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“Editorial Challenges the Industry to Evolve”


To watch the video, click here. A testimonial by an independent retailer in the hardware industry.

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“Hardware Retailing is Written for Retailers”


To watch the video, click here. A testimonial from an independent retailer in the home improvement industry.

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Lowe’s Comp-Store Sales Up 9.6% in Second Quarter

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Increased demand for home improvement products led Lowe’s to a jump in comparable-store sales in the second quarter, the company reported. Its comparable-store sales for the quarter increased 9.6 percent; over the past six months, comparable-store sales grew by 4.6 …

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Distribution America, PRO Group Executive Planning Conference Scheduled for November

Home improvement industry manufacturers and vendors can meet with Distribution America (DA) officials and PRO Group leaders during the 2014 Executive Planning Conference (EPC), scheduled for Nov. 13-15 at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa in Florida. The conference …

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Home Depot’s Same-Store Sales Jump in Second Quarter

The recovering housing market coupled with rebounding sales in seasonal categories contributed to Home Depot’s U.S. comparable-store sales increasing by a double-digit percentage in the second quarter, the company said. Comparable-store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were …

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Chattanooga to be Site of House-Hasson Hardware Fall Show

House-Hasson Hardware’s 2013 fall product show is scheduled to take place Oct. 17-19 at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., an event which will bring up to 2,000 visitors to the city, according to the distributor. House-Hasson Hardware President …

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How to Respond to Fundraiser Requests

When you get a request for help, don’t hang up the phone just because you don’t think the organization is big enough to be relevant to you. While you can’t help everyone, it’s important to be slow to say no …

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Handy Hardware Holds First Post-Bankruptcy Market

This week, Handy Hardware welcomed retailers and manufacturers to its first buying market since Littlejohn & Co., a Connecticut-based investment firm, acquired the Texas-based distributor out of bankruptcy. The Fall Buying Market is taking place in San Antonio and runs …

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