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Product Previews, New Vendors Bring Heat to Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market

With unique products to scope out and early product peeks to entice, the 2018 Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market offered Blish-Mize customers a great market experience, along with plenty of deals on a number of products across multiple categories. The buying ... Read More »

HIRI Conference Explores Robust Home Improvement Market

At the HIRI 2018 Insights Conference, an array of speakers detailed the economic trends and consumer preferences that are shaping the home improvement industry. The annual event, presented by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), was Sept. 18-19 in Oak ... Read More »

Big-Box Retailers Offer Competitive Incentives to Seasonal Hires

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Big-box stores, including Target and Kohl’s, are looking for new ways to compete for tens of thousands of seasonal workers, the Chicago Tribune reports. “A strong economy has retailers expecting a busy holiday shopping season, but with unemployment near historic lows, ... Read More »

Historical Tour Takes Locals Back in Time at Morris Hardware

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Main Street businesses in McConnelsville, Ohio, recently invited the community to celebrate local history and culture through an event called McConnelsville Open Doors. One of the many attractions available during the Sept. 15 community celebration was a guided tour of ... Read More »

NRHA Announces New Human Resources Business Services Partnership

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As part of its mission, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) strives to find opportunities to help retailers run better and more profitable businesses. One of the ways NRHA works toward its mission is by forming partnerships with organizations ... Read More »

Hardware Distribution Warehouses Fall Market Attendance Up 30 Percent

Hardware Distribution Warehouses

Hardware Distribution Warehouses (HDW) recent Fall Market, held at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, saw increased attendance of 30 percent compared to their previous market. CEO and president Kenneth R. Beauvais says registration and attendance were the second ... Read More »

Wilco Celebrates Company’s 20th Location

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Oregon-based cooperative Wilco opened its third store in central Oregon and its 20th store overall on Aug. 29, the company reports. The 20th store, located in Redmond, Oregon, celebrated its opening with a day full of events and special activities. ... Read More »

Zettler Hardware: A History of Adaptation

Zettler Hardware

Zettler Hardware’s parent business opened in 1844, and its ability to adapt to the times has kept the company alive through changes that were tumultuous for retail and the country itself. Founder John Jacob Zettler was an early settler in ... Read More »