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Make Payroll a Priority as the Year Ends

While 2014 is coming to an end, tax season is quickly approaching. Independent retailers must make sure their stores’ financials are in check and begin preparing year-end reports. There are many cost-cutting advantages for small business, so review the following article that provides …

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True Value Announces Third Quarter Results

On Monday, Nov. 3, True Value Company reported gross billings of $466.4 million for the quarter ending Sept. 27, 2014, up 2.4 percent or $10.8 million, from $455.6 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue was $350.6 million, …

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PRO Group, Bostwick-Braun Award New Scholarship

One employee at a PRO Hardware store will soon be learning more about retail management and leadership development thanks to some help from the Denver-based PRO Group, Inc. and Toledo, Ohio-based Bostwick-Braun. Anthony Wilkerson, assistant manager at Burkhardt PRO Hardware …

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First-Time Buyers Face Obstacles

The amount of first-time homebuyers in the market is rather small compared to previous years. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), “the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing …

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More Gifts to Give, More Money to Spend

Consumers are increasing their gift-gifting this year, according to Deloitte’s 29th annual holiday shopping survey. This optimistic outlook has been shared with other analysts, but Deloitte details all aspects in its 32-page report. Below is a brief overview of the findings …

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Ace Hardware Recognized for Customer Experience

Ace Hardware has been honored with an award from the Professional Association for Customer Experience (PACE). Ace has earned the Customer Experience Award for Corporate Customer Commitment. According to a press release by Ace Hardware, this is the first-ever award …

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Apple Pay an Option at Sunshine Ace Hardware Locations

Since Apple introduced Apple Pay, a new mobile payment option for consumers, buzz about the new technology has been huge. For consumers with Apple Pay installed and ready to use on their mobile devices, an independent home improvement retailer in Florida has the …

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Customer Experience Key to Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

Online shopping has made ordering products easier, added new ways to advertise and promote, and has enabled customers to compare prices among different retailers. However, online shopping is still missing one thing—the in-store customer experience. In order to learn what …

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