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True Value Goes “All In” at Its 2021 Fall Reunion

This past weekend, True Value Co. welcomed retailers to its first in-person event since early 2020. The 2021 Fall Reunion, held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, was open to all independent retailers and included a …

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Do it Best Celebrates Record-Breaking Year at Fall Market

do it best market

For the first time since February 2020, Do it Best members and vendors convened at the Indiana Convention Center for the co-op’s fall 2021 buying market, held Sept. 27-30 in Indianapolis.  In addition to being the first in-person buying opportunity …

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2021 Halloween Spending Expected to Top $10 Billion 

2021 Halloween spending

Retailers can expect a sweet year for Halloween spending this year. The National Retail Federation (NRF) conducted its Annual 2021 Halloween Spending Survey and based on the results, is predicting that spending for the holiday will top $10 billion in …

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Wooster Brush Finalizes Plans for 600,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion

wooster brush

The Wooster Brush Company announced it will break ground on an additional manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facility on October 20. The new facility will total more than 600,000 square feet, making it the largest expansion in the company’s 170-year history. …

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Black Friday Predicted as Busiest Shopping Day for 2021

Black Friday

Sensormatic Solutions, a global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls, predicts that Black Friday, taking place Nov. 26, will be the busiest shopping day in the U.S. for 2021. The prediction comes from retail traffic data analytics within the company’s …

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August Existing Home Sales Drop, Median Prices Rise

August home sales

The sale of existing homes dropped for the first time in two months, according to the National Association of Realtors. Existing home sales for August were down 1.5 percent from the same month in 2020 and down 2 percent from …

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2021 NHPA All-Industry Conference Preview

All-Industry Conference Overview

From navigating supply chain challenges and managing employee safety and morale to celebrating record sales and adapting to new consumer demands, you’ve persevered through extraordinary times. The challenges and successes independent home improvement retailers have seen over the last 18 …

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Meet the NHPA All-Industry Panelists

NHPA All-Industry Conference

There is still time to register to attend the NHPA All-Industry Conference in Las Vegas Oct. 21-23. The conference is co-located with the National Hardware Show and will deliver educational presentations, industry-specific panel discussions and networking opportunities for independent home …

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