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New Possibilities for Vassar Building Center

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Mike MacKay, president of Vassar Building Center in Michigan, is a planner. He scoured his community for new locations to expand his business for many years, but never quite landed on the perfect space at the perfect moment. The company …

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United Hardware Announces 3 Elected Board Members

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United Hardware Distributing Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members: Dan Stroinski, store owner of D&J Farm & Home and Mike Wilmes, store owner of two Wilmes Hardware stores. United Hardware is also pleased with …

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Ace Hardware Makes NRF’s Hot 25 Retailers List

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The National Retail Federation partnered with Kantar to release its 2021 Hot 25 Retailers List and hardware retailer cooperative Ace Hardware Corp. made the list at No. 14. The list ranks the fastest growing retail companies in the U.S. based …

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Setting Up for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Your niche category is well stocked, well merchandised and ready for customers to shop. Rather than just wait for customers to discover the department on their own, one of the best ways to get customers into the store is by …

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Made In America 2021 Event Postponed

Made in America 2021 postponed

Don Buckner, chief executive officer of Made In America, announced the Made In America 2021 event will be postponed. Due to increasing concerns about the COVID Delta variant and its impact, including the potential for future travel restrictions, shutdowns and …

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Orgill Cuts Ribbon on New DC in Rome, NY

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Orgill welcomed hundreds of customers, vendors and local dignitaries to Rome, New York, this week to celebrate, tour and take part in the official ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of its newest distribution center. “We enjoyed the opportunity …

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How DIYers Are Tackling Home Improvement

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New data from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) is revealing what projects DIYers across the U.S. are focusing on near the midpoint of the year. For nearly a decade, HIRI has polled roughly 3,000 homeowner each quarter to understand …

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U.S. Economy Grows 1.6% in Q2

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The U.S. economy has returned to pre-pandemic levels as gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.6 percent in the second quarter, The New York  Times reports. Compared to the second quarter of 2020, GDP grew 6.5 percent. Housing accounted for roughly …

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