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Friendship Strengthens 2 Retail Operations

Building a Brotherhood On a recent FaceTime call, Raffaelo Cianfaglione gave his friend Brian Kabat glimpses of his store in Norridge, Illinois. “He’s my hardware brother,” Cianfaglione says with a grin. Cianfaglione and Kabat are both independent home improvement retailers, …

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Turn Up the Volume on 2 Podcast Series

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Are you an avid listener of podcasts? If you haven’t listened to a podcast or aren’t sure what a podcast is, think of it like a radio show or interview conversation you can download and listen to anywhere, anytime. Would …

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Ace Hardware Names Benjamin Moore Its Preferred Paint Supplier

Benjamin Moore

Ace Hardware Corp. and Benjamin Moore have announced an expanded relationship that will make Benjamin Moore paints more widely available to DIY customers through locally owned Ace Hardware stores. The co-op has named the paint manufacturer its preferred paint supplier …

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Connect to Pointy’s Online Possibilities With Free Webinars

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New webinars from North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) business services partner Pointy can help you strengthen your online presence and bring new customers through the doors. By connecting to your barcode scanner and POS system, Pointy technology captures each …

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PRO Group Hosts Annual Group Merchandising Conference

PRO Group

Earlier this month, dozens of member distributors and vendor partners gathered in Atlanta for PRO Group Inc.’s annual Group Merchandising Conference (GMC). For 40 distributor and 75 manufacturer attendees, it was a chance to strategize on new product and conference …

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Selling Snack Foods for the Health Conscious Shopper

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Snacking isn’t just associated with junk food, and snack foods that contribute to better health are expected to continue growing in popularity. Key wellness-related reasons for eating snack foods include the “Nutritious/health benefit,” a “Healthy start to the day” and …

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Orgill to Add New York Distribution Center

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Orgill Inc., the world’s largest and fastest-growing independent hardlines distributor, will be expanding its network of distribution facilities with the addition of a 780,000-square-foot distribution center in Rome, New York. The new facility will be Orgill’s eighth full-service distribution center, …

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Understanding Implications of Chinese Tariffs

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Jonathan Gold, a trade expert for the National Retail Federation, answered questions from Hardware Retailing about the effects of recent Chinese tariffs. He provides insight into new 25 percent trade duties levied on hundreds of billions of dollars in Chinese …

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