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NAHB Economic Expert Shares 2023 Insights

Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington is the National Association of Home Builders‘ (NAHB) assistant vice president for forecasting and analysis. She oversees the activities of the forecasting & analysis section of the economics group which includes housing market analysis, industry surveys, developing and …

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Ring’s End to Acquire Johnson Paint Company 

Ring's End acquire

Ring’s End Inc. has announced it will acquire Johnson Paint Company, effective Jan. 31, 2023. Johnson Paint Co. includes 11 paint stores in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire, and will expand Ring’s End operation to 31 stores in five states …

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Rocky’s Ace Hardware is a Retail Hall of Fame Inductee

Rocky’s Ace Hardware, one of the country’s largest family-owned Ace Hardware dealers, was recently honored with the Award of Excellence in Retail by the Retailers Association of Massachusetts (RAM) and inducted into the Retail Hall of Fame. Recipients are nominated by …

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Orgill Announces Additions, Changes to Leadership Team

Orgill Leadership

To further support growth and help build on its corporate culture, Orgill has hired Laura Freeman to fill the newly created position of executive vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer. Freeman will officially join Orgill Jan. …

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Houzz Predicts Top Home Design Trends for 2023

Houzz home design 2023

Houzz, the leading home and design platform, recently released its top 10 home design trend predictions for 2023. As you plan your buying strategies for the new year, consider these emerging trends and what products you can stock to help …

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Dave Christmas Retiring From Hardlines Distribution Alliance

Dave Christmas

After nearly 20 years with the company, Distribution America (DA) CEO Dave Christmas will be retiring at the end of 2022. In celebration of his long-time service in the independent home improvement channel, Hardware Retailing talked to Christmas about his …

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Jeske Hardware Distributors Adds Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager

Jeske Hardware territory manager

Jeske Hardware Distributors is excited to welcome Nick Nelson of Aylett, Virginia, to the Jeske sales team as the account manager for the company’s mid-Atlantic sales territory. As an account manager, Nelson will be responsible for servicing accounts and developing …

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Lancaster Announces New Online Ordering Platform

Lancaster ordering platform

In an effort to better serve its customers, Lancaster released a new online store and ordering platform. Senior marketing coordinator lead Nick Weiner​​ says the company worked closely with software developer Chris Bevan to create the new site, which will …

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