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More and More Millennials Are Heading to Suburbia

In the past few years, we’ve seen millennials who, after graduating from college, have chosen to live downtown or in an urban area (usually renting an apartment in the neighborhood of their choice). There’s plenty of nightlife and other activities …

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Route 66 With Renee: Local Charm in Oklahoma City

IWS Road Trip

Last summer, I road tripped with Independent We Stand to visit local retailers along a route from Detroit to Boston, helping celebrate and spread awareness of small businesses of all kinds, including hardware and home improvement stores. This week, I headed out again with three …

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A 2016 Outlook on Home Improvement Product Sales

Black Friday 2023

The U.S. economy continues to improve, and home improvement product sales are up — factors that should only bode well for home improvement retailers. Total home improvement product sales increased in 2015, and are expected to grow even more in 2016 and …

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NRHA Kicks Off Route 66 Road Trip in Oklahoma

Road Trip

This week, Independent We Stand is road tripping to spread awareness about independent businesses across the country and the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is going along for the ride. The Great American Route 66 Road Trip kicks off March 14 in Oklahoma City. …

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