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Enroll in NHPA’s New Financial Management Course by Jan. 6

Financial Management

Are you looking to gain insight into expense control, budgeting, benchmarking and more? The deadline to apply for the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) upcoming Financial Management cohort class is Jan. 6. Or, get started now with the flexible, …

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Retailers Look for Ways to Combat Organized Theft

organized theft

Theft and loss have always been a part of the retail landscape, but in the last several weeks, some major retailers have been the victim of organized theft rings. Both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have …

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2021 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Sales

Thanksgiving

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday spending period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. When compared to the 186 million shoppers in 2020 and 190 million in 2019, the deceleration has …

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Aubuchon Company Acquires Delray Plus Family of Stores

Aubuchon acquires Delray

Bob Seminack and Micky Flood, founders and operators of Delray Plus True Value in New Hope, Pennsylvania—along with Bob’s son-in-law Dan McLaughlin and Micky’s son Chad Flood, who together own and operate three additional nearby True Value stores in Doylestown, …

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Distribution America and PRO Group Return to In-Person Events

EPC 2022

After a successful virtual event last year, Distribution America and PRO Group, Inc. returned to an in-person format for the 2022 Executive Planning Conference (EPC), held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The …

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Home Design Trends to Look for in 2022

For nearly two years, our homes have become places to work, go to school, enjoy time with family and find respite from the craziness of the pandemic. Since homeowners were spending so much time at home, many embarked on renovations, …

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CNRG Acquires Frattallone’s Ace Hardware

Frattallone's Ace Hardware

Larry Frattallone, founder and operator of Frattallone’s Ace Hardware in Arden Hills, MN, and his two sons, Tom and Mike Frattallone, have agreed to sell their business and operating assets to Central Network Retail Group LLC (CNRG), a multiformat, multi-brand …

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R.P. Lumber Acquires Alexander Lumber

R.P. Lumber Alexander

R.P. Lumber, a fast growing family-owned Midwest hardware and building materials retailer, continues to grow with the pending acquisition of long time competitor Alexander Lumber. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, Alexander Lumber is a 130-year-old family-owned company with locations in Illinois, …

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