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Headlining News From Canada

Hardlines Monthly News

Each month, Hardware Retailing shares industry news from Canada. For the full story of each of these briefs, visit hardlines.ca/hr. Lowe’s Announces 34 More Store Closings, Further Rationalization in Canada Lowe’s Canada recently announced that it will shutter 34 stores …

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Watch: True Value Invites Retailers to 2020 Spring Reunion

true value spring 2020 reunion

True Value is inviting retailers to thrive at the 2020 Spring Reunion, held Feb. 13-16 in New Orleans. Click play on the video above to hear a special message from True Value president and CEO John Hartmann about why this …

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Marcus Moran Remembered for a Legacy of Generosity

Marcus Moran

Marcus Moran Jr. worked in the independent home improvement industry for nearly 50 years, but his legacy extends beyond his significant work in his family’s business. Moran was a former president and CEO of Aubuchon Hardware, which operates more than …

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5 Video Highlights From the State of Independents Conference

State of Independents Conference

The North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) recent State of Independents Conference brought together innovative home improvement retailers from throughout the U.S. to offer insight into how their operations are evolving. Six store owners participated in panel discussions on challenges, growth …

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Monitoring the Market: Quarter 1

Use the following industry metrics to anticipate emerging trends and opportunities in the channel. Data is not seasonally adjusted, meaning these graphs represent real-time shifts in the market. Understand consumers’ desire to save or spend by gauging overall consumer confidence …

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Preview New Trends From the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Smart Home

At the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), international manufacturers showcased products featuring the latest technology and trends in the industry. As North America’s largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design, KBIS enables lesser-known manufacturers …

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More Homebuilders Adding Energy-Efficient Features

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Homebuilders are increasingly adding energy-efficient elements, even in homes they don’t consider to be “green,” according to new data from the National Association of Home Builders and Dodge Data & Analytics. The 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket …

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Handyman Home Hardware Shares Pancakes and Friendship

Handyman Home Hardware

Red shirts and hundreds of pancakes are hallmarks of a community breakfast Handyman Home Hardware hosts annually. The store is located in Conception Bay South, a small community in Newfoundland and Labrador. Handyman Home Hardware hosts the event as part …

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