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Retailers Find an Array of Ideas, New Products at Orgill Spring Show

Orgill

Retailers had an array of opportunities – from connecting with other store owners to ordering pallets of products at special prices and examining merchandising trends – at the Orgill, Inc. 2016 Spring Dealer Market. They flocked to a show floor featuring …

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Getting Rid of Pesticides That May Kill Bees

Big box retailers and distributors serving independent businesses are moving away from selling chemicals that may harm honey bees–and McGuckin Hardware in Colorado is working to be a leader in the effort. The chemicals are called neonicotinoids, and are pesticides that kill …

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Retailers Get to Know World and Main at Market

World and Main

Retailers who were accustomed to attending the Handy Hardware buying shows in Texas got a formal introduction to the company’s new identity this week. Handy Hardware, which was a regional distributor until recently, has been renamed World and Main Houston, becoming part …

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Handy Hardware to Retire Name at Spring Market

World and Main

Regional distributor Handy Hardware is retiring its name this year in favor of World and Main, the name of its parent company. Handy Hardware will formally adopt the World and Main name at its spring buying market, which is scheduled for Jan. …

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First State of Independents Conference a Success

State of Independents Conference

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) welcomed attendees from across the home improvement channel to its first-ever State of Independents Conference Dec. 10 in Chicago. The 2015 NRHA State of Independents Conference, sponsored by the National Hardware Show®, was …

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Additional Distributors: 2015 Market Measure

In Hardware Retailing‘s 2015 Market Measure, the magazine highlights the top four distributors in the independent home improvement industry and their 2014 financial performance. Below are additional distributors that provided Hardware Retailing with their 2014 financial information.

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What Are Your Business Resolutions for the New Year?

A new year is right around the corner. As you reflect on the past year and think about what you hope to accomplish in 2016, ask yourself, “What are my business resolutions for the new year?” We asked a few …

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Group Merchandising Conference Unites Manufacturers, Distributors

The mid-year Group Merchandising Conference (GMC), which ran June 16-18 in Atlanta, focused on building relationships and previewing products. Distributors affiliated with PRO Group, Inc. and Val-Test met with manufacturers during 973 scheduled private 30-minute buyer/vendor appointments over the course of …

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