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Wooster Brush Finalizes Plans for 600,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion

wooster brush

The Wooster Brush Company announced it will break ground on an additional manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facility on October 20. The new facility will total more than 600,000 square feet, making it the largest expansion in the company’s 170-year history. …

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Black Friday Predicted as Busiest Shopping Day for 2021

Black Friday

Sensormatic Solutions, a global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls, predicts that Black Friday, taking place Nov. 26, will be the busiest shopping day in the U.S. for 2021. The prediction comes from retail traffic data analytics within the company’s …

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August Existing Home Sales Drop, Median Prices Rise

August home sales

The sale of existing homes dropped for the first time in two months, according to the National Association of Realtors. Existing home sales for August were down 1.5 percent from the same month in 2020 and down 2 percent from …

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2021 NHPA All-Industry Conference Preview

All-Industry Conference Overview

From navigating supply chain challenges and managing employee safety and morale to celebrating record sales and adapting to new consumer demands, you’ve persevered through extraordinary times. The challenges and successes independent home improvement retailers have seen over the last 18 …

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Meet the NHPA All-Industry Panelists

NHPA All-Industry Conference

There is still time to register to attend the NHPA All-Industry Conference in Las Vegas Oct. 21-23. The conference is co-located with the National Hardware Show and will deliver educational presentations, industry-specific panel discussions and networking opportunities for independent home …

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Ace Retailers Grateful To Be Back In-Person for Fall 2021 Convention

Fall Convention 2021

For the first time in over 18 months, Ace Hardware retailers from around the country came together in-person for the Fall 2021 Ace Hardware Convention. The convention was held Sept. 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. …

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Sherwin-Williams Reveals Its 2022 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Willams 2022

Ushering in a new era of nostalgic mid-tones, Sherwin-Williams announced its 2022 Color of the Year is Evergreen Fog, a nourishing and sophisticated gray-green.  “With neutrals warming up, consumers leaning into creative expression at home and greens increasing in popularity, …

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Consumers Spending More Money Per Trip, Shopping Less Often

consumers spending

A recent study by the The NPD Group found that the amount of money consumers are spending on each shopping trip or occasion is increasing, but the amount of times they are shopping overall is decreasing. When the pandemic first …

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