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Monroe Hardware Spring Dealer Market Exceeds Expectations

Attendance at the Monroe Hardware Spring Dealer Market at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord, NC, surpassed previous records. The convention staff had to scramble to handle overflow at the annual breakfast buying bonanza and Keith Driscoll, director …

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Home Depot Opens Direct Fulfillment Center

Home Depot announced today the opening of its new direct fulfillment center in Locust Grove, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. It is the first of three new DFCs the company will open across the U.S. over the next two years, …

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Reliable Distributors 2014 Annual Conference Announced

Reliable Distributors will hold its annual Management & Marketing Conference, March 27-29, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. The theme for 2014 is “Living in America!” and will showcase Reliable manufacturers and distributors from across the country. Along with one-on-one private meetings between …

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Industry Stock Index Inches Higher

Post-Thanksgiving doldrums had Wall Street worried for the good first half of December. As the trading session ended Dec. 31, 2013, markets turned positive as uncertainty was tempered with action from the Federal Reserve. The Hardware Retailing Stock Index gained …

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A Guide to Navigating Health Care

Some of you may remember the Temptations’ hit song, “Ball of Confusion,” or maybe Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” Aside from being hits, these songs’ titles also seem to sum up the way many Americans are feeling about Affordable Care Act …

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Data Breach! Don’t Become the Next Target

Odds are, you will or maybe already have been a victim. You may not even know it. As more retailers utilize technologically advanced retail systems, both online and in store, customers are growing more and more at risk for having …

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