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How Jackson Center PRO Competes on Price

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Jackson Center PRO Hardware is making an art of competitive pricing. The Jackson Center, Ohio, store currently has about 3,000 square feet of selling space, but the size isn’t preventing it from beating the big boxes on quality and price. …

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Planning for Succession With Gary Pittsford

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In 2020, Hardware Retailing is talking about succession planning in each issue of the magazine. To get the series started, we consulted with Gary Pittsford, president and CEO of Castle Wealth Advisors, a financial advisory firm that has been guiding …

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Presenting Retail as a Career

Adam Lukoskie of the National Retail Federation (NRF) is a leader within the NRF Foundation, which offers RISE Up, a training program designed to help people develop the skills to build careers in retail businesses of all types. Lukoskie provides …

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Research Shows Why Company Culture Matters

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A company culture — the operation’s work atmosphere and core values—are critical for customer and employee satisfaction. Research from global research firm PwC reinforces why. A good company culture impacts employee performance, job satisfaction and loyalty, according to PwC. And …

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Borderland Hardware Celebrates a Century

The team at Borderland Hardware in Mercedes, Texas, hosted a memorable community party when the business turned 100 in October. Ken and Debbie Eilers wanted to mark the anniversary of their store’s opening in honor of Ken’s parents, Robert and …

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Lugbill Supply Center Makes Generosity Easier

For the third year running, Lugbill Supply Center in Archbold, Ohio, provided everything necessary for community members to give Christmas gifts to children throughout the world who are impacted by war, poverty, natural disasters and disease. Deb Nafziger, co-owner of …

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Hoover Hardware Do it Center Continues Its Growth Path

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Rick Hoover’s family has been in the hardware business for more than 50 years, serving a small community of just over 1,200 people in Troy, Pennsylvania. The building where Hoover Hardware Do it Center currently resides has housed a hardware …

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Market Measure 2019: The Industry’s Annual Report

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story now.  Though there has been a lot of hushed talk in recent months about the R-word looming on our economic horizon, economist opinions are certainly split about whether a recession …

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