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Bliffert Lumber Completes Partial ESOP Sale

Bliffert Lumber ESOP

After over 115 years in business, Bliffert Lumber & Hardware announced the partial sale of the company to its employees via an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) representing the Bliffert employees. In the announcement made on April 10, 2022, company …

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Aubuchon Company to Acquire Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply

Acquire Martin's Hardware & Building Supply

Martin and Kathleen Clark, owners and operators of Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply in Bristol and Middlebury, Vermont, have agreed to sell their business to the Aubuchon Company, the oldest and largest family-owned hardware store chain in America. “Martin and …

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Spalding Ace Hardware Celebrates 200th Anniversary 

Boasting two centuries of serving its customers and its community, Spalding Ace Hardware hosted a community event in June to celebrate its major milestone anniversary. The 200th anniversary celebration included in-store specials, discounts and giveaways. After shopping the sales and …

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Stream the 2022 Young Retailer of the Year Event

2022 Young Retailer of the Year

Members of the independent home improvement channel celebrated the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) 2022 Young Retailer of the Year honorees at a virtual event on July 20. Attendees got to hear from the honorees and congratulate them …

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BeautiTone Launches Barbie Dreamhouse Color Collection

BeautiTone Barbie

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Barbie™ Dreamhouse™, BeautiTone partnered with Mattel Canada to release a curated collection of Barbie-inspired paint colors. Chosen for their playfulness and livability, the BeautiTone Barbie Dreamhouse Color Collection aims to inspire Canadians …

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Inflation Hits Highest Point in 40 Years

inflation 40 years

The inflation rate topped 9.1% in June, the highest percentage in 40 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Consumer Price Index was up 1.3% in June on top of the 1.0% increase in May. The energy …

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Big Creek Lumber Announces Acquisition of O’Connor Lumber

Big Creek Lumber

Big Creek Lumber Company announced that it is in the process of acquiring O’Connor Lumber in Vallejo, California, which will be the operation’s sixth retail lumberyard and Ace hardware store. The store’s name will be changed to Big Creek Lumber …

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McCoy’s Building Supply to Sell Four Stores to CNRG

McCoy's Building Supply tool display

McCoy’s Building Supply has announced plans to sell four store locations to Central Network Retail Group (CNRG). CNRG is a multi-format, multi-brand retailer currently operating 140 hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards in 16 states, including locations in both Mississippi …

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