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Ace Hardware Selects Missouri for New Distribution Center

Ace Q2 2023

Ace Hardware announced plans to open a new retail support center (RSC) in Kansas City, Missouri. The new Ace distribution center, spanning approximately 1.5 million square feet, is projected to be fully operational in 2025 and is expected to create …

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Houzz Shares the Hottest Summer Design Trends

summer design trends

Reflecting a desire to create new living areas and improve existing spaces to fit current and future lifestyles, the hottest summer design trends go nontraditional and a little outside the box. Houzz surveyed its community of homeowners, home design enthusiasts …

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How Flexible Scheduling Can Improve Morale

Wilco employees

With a willingness to embrace change and evolve, Wilco Stores has found great success and built a strong company culture. TJ Colson, president of Wilco Stores, says the core values of integrity, excellence, respect, accountability, teamwork and community set the …

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4 Ways to Embrace Innovation From RICE 2023

RICE 2023

With a pulse on what’s happening now and an eye to the future of retail, the 2023 Retail Innovations Expo and Conference brought together retailers, industry experts and vendors from across various retail verticals. The three-day RICE 2023 event included …

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Far West Equipment Dealers Association to Merge With Associated Equipment Distributors

The Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA) board of directors met and ratified a membership vote to merge with Associated Equipment Distributors (AED). The merger is scheduled to finalize by the end of August. “We are pleased with the outcome …

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Ambassador Supply Acquires Straight Line Metal Buildings

Ambassador Supply has acquired Straight Line Metal Buildings, a Brookshire, Texas-based company that manufactures and installs pre-engineered metal buildings. This acquisition strengthens both companies’ commitments to providing high-quality products and comprehensive services to their partners. “We’ve been searching for the …

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NHPA Signs On in Support of Credit Card Legislation

credit card legislation

Several independent retail organizations, including the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA), have signed a letter in support of the Credit Card Competition Act (CCCA), legislation that would enhance competition and choice in the credit card network market.  Small …

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HDA Promotes Trent Kauffman to Director of Merchandising


Hardlines Distribution Alliance (HDA) announced the promotion of Trent Kauffman to director of merchandising. Previously a merchandise manager, Kauffman brings with him numerous years of experience in the industry and at HDA working to build partnerships to drive success across …

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