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Pantone Chooses Very Peri as 2022 Color of the Year

Very Peri

Invoking feelings of carefree confidence and daring curiosity, PANTONE’s 2022 Color of the Year, Very Peri (17-3938) is an inquisitive and intriguing color that embraces a creative spirit. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by …

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Door County Hardware Sells Local Teenager’s Creations

Lilly Cihlar and Amy Austad LaBott of Door County Hardware

When an employee at Door County Hardware started creating her own sculpture pieces, owner Amy Austad LaBott knew they would be a great addition to the store’s outdoor department. 15-year-old Lilly Cihlar took welding classes at her high school and …

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Take the Next Step for Growth

NHPA Retail Marketplace

The time is now to invest in your operation. Whether you’re in the market to add a new location or if you are looking to enhance your team, the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s NHPA Retail Marketplace is the …

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Emery Jensen Distribution Makes Investments in Supply Chain

Emery Jensen Distribution

To support increased growth and demand, Emery Jensen Distribution has implemented plans to expand the capabilities of its Retail Support Centers (RSCs) and increase distribution resources with more drivers, trucks, warehouse employees and sales staff across the country. “Emery Jensen …

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Green Reigns as Most Popular Color of the Year Choice

green color of the year

From soft sage hues to green-blue tones, greens dominated the list of 2022 Colors of the Year, with five major paint manufacturers choosing a shade of green as its Color of the Year. Representatives from two of those manufacturers shared …

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Grabill Hardware Celebrates New Leadership and 90th Anniversary

Grabill Hardware

Grabill Hardware is celebrating the official transition of ownership from Claude Schrock to his son, Leonard (Len) Schrock, and business partner James (Jim) Gerig. Founded in 1930 by Abner Gerig, the business is also recognizing its belated 90th anniversary. Claude …

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NRF Brings Back In-Person Retail’s Big Show for 2022

Retail's Big Show

The National Retail Federation (NRF) held its annual Retail’s Big Show event last week in-person at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. In 2021, the conference took place virtually. This yearly conference and expo bring together the …

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Annual Existing-Home Sales Break 2006 Record

existing-home sales

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that despite a decline in existing-home sales in December, the annual sales numbers hit the highest point since 2006. Year-over-year sales for 2021 were up 8.5 percent and existing-home sales topped 6.12 million, …

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