Home » Original News

Original News

Hardware Manager Hosts In-Store Art Classes

Jon Wisthoff's art class at Williston Ace Hardware & Flooring

An artist and painter, Jon Wisthoff is the store manager at Williston Ace Hardware & Flooring and wanted the residents of Williston, North Dakota, to have a local place to purchase art supplies. So, he added the niche category and …

Read More »

Savings, Excitement Abound at Blish-Mize Spring Market

blish-mize market

The Blish-Mize Spring Market returned to the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas, March 17-19, and attendees were greeted with an array of savings and opportunities for product discovery from new and returning vendors.  Energy was high on …

Read More »

NHPA Kicks Off Renee on the Road in Florida

renee on the road

This week, staff members with the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) are heading out on a new adventure, road tripping through Florida to visit independent home improvement retailers.  The trip to Florida—which will take the team through Orlando …

Read More »

Managers Make Effort to Help Community Around the Clock

Morton Lumber Co.

When temperatures drop below freezing for several days or storms damage buildings, general manager Jason Wright and other staff members post their personal cellphone numbers on the store’s Facebook page with reminders that customers can call if their water pipes …

Read More »

NHPA Announces 2021 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

2021 Young Retailer of the Year Virtual Event

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is proud to announce the 2021 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Selected from a field of inspiring independent home improvement, paint and decorating retailers under the age of 35 across North …

Read More »

150 Years of Blish-Mize: A Q&A With John and Jonathan Mize

blish-mize anniversary

Blish-Mize Co. is celebrating 150 years of service this year. Hardware Retailing talked to chairman of the board John H. Mize and CEO and president Jonathan Mize for their insights into this milestone achievement for the company. Click here for …

Read More »

Blish-Mize Hosts Live Buying Market, Celebrates 150 Years

blish-mize market

After more than a year of most events in the home improvement industry grinding to a halt, Kansas-based Blish-Mize Co. held a live, face-to-face market last week, welcoming retailers and vendors to the Overland Park Convention Center for its three-day …

Read More »

What’s New at Ace Hardware’s Spring Show

Fall 2021 Convention

Ace Hardware Corp. is hosting its third fully virtual convention this week, providing retailers with special pricing on products, networking opportunities and training sessions. The digital show is modeled after Ace’s in-person events, which have been important gatherings for retailers …

Read More »