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Now Available: 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study

2019 cost of doing business study

Understanding how your business compares to similar operations is a crucial step in mastering your finances. Each year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) surveys retailers to deliver that knowledge to independent operators across the U.S. The result is …

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Umber’s Do it Best Hardware Takes on a Mission

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A local pastor had a tall order for Dave Umber, owner of Umber’s Do it Best Hardware in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The pastor asked Umber to stock his store in three days with enough tornado relief supplies for nearly 300 …

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Amazon, Home Depot to Share Multistory Seattle Warehouse

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Amazon and Home Depot will share a multistory warehouse in Seattle in an effort for both companies to enhance delivery times, The Wall Street Journal reports. The online retailer signed a lease for a three-story facility, reportedly the first of …

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Former Do it Best President and CEO Don Wolf Dies at 90

Don Wolf, who served for more than 25 years as president and CEO of what would become Do it Best Corp. and helped grow it into a multibillion-dollar international home improvement co-op, died on Sept. 11. He was 90 years …

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Ace Hardware Presents New Initiatives at Fall Convention

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Ace Hardware Corp. presented a new growth plan and promoted some new initiatives at its fall buying show in Atlanta. The co-op announced Higher Ground, its new strategic plan, at the Ace Hardware Fall 2019 Convention & Exhibits, which was …

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Ace Hardware Acquires Home Repair Franchise

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Ace Hardware Corp. has completed the acquisition of Handyman Matters, a home repair, maintenance and improvement services franchise based in Denver, the company confirms in a statement. Ace confirms Handyman Matters will soon become Ace Handyman Services and operate as …

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spoga+gafa Previews Upcoming Lawn and Garden Trends

International lawn and garden event spoga+gafa 2019 took place Sept. 1-3 in Cologne, Germany. The event featured more than 2,000 exhibitors in the lawn and garden, outdoor living and grilling categories. About 40,000 attendees from 124 countries came to explore …

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Recap: Pointy Webinars Highlight Ease of E-Commerce

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Throughout August, webinars from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) business services partner Pointy helped independent home improvement operators make e-commerce a reality for their businesses. The webinars featured Google’s Ajay Arora, Matt Dockrell and Knudson Lumber Co.’s Cheryl …

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