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Réno-Dépôt Takes a New Direction

RONA Inc., Canada’s leading retailer and distributor of hardware, home renovation and gardening products, announced the repositioning of its Réno-Dépôt brand that includes a new store concept. The stores’ new look is part of RONA’s overall recovery strategy. “The Réno-Dépôt …

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Trends, Technology on Display at House Hasson Dealer Market

Retailers networked with manufacturers and other retailers and received updated information on new products, trends and technology at the House Hasson Hardware Country Dealer Market, held Jan. 16-18 at the Opryland Resort in Nashville. Vice president of marketing David Helfenberger …

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Federal Investigators Send Report to Retailers Detailing Target Data Breach


The holiday data breach at Target appeared to be part of a broad and highly sophisticated international hacking campaign against multiple retailers, according to a report prepared by federal and private investigators that was sent to financial-services companies and retailers. …

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Products, Seminars, Programs Available to United Hardware Market Attendees

Last weekend, United Hardware retailers got a chance to see thousands of products and learn more about new opportunities during the United Hardware January Buying Market, held Jan. 10-12 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Gear Up, Get Outdoors One area …

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Holiday Retail Sales Come in at Expectations

The National Retail Federation reported that December retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month, and 4.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year. Total holiday retail sales, which include November and December sales, increased 3.8 percent …

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Builder Confidence Down Slightly in January

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes fell one point to 56 in January from a revised December reading of 57 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Rising home prices, historically …

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Rocky’s Ace Hardware Holds Third Annual Pet Food Drive

Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a family-owned business with 32 neighborhood-based stores, collected and delivered four tons of pet food along with beds, leashes, treats, toys and cleaning supplies to local animal shelters during its third annual Rocky’s Ace Hardware Pet Food …

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New Website Rolled Out at United Hardware Buying Market

Attendees to the United Hardware January Buying Market, held Jan. 10-12 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, got a chance to do more than purchase new inventory—they also learned about the distributor’s new website, which was released at the market. While …

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