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Ace Hardware, Lowe’s Release Q2 Financial Results

Q2 financial results

Ace Hardware Corp. and Lowe’s both recently released their second-quarter 2018 financial results. Earnings were up for both companies, but dive into their separate reports to get the full story on how these home improvement companies are faring at the …

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Orgill Announces Expansion of Facility, Names E-Commerce Partner


It was a busy week for hardware distributor Orgill Inc. In addition to hosting its Fall Dealer Market in Las Vegas, the company also made two big operational announcements. Visit the links below to learn more about Orgill’s plans for …

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Impulse Merchandising Tactics That Drive Sales

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Hard to Resist One of the key performance indicators for a retail business is average transaction size or sales per customer. Do you know what that number is for …

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Pocket Flashlight


The LiL Larry Power Pocket Light features a 250 lumen worklight in a six-inch tall penlike body. The light has three settings: high, low and emergency red flash. It is water- and impact-resistant, has a nonslip grip, protective LED housing, …

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Basic Skills Test for Prospective Employees

Before you start investing a lot of time and resources in vetting a prospective employee, it’s helpful to know as much as you can about their fitness for the job. One way to find out more is to give applicants …

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Collapsible Ladder

collapsible ladder

TELESTEPS® engineered climbing products are designed to be strong and are manufactured with aircraft-grade aluminum alloys to make them light and easier to move around. The ladders are easy to use, easy to carry and easy to store, allowing contractors, professionals …

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Floating Table Tennis Game

table tennis

The Floating Table Tennis Game from Poolmaster® is made from noncorrosive EPS foam, with built-in compartments for convenient storage. It unfolds easily for a quick setup and doubles as a tabletop game. The set includes two oversize paddles, a net …

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Loss Prevention Tips for the Holidays

The Christmas shopping season should put retailers in a good mood, but it’s also a prime time for shoplifters to ply their trade. As stores get busy, it’s easier for a shoplifter to get lost in the crowd. Make sure …

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