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Photo Gallery: True Value Fall Reunion

Retailers, manufacturers and other home improvement industry attendees recently flocked to the True Value Fall Reunion in Chicago. The buying show was bustling with activity as attendees networked, attended educational sessions, browsed vendor booths for trends and discovered the many special deals on …

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True Value Reunion Focuses on Wow Factor

True Value retailers gathered in the Windy City this past weekend looking for deals, networking opportunities and the chance to win $250,000 in product inventory at the co-op’s Fall Reunion, which ran from Sept. 18-20. The theme of the three-day …

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Blish-Mize Brings New Categories to Fall Market

Attendees at the 2015 Fall Blish-Mize Buying Market, held this past weekend in Overland Park, Kansas, got to see several new categories designed to help them diversify their product mix, along with a mobile ordering app they can take back to …

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Consumers Shop Local, Buy Made in America Products

Recently, NRHA asked consumers if they made a greater effort in the past year to buy Made in America products. And 53 percent said yes. In the same survey, 59 percent of those consumers also responded that they made a greater effort to …

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Nominations Open for Independent Small Business Award

Independent We Stand is accepting nominations for the organization’s annual Independent Small Business Award, which recognizes outstanding small independent businesses. To get your community home improvement store in the running for the Independent Small Business Award, fill out an application at …

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Outdoor Cooking a Hot Topic at Spoga+Gafa

The emergence of outdoor cooking as a prominent category was clearly evident throughout the Koelnmesse Exhibition Center this week, where grills, barbecues and smokers of all sizes, styles and price points could be found. Outdoor cooking products occupied an entire hall …

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Spoga+Gafa Features Competitive Lumberjacks and Aerial Dining


Visitors from around the world began gathering this past weekend in Cologne, Germany, to attend spoga+gafa 2015, where more than 2,000 lawn, garden and outdoor living suppliers were on hand to greet them. The event, which runs from Aug. 30 …

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Relationships With Sales Reps Make a Difference

Retailers know what they want their relationships with sales reps to look like, and their participation in a North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) study offers insight into their preferences. About 69 percent of home improvement retailers prefer sales reps to …

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