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CEO’s Message at Ace Convention: Take Risks

Ace Hardware

Ace’s revenue growth was fresh news at the Ace Hardware Fall 2015 Convention, but CEO and president John Venhuizen offered a warning to retailers: don’t get comfortable. On Wednesday, the cooperative reported revenue growth of 6.5 percent in its second quarter. …

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Learn About Retailers’ Approach To Buying

When retailers are deciding whether to add new products or replace existing lines in their stores, they consider two major factors: wholesaler support of the new vendor, and if the new vendor offers a free or deeply discounted opening order. These …

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Gardening Trends Spotted at the IGC Show in Baltimore

The Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show in Baltimore has been the spot this week to find new and innovative products for expanding and diversifying garden center inventories. The IGC Show also provided attendees with an outlook on incoming industry trends, and Hardware Retailing was out on the floor looking …

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IGC Show Kicks Off With Talk From Martha Stewart

The Independent Garden Center Show East (IGC East) kicked off Tuesday morning with a keynote question and answer session with Martha Stewart. The show is one of the largest gatherings of independent garden center owners, managers and buyers in the country and …

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NRHA Is on the Road—and Globe Trotting

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is sending association staff to speak at trade shows, visit with store owners in the U.S. and represent North American retailers to companies and industry organizations abroad. In August and September, for example, …

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Best Practices at Wholesaler Markets

Fall and spring wholesaler markets are great places to see new products, get special promotional prices and network with industry professionals. However, some markets are so expansive they can be overwhelming and hard to use efficiently. Depending on the season, …

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NRHA Presenting Research and Retailer Discussions on the State of the Industry

Did you know that a recent study reveals that 18 percent of independent home improvement retailers’ annual purchasing is done at buying markets? In addition, did you know that more than 50 percent of independent retailers list “learning about new products and programs” …

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IGC Show Offers Discounts to NRHA Attendees

Are you interested in discovering thousands of new products in the lawn and garden category? Would you gain important business insights from speakers including Martha Stewart, educational sessions and networking with other professionals? The Independent Garden Center Show (IGC Show) will be offering all of these things …

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