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Inaugural Design & Construction Week Offers Products, Demonstrations and More

Builders, designers, architects and other attendees to Design & Construction Week have plenty to see: The first-time event, which includes the International Builders’ Show, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the International Window Coverings Expo, offers more than 1,500 …

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Amazon to Offer Kindle Checkout System to Physical Retailers

Amazon Inc. plans to offer brick-and-mortar retailers a checkout system that uses Kindle tablets as soon as this summer. In one scenario, the Seattle company would give merchants Kindle tablets and credit-card readers. Amazon also might offer retailers other services, …

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Retailer Data Breach Trend Not Likely To End Soon

The recent data breaches at three major retail chains—Target, Neiman-Marcus and Michael’s—have compromised sensitive data from more 100 million customers and are, according to experts, the beginning of a trend that isn’t likely to fade any time soon. In all …

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Tractor Supply Reports Growth in Fourth Quarter

Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, with 1,276 stores in 48 states, announced gains in earnings and sales in the fourth quarter. The company reported a net sales increase of 10 …

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Drive Traffic with Winter Project Ideas and Spring Teasers

Winter doesn’t have to be downtime. Use your creativity to promote indoor home projects customers may not have thought of while carefully planning and purchasing for the upcoming spring rush. Bring your customers in this season and they’ll keep coming …

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Winter Weather Heats Up Demand for Wild Bird Seed

While much of the country is facing a record-breaking cold snap, sales of wild bird seed is heating up for retailers. According to Global Harvest Foods, the manufacturer of Audubon Park wild bird products, the company saw an increase in demand …

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Top 10 Reasons to Become an NRHA Member


What do you want out of your operation this year? More inventory turns? Higher margins? Better-trained employees? Now that the hustle of the holiday season is finally slowing down you can take a step back, take a deep breath and …

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HDW’s Spring Market Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Hardware Distribution Warehouse Inc. held its Spring Market at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 24-26. This years’ theme, Back to the Future, celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary. Kenneth R. Beauvais, president and CEO, reported dealers and …

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