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Take Part in PlanItDIY.com’s Yard Makeover Contest

Are your customers proud of their peonies? Crazy about their koi pond? Raving about their roses? Finally found the mulch, rock or pavers they love? Here’s a great opportunity to promote your store by having them tell us about their …

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Former Builders Square President Dies

Frank Denny, former president of big-box home improvement retailer Builders Square, died July 2 at the age of 79. The former president of W.R. Grace and Co.’s home center division, Denny was chosen to manage the expansion of Home Centers …

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Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate to be Delayed Until 2015

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will delay until 2015 the requirement that businesses with more than 50 employees provide health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This delay …

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Upcoming Webinar to Help Retailers Prep for Holiday Selling Season

Retail industry specialists will contribute to a webinar “boot camp” designed to help retailers drive in shoppers and increase profits during the holiday selling season. Hosted by One Step Retail Solutions, a retailing consultancy firm, the webinar will focus on …

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May Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level Since 2006

Pending home sales increased in May to the highest level since late 2006, suggesting a possible boost in sales as mortgage interest rates began to rise, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based …

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Home Hardware Begins Construction on Eastern Distribution Centre Expansion

Construction has started at Home Hardware Stores Limited’s Eastern Distribution Centre in Debert, Nova Scotia. One of Home Hardware Stores Limited’s four distribution centers, the currently 350,000-square-foot Eastern Distribution Centre will grow by 236,000 square feet once the expansion is …

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Orchard Supply Asks Judge For Up to $3.1 Million in Bonuses

Orchard Supply Hardware

Orchard Supply Hardware has asked a judge to approve up to $3.125 million in bonus payments to keep top executives in their jobs while the company is being sold off to the highest bidder, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal. …

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Consumer Confidence Rises for Third Straight Month

Consumer confidence improved for the third straight month, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index. The Index now stands at 81.4, up from 74.3 in May, bringing it to its highest level since January 2008 (Index 87.3). “Consumers are …

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