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Hardlines Distribution Alliance Hosts Its First GMC 

After the formation of Hardlines Distribution Alliance (HDA) in April, the organization hosted its first in-person Group Merchandising Conference (GMC) last week at the Embassy Suites Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. As the first event hosted by HDA, all attendees were …

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Westlake Ace Receives Philanthropy Award

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For the past 10 years, Westlake Ace has been a staunch supporter of The Salvation Army and has hosted an annual fan drive in the communities where it has stores. The fan drive started in a single store in Hutchinson, …

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Why New Movers Make Good Customers

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According to V12’s 2021 New Mover Trends Report, 83% of new movers take on home improvement projects and 64% purchase home improvement items before their move. As consumers relocate, retailers have the opportunity to gain new customers and cash in …

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Rebranding, eCommerce and Category Solutions Focal Points of United Hardware’s Fall & Winter Buying Market

United Hardware retailers attending the cooperative’s Fall & Winter Buying Market had opportunities to learn about their company’s brand revitalization initiative, eCommerce platform and new options for creating stronger category solutions. The buying market, held June 23 – 25 at …

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Do it Best President Emeritus Don Wolf Garners Posthumous Honors

Don Wolf

Do it Best president emeritus Don Wolf was posthumously inducted into the inaugural class of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) Alumni Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual conference. Don served as a Big and was a …

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Attendance for spoga+gafa 2022 Hits Pre-Pandemic Levels

spoga+gafa 2022

spoga+gafa, which is the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world, took place in Cologne, Germany, from June 19-21, a new date for the trade fair. With over 25,000 visitors from 112 countries, spoga+gafa 2022 connected industry players from …

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Do it Best Creates New LBM Division Role

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Do it Best has announced that Jean Fahy will be assuming the new role of LBM Division Manager of Business Development, effective July 1. In this role, Fahy will be executing on key LBM member recruitment initiatives while expanding the …

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Global Home Improvement Industry Gathers in Copenhagen

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Earlier this month, leaders from the global home improvement community gathered in Copenhagen to attend the 8th Annual Global DIY Summit, which featured presentations, networking events and tours of some of the region’s top retailers. Produced by the European DIY …

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