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Caldwell True Value Relies on Relationships With Customers and Distributor

Caldwell True Value

For young adults who have grown up in their parents’ independent home improvement businesses, deciding on their future might feel like reaching a fork in the road. They may want to become the next in line to run the operation, …

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Indian Trail Hardware Thrives With Direction From Mother-Daughter Team

Indian Trail Hardware

Indian Trail Hardware has been a reliable family business for locals to turn to in Indian Trail, North Carolina, and surrounding communities for decades. Owned and operated by Bill and Mae Workman since 1984, the store was only 4,000 square …

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Maine Retailer Scoops Up New Opportunities With Ice Cream Shop

ice cream shop

For 20 years, Pete Erickson’s job was selling and servicing forestry equipment, which required him to travel all across New England. Yet four years ago he decided to change his career path drastically. From spending his days outside in the …

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Marcon Building Supply Halloween Event Unites Community

Marcon Building Supply

In Markleysburg, Pennsylvania, local businesses came together to put a spell on shoppers just in time for Halloween. On Oct. 20, Marcon Building Supply hosted its first Halloween-themed event to bring customers of all ages through its doors, meet the …

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Norfolk Hardware Helps Restore Historic Boston Farm

Norfolk Hardware

When the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm was first built in the late 1700s, its owners contributed to the everyday life of the colonial community by farming the then-rural area. Now, more than 200 years later, it is once again a …

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10 Habits of Successful Retailers

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Successful retailers have habits they build into their business practices that help them excel. Hardware Retailing checked in with Bobby Fuller and Jason Haley, past honorees from the North American Retail Hardware …

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Historical Tour Takes Locals Back in Time at Morris Hardware

Morris Hardware

Main Street businesses in McConnelsville, Ohio, recently invited the community to celebrate local history and culture through an event called McConnelsville Open Doors. One of the many attractions available during the Sept. 15 community celebration was a guided tour of …

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Zettler Hardware: A History of Adaptation

Zettler Hardware

Zettler Hardware’s parent business opened in 1844, and its ability to adapt to the times has kept the company alive through changes that were tumultuous for retail and the country itself. Founder John Jacob Zettler was an early settler in …

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