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Lute Supply’s Bold Venture into the Dual-Format

Lute Supply has spent half a century earning a reputation for success serving professional builders, contractors and tradespeople. Its list of accolades features top awards by Goodman and Amana for outstanding sales growth, market share growth and excellence in distribution. …

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Marginal Sales Gains Forecast for This Holiday Season

The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects sales in November and December to marginally increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, over 2012’s actual 3.5 percent holiday season sales growth. The forecast is higher than the 10-year average holiday sales growth of …

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Home Hardware Dealer-Owners Participate in National Tree Day

Home Hardware Stores Limited and Tree Canada dug in at 36 locations across Canada to plant and look after large trees in celebration of National Tree Day. In recognition, Home Hardware dealer-owners hosted tree planting and maintenance events throughout the fall …

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Housing Recovery Gaining Despite Persistent Challenges

With home prices and household formations rising and household balance sheets healing, the ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year even as several challenges remain, according to economists who participated in the National Association of Home Builders’ …

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Registration Open for International Hardware Fair

It’s time again to register for the 39th annual International Hardware Fair Cologne. Why an international show? The show is considered one of the leading international events in the home improvement industry. In fact, in 2012 more than 50,000 attendees from132 …

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What’s Your Health Care Strategy?

The Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate now goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015, giving employers more time to consider their options before making a decision on their employee health care coverage. But with so many options to consider, where do you even begin? The delay is certainly …

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Three Tips to Make Your Wholesale Market Trips More Profitable

2022 Virtual Spring Market

The time comes once, if not twice, a year when you return from your wholesaler or co-op’s market and you have a decision to make. To do or not to do? The pile of market materials has found its way …

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Home Hardware Announces Recipient of Paul Straus Public Relations Award

Ian and Tara McNaughton, the dealer-owners of Gravenhurst Home Hardware, were awarded the 12th annual Paul Straus Public Relations Award during Home Hardware’s fall Shareholders’ Meeting in St. Jacobs, Ontario last week. Gravenhurst Home Hardware was recognized for its dedication …

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