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Koopman Lumber Named ‘Best Family-Owned Business’

The Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) recently announced that it is recognizing Koopman Lumber, a family-owned and -operated business with 11 locations in Massachusetts, as the “Best Family-Owned Business” in its Best of Business Awards. “This award means a lot to us because we …

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Do it Best Aligns Team to Propel Member Growth

To ensure the company maintains its relentless focus on its member growth initiatives and enhances the infrastructure to support them, Do it Best has set up two proven leaders as senior sales directors and aligned several other leadership roles with …

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Ace Ranked as One of Top 10 Franchises in the World for 2023

Top 10 Franchises

Ace Hardware earned another industry recognition, being named as one of the leading franchise opportunities based on its retailer support, yearly sales growth and strong brand recognition. The company secured a spot in the Top 10 franchise business opportunities in …

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Do it Best Drives Sales With Record New Member Growth

At the halfway point in its fiscal year, Do it Best announced that company net profit is up 10%, reaching $85.3 million with $2.5 billion in sales through December. “We’ve made substantial progress in our investments to strengthen the engine …

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Houzz Study Finds Sustainability Is Key to Kitchen Renovations in 2023

Houzz Inc. released the 2023 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study that found that homeowners engaging in kitchen renovations overwhelming want to incorporate sustainable features in their remodels with. Popular choices for sustainable features include LED bulbs (65%), energy-efficient appliances (61%), water-efficient …

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Diamond Vogel Announces 2023 Feature Colors and More

Diamond Vogel releases their 2023 Color Trend Report with the announcement of four feature colors that highlight inspiring color and design trends for the coming year. Each color expresses important architectural and lifestyle influences, providing key inspiration for today’s home. …

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The U.S. Added 223,000 Jobs in December 

jobs December

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest monthly surveys, the U.S. added 223,000 jobs in December. Several industries saw noteworthy job gains, including leisure and hospitality, which added 67,000 jobs, and construction jobs increased by 28,000 jobs. Construction …

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NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show Kicks Off This Weekend

NRF 2023

Offering three days of educational programming, an expo featuring retail solutions and trends and opportunities to explore the latest in retail technology, NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show starts this weekend in New York City, hosted by the National Retail Federation …

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