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150 Years of Blish-Mize: A Q&A With John and Jonathan Mize

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Blish-Mize Co. is celebrating 150 years of service this year. Hardware Retailing talked to chairman of the board John H. Mize and CEO and president Jonathan Mize for their insights into this milestone achievement for the company. Click here for …

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Blish-Mize Hosts Live Buying Market, Celebrates 150 Years

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After more than a year of most events in the home improvement industry grinding to a halt, Kansas-based Blish-Mize Co. held a live, face-to-face market last week, welcoming retailers and vendors to the Overland Park Convention Center for its three-day …

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Higginbotham Brothers Celebrates 140 Years

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2021 marks 140 years years of continued retail operations for Texas-based Higginbotham Brothers & Co. JM Higginbotham opened a General Mercantile store in Deleon, TX in 1881. By the early 1900s, the Higginbotham brothers owned and operated 9 stores in …

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Frager’s Hardware Hosts a Socially Distant Centennial

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The COVID-19 pandemic derailed initial plans for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Frager’s Hardware & Garden Center, the longest continuously operating hardware store in Washington, D.C. Determined not to let the centennial pass by without recognition, the store staff organized …

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Welden Hardware Counts Down to a Historic Celebration

Melissa Brett and her husband John have owned Welden Hardware for 15 years, but the business has been in operation in Simsbury, Connecticut, for 130 years. Late last year, the Bretts and their store manager started brainstorming ways to celebrate …

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