U.S., announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Texas-based Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company, a prominent building products supplier to building professionals and homeowners in the Southwest. …

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Nation’s Best Acquires Advanced Window Systems

advanced window systems

Nation’s Best has added Advanced Window Systems (AWS), one of the region’s top providers of premier windows and doors, to its family of businesses. AWS maintains a large warehouse south of Dallas, Texas, and a showroom in the Dallas Design …

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