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Ace Hardware Plans to Build Distribution Center in Central Ohio

Ace Hardware has plans to close its distribution center near Toledo, Ohio, and move it south to the Columbus area by the end of next year, according to the Columbus Dispatch. It was a corporate decision to close the facility, which …

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Liquidation Sales Start at 8 Orchard Supply Hardware Stores

Orchard Supply Hardware

Great American Group, a provider of asset disposition and auction services, is managing store closing sales at eight Orchard Supply Hardware locations. Liquidation sales will be held at Citrus Heights, Fairfield, Huntington Beach, Lone Tree, Long Beach, Midtown, Newark and …

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28,000 Retail Jobs Added in June


Total nonfarm payroll employment rose in June by 195,000, and the unemployment rate was unchanged from May at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The number of unemployed persons, at 11.8 million, was also unchanged in June. …

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Former NRHA President Celebrates 30 Years of Business in Central Florida

Three decades ago, Central Florida businessman and former North American Retail Hardware Association President Walter Toole purchased the existing Bray Hardware, a fixture in Winter Garden, Fla., since it was established there in 1906. His company, Toole’s Ace Hardware, has …

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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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