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Preparing for a DIY Holiday Season

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New research from The NPD Group reveals more shoppers are choosing to take care of household  projects they would normally have hired someone else to do before the start of COVID-19. The research firm finds more DIYers are handling general …

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NHPA’s Disruption Series Now Available to Stream

disruption series

After the success of the National Hardware Virtual Show and the NRHA All-Industry Conference, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is proud to offer a full suite of informative videos to train and inspire independent home improvement retailers. …

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NHPA Presents the 2020 Market Measure Report

Market Measure

Tune in on Dec. 16 to a webinar on the 2020 Market Measure Report presented by Dan Tratensek, NHPA executive vice president and executive editor of Hardware Retailing.  In this webinar, Tratensek will break down the economic trends and events …

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Access NRHA All-Industry Conference Content

NRHA All-Industry Conference

Were you unable to attend the 2020 NRHA All-Industry Conference in October? This year’s conference theme was “Industry Disrupters” and presentations focused on content relevant to today’s challenges and opportunities. Access all of the virtual keynote presentations, retailer panels and …

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Spectrum Paint to Acquire Assets of Richard’s Paint Mfg.

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Spectrum Paint Co. and members of the Richard family have announced plans to acquire the assets of Richard’s Paint Mfg. Co. in Rockledge, Florida. Spectrum, together with Eric Richard and Edward Richard Jr., will make up the ownership team of …

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Tractor Supply Co. Reports Record Sales and Profits in Q3

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Rural lifestyle chain Tractor Supply Co. reports record sales and profits in the third quarter of 2020, including a 31.4 percent rise in net sales during the period. In total, net sales for the three-month period ending Sept. 26 amounted …

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Existing Home Sales Rise 9.4% in September

existing home sales

Existing home sales rose 9.4 percent in September over August levels, reports the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The rise in September sales marks the fourth consecutive month of existing home sales growth. In total, 6.5 million existing homes were …

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Westlake Ace to Open 22nd Store in Kansas City

Westlake Ace Hardware

Westlake Ace Hardware has announced plans to open a new store in Kansas City’s historic Brookside neighborhood. Westlake Ace is leasing a 6,600-square-foot retail space for the store and will have a soft opening in late 2020 or early 2021. …

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