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Home Hardware Contractor Trade Show Series Starts Jan. 9

Home Hardware Stores Limited plans to kick off its annual Tough as Nails contractor trade shows for contractors, renovators, builders and trades people Jan. 9 in Sudbury, Ontario. The series will stop in six cities across Canada, providing attendees with …

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Remodeling Activity Expected to Grow in 2014

Remodelers are expecting to have a solid 2014, according to Qualified Remodeler magazine’s annual online market forecast survey. Of those who responded to the survey, 78 percent reported having either an excellent or good outlook on the year ahead, an …

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Consumer Confidence Rebounds in December

Consumer confidence is making strides, recovering from pre-government shutdown levels, according to the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index®. The index, which had decreased in November, rebounded in December, now standing at 78.1, up from 72.0 the month prior. “Consumer confidence rebounded …

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Whirlpool Moves Washing Machine Production to U.S.

Whirlpool recently announced it is moving production of its commercial front-load washing machines from Monterrey, Mexico to Clyde, Ohio. Production of the font-load commercial washer platform is due to begin in the U.S. April 2014. “We continue to invest in advanced manufacturing processes in …

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Ace Hardware Corp. Celebrates 90 Years

In 1924, when four Chicago-area hardware retailers decided to combine their individual buying power to get better deals from suppliers, there was no way they could know their idea would grow into the home improvement industry’s largest distribution operation. That’s …

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Hot Commodities: Five Ways to Cope with Fluctuating Raw Material Costs

Most retailers know there are just some things beyond their control. For those heavily selling building materials and lumber, constant changes in commodities pricing are almost always at the top of that list of variables. Between slowed domestic new-home construction …

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Do You Have A Health Care Game Plan?

Health care is a big topic on every retailer’s mind right now, especially as more elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) come to fruition. The ACA comes with plenty of questions: What, in the way of insurance, is a …

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Retailers Tap into Sweet Sales

Two retailers recently teamed up with nearby nature centers to help some of their youngest customers tap into a local hobby: maple sugaring. Staff at Keough’s Do it Best Paint & Hardware in Connecticut and Orme Do it Best Hardware …

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