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Consumer Electronics Show Highlights New Retail Possibilities

retail technology

At the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show® (CES), the ways technology will impact the future of retail were on full display. Featuring presentations from global retail brands, tech entrepreneurs and industry analysts, CES 2021 was a look into the future of …

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Material Distributors, Inc. Acquired by Amerhart

Amerhart, Green Bay, WI

On December 30, 2020, Amerhart acquired Material Distributors, Inc. (MDI), a wholesale distributor of building materials based in Marshall, Minnesota. Sunbelt Business Advisors served as the exclusive financial advisor to MDI in connection with the sale. Sunbelt initiated, structured and …

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PRO Group Plans Virtual 2021 Group Merchandising Conference

2021 group merchandising conference

PRO Group, Inc. has announced the 2021 Group Merchandising Conference (GMC) will be a virtual event due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The virtual event is scheduled to take place June 21-24. As with the 2020 virtual GMC, PRO …

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Nominate a Young Retailer of the Year

2021 Young Retailer of the Year

Have you submitted a nomination for the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) 2021 Young Retailer of the Year program? The deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 28. Why Nominate? Honorees benefit from exposure for themselves and the businesses …

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Apply for Foundations of Leadership Program by Feb. 1

Foundations of Leadership program

It’s a new year, which means it’s an excellent time to look at leadership development training for your new managers. Have you considered the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Foundations of Leadership program? The program offers three different …

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Paycheck Protection Program to Reopen Jan. 11

paycheck protection program jan. 11

Beginning Jan. 11, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will again be open to businesses adversely affected by COVID-19, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has confirmed. The program will be available to new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. The SBA …

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United Hardware To Launch 2021 Spring and Summer Buying Market

United Hardware Virtual Market

As 2021 begins, United Hardware is the first cooperative in the industry to launch its Spring and Summer Buying Market. Open to all United Hardware­ retailers, the online Virtual Experience event will run for a seven-day period, January 11-17, 2021. …

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Ace Hardware Names 2021 Clark+Kensington Color Trends

2021 clark+kensington color trends

Ace Hardware Corp. has announced its 2021 Clark+Kensington® Color Trends. The three color trend sets are Understated Impact, Mindful Living and Creative escape. The company says these colors are heavily inspired by natural minerals and aim to conjure a feeling …

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