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Home Hardware Announces Return to In-Person Market in Fall 2022

Home Hardware

Home Hardware Stores Ltd. has announced that plans are underway to host an in-person 2022 Fall Market. The event is scheduled to take place from September 23-25 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, Ontario. “As public health measures ease across …

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IPG Acquired by Clearlake

IPG Clearwater

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Clearlake). Under the terms of the agreement, Clearlake will acquire the outstanding shares of …

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Report Finds Consumers Willing to Pay More for Sustainable Goods

sustainable goods

First Insight and Wharton Baker Retailing Center found that consumers are willing to pay for more sustainable goods, surprising many retail executives. The report revealed that a knowledge gap exists between what consumers actually want and what retailers presume they …

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World’s Largest Garden Trade Show Returns for 2022


After a two-year hiatus, spoga+gafa 2022 will return as an in-person event at the Koelnmesse event center in Cologne, Germany. spoga+gafa, the world’s largest garden lifestyle trade fair, brings garden enthusiasts and the top players of the global green industry …

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Ace Reports Revenue Increases for Q4 and 2021

Ace revenue 2021

Ace Hardware Corporation released its sales and revenue numbers for Q4 2021 and full year 2021 results, recording full-year revenues of $8.6 billion, a 10.7 percent increase in full-year revenues on top of 2020’s increase of 27.9 percent. Q4 revenues …

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Do it Best Announces Spring Open Buying Day

Open Buying Day 2022

To enhance the selection of potential products it offers to its member-owners from domestic and international vendors, Do it Best will be hosting a spring Open Buying Day. The event will take place on March 22 at the Do it …

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NHPA Insights on E-Commerce and Retail Technology

e-commerce insights

Because the landscape of retail technology and e-commerce has changed dramatically in the last few years, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) asked independent retailers to share their insights on how their approach to or thoughts on retail …

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Big-Box Q4 and 2021 Financials Roundup

big-box 2021

Several major big-box retailers and manufacturers recently released financial results. Here’s a look at how each performed in the last quarter of the fiscal year and fiscal year 2021.  Lowe’s In Q4 2021, Lowe’s reported net earnings of $1.2 billion …

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