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Rebranding Brings Fresh Look, Renewed Focus to Mead Lumber

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In the summer of 2023, Mead Lumber launched a rebranding initiative aimed at updating the company’s look and creating consistency across its business units, both with employees and customers. The rebranding initiative features a new, modern logo and a refreshed …

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New Design Center Fabricates Opportunities at Builders

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Builders Warehouse had already built a reputation in Nebraska and Colorado for being the go-to place for homebuilding products, but recently took that reputation to the next level with a state-of-the-art design center at its Kearney, Nebraska, location, one of …

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How to Improve Employee Productivity

Benchmarking your business can make the difference between a tough season and a disastrous season. Every quarter, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA), in conjunction with The Farnsworth Group, fields the Independent Retailer Index. This survey asks retailers …

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Loss Prevention Technology Roundup

As technology advances, there is an ever-increasing array of tools available to help you deter and detect theft at your retail operation. Understanding your options and making sure you’re using the solutions that make sense for your business is key …

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How to Shut Out Cybercriminals

Given that a cyberattack could shut down your entire business, preventing one should be a top priority. With a background in IT and cybersecurity, Rob Hord, IT manager at Island Home Center and Lumber in Vashon, Washington, takes a proactive …

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Upgrade Your Store’s Coffee Brewing Section


In a world buzzing with caffeine enthusiasts, the desire to bring the coffee shop experience home is on the rise. Around 74% of Americans drink coffee every day, with 49% drinking three to five cups every day, according to data …

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6 Data Points Sharing What Employees Look for in a Job

Attracting willing and engaged employees is still a top priority —and for some, a concern—coming into the new year. In the 2023 edition of the Bentley-Gallup Business in Society Report, nearly 5,500 U.S. adults gave their perspectives on their priorities …

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