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Retailers See Consumers Seeking U.S.-Made Products

Consumers choose what products to buy for a variety of reasons. Cost, convenience and personal tastes can all be factors. No matter why consumers buy certain products, market performance can show some manufacturers continue to have strong sales. For some …

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Become a Master Gardener to Boost Business and Knowledge

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Turning a hobby into a job often means you are passionate about going to work every day. For Johnsons Home & Garden nursery associate Joan Easton, her hobby led her to find a part-time job opportunity. “I’m an avid gardener …

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Take a Tour of Irish Home Improvement Stores

Last month, Hardware Retailing publisher Dan Tratensek attended the seventh annual Global DIY Summit in Dublin. The Global DIY Summit brings together some of the top industry luminaries from around the world to discuss the home improvement industry, retail, the …

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America’s Favorite Main Street Celebrates Award

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After months of nominations, voting and campaigning, it’s finally official: The winner of this year’s America’s Main Streets Contest is Main Street Wellington in Wellington, Ohio. This historic neighborhood earned its place as America’s favorite Main Street with a compelling …

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Oregon Community Keeps Cowboy Spirit Alive

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In Lakeview, Oregon, the sight of spurs and cowboy boots isn’t unusual. The small community near the state line of California and Oregon is one of the last vestiges of isolated America, and with so many working ranches in the …

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Improve Productivity Through Delegation

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Are you one of those owners or managers who has trouble delegating responsibility to other employees? If so, then it’s likely you carry a high stress load and may never have enough time to get everything done. However, if you …

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Banking on Potato Donations

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Bavarian Home Hardware in Kimberley, British Columbia, joined other organizations in town for the second year in a row for the Spud Bucket Challenge. For two weeks in late April, customers could purchase  a 15-liter bucket and one seed potato …

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Are You Aware of Your Health Insurance Options?

As a business owner, you understand the importance of offering competitive wages and a solid employee benefits package to attract and retain talented employees. However, finding affordable group health insurance can be difficult. Whether you just want to look at …

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