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The Million Dollar Popcorn Machine

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Hassett Hardware has seen expansive growth and success in the six decades since it opened, going from one location in 1957 to now six locations across the San Francisco Bay Area. President and owner Eric Hassett contributes much of that …

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Gain a Competitive Edge With BOPIS


In response to rising shipping costs, Amazon has been changing its strategy when it comes to shipping and returns, including offering select Amazon Prime subscribers $10 to pick up their orders rather than have them delivered. Customers who take advantage …

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Share Your Data, Get a Cup of Coffee on Us


The latest installment of the NHPA Independent Retailer Index is brewing, and we need your participation. The Independent Retailer Index measures key performance indicators of independent retailers each quarter, and the aggregated data is released to allow you to compare your …

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J.D. Power Releases 2023 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study

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J.D. Power recently released its 2023 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction StudySM, which measures customer satisfaction through five factors: staff and service, in-store experience, merchandise, online experience and price. Despite Amazon continuing to attract more home improvement customers, 87% of home improvement …

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How Big-Box Retailers Performed in Q1 2023

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For the first quarter of 2023, several big-box retailers experienced continued increases in sales compared to Q4 2022, with others reporting decreases in sales because of unseasonable weather affecting consumer purchases during the quarter. The Home Depot The Home Depot …

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Ace Hardware Reports Q1 2023 Results

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Ace Hardware released its financial report for the first quarter of 2023, marking first quarter revenues of $2.1 billion, a decrease of 5.8% from last year. Net income for Ace in Q1 2023 was $66.2 million, down 44.7% from the …

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HDA Hosts First Ever May Group Merchandising Conference 

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Hardlines Distribution Alliance (HDA) hosted the first ever Group Merchandising Conference (GMC) in the month of May. The event brought together hundreds of distributors and vendors to the Embassy Suites Atlanta Buckhead to take advantage of one of the most …

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Hartville Hardware Leaders Presented With Legacy Award

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Howard Miller Jr. and Wayne Miller received the 2022 Legacy Award from the Lake Township Chamber of Commerce in recognition of a lifetime of good business practices, outstanding character and unfaltering community leadership during their tenure at the helm of …

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